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Fastmail’s Scheduled Send Can Take the Pressure Out of Email

But if you use it for good and not for evil

  • Fastmail’s scheduled delivery splits email generation and delivery.
  • Don’t use it as a reminder or stress your co-workers on the weekend.
  • Email is the best and worst way to communicate at work.

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If you’ve ever written an email on a Sunday evening, before you hesitate send. Reservation transfers are helpful.

Long-time email provider Fastmail has added scheduled delivery, a feature already present in some other apps and email services that should be standard for all email. It’s a simple feature. You can compose your email at any time and schedule it to be delivered at a time more convenient for your recipients.

“I don’t like to force myself, but sometimes I prefer to work late or on weekends. I see your emails when people are resting or resting.” says Nuria Gregori, a freelance fashion stylist and photographer. “You may not immediately reply to emails, but as a freelancer you often feel compelled to reply.”

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Fastmail’s implementation of Scheduled Send should not surprise you at all. That’s great. Click the arrow next to the Send button and choose from a drop-down list of presets, such as Today Later, Tonight, or Tomorrow. If this doesn’t work, you can choose the correct date and time.

Separating the time you spend composing an email opens up some neat possibilities. As we saw above, you can compose an email on a Sunday evening and send it during regular business hours. Not only is this better for the recipient, but it can also hide the fact that you work on weekends, creating unwanted expectations in the future.

You may not immediately reply to emails, but as a freelancer you often feel compelled to reply.

You might check emails you need to send at a specific time, but maybe it’s time to sleep. Or you can schedule an email to arrive in your inbox when someone else goes to work and put it at the top of the list.

Other hacking methods include sending yourself a time reminder, saving a personal email to a friend until evening, or scheduling an email to your boss for Friday night and ignoring all emails until Monday if you prefer.

It’s about control. By better controlling your communication, you can reduce mental overload and stress.

stress killer

Email is one of the biggest stressors in modern work. There can be an endless pile of unread messages that need to be processed. To make matters worse, your important emails are obscured by all the Fwd:Fwd:Fwd junk blocking your inbox and can’t get your attention.

And there are expectations. When you receive an email, keep that in mind. Even if the sender does not expect a reply, sooner or later they will feel obligated to reply.

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And since your email calendar is sender-centric, anyone can put anything in their inbox at any time, so you have no control over anything.

“Email is still the best way to communicate at work. But most people didn’t clean up their emails,” tech reporter Radu Tyrsina told Lifewire via email. “It’s noisy everywhere and none of us have the patience to clean up the mess once every two days.”

So something like periodic transmission is important, but everyone should use it and use it for good, not evil. Email management at work is delegated to users when they have more responsibility.

German auto group Daimler, which owns Mercedes, is right. When an employee goes on vacation, all incoming emails are moved to the trash. No vacation and no emails for two weeks. Senders get an automated response asking the employee to resend something important after they return to the office.

This is a great example of making email less stressful, but unfortunately most of the blame still rests with us, the users. Tools like scheduled sending can be helpful, but emails are going to be stressful until we don’t treat them as dumping places to get things out of our inbox, places that require an immediate response, or places we constantly check. is.


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Fastmail’s Scheduled Send Can Take the Pressure Out of Email

But only if you use if for good, not evil

Fastmail’s Scheduled Send splits the creation and delivery of email. 
Use it as a reminder or to avoid stressing colleagues out over the weekend. 
Email is the best, and worst, way to communicate at work.
Klaus Vedfelt / Getty Images

Did you ever compose an email on Sunday night, then hesitate before pressing send. Scheduled send will help. 

Veteran privacy-first email provider Fastmail has just added Scheduled Send, a feature already found in some other apps and email services and one which should probably be standard for all email. It’s a simple feature. You can compose an email whenever it’s convenient for you and schedule its dispatch at a time better suited to the recipient. 

“I don’t like to impose on people, but sometimes I prefer to work late or on weekends. Even if people are resting or taking time off, they’ll see your email,” freelance fashion stylist and photographer Nuria Gregori. “It might not be expected that you answer emails right away, but for freelancers, you often feel that you have to.”

Send Later

Fastmail’s Scheduled Send implementation won’t surprise you at all, which is great. You just click on the arrow next to the send button and choose from the drop-down list of presets—later today, this evening, tomorrow, and so on. If those don’t work for you, you can choose an exact date and time. 

Separating the creation of an email from its sending time brings several neat opportunities. As we saw above, you can compose an email on Sunday evening and send it during more regular office hours. This is not only better for the recipient, but it can hide the fact that you work on weekends, which is the kind of thing that can lead to unwanted expectations in the future. 

It might not be expected that you answer emails right away, but for freelancers, you often feel that you have to.

You can also cue up mails that need to be sent at a certain time, but which might be when you’re asleep. Or you can time an email to hit somebody’s inbox when they arrive at work, putting it—hopefully—at the top of their list.

Other hacks include sending timed reminders to yourself, holding personal emails to your friends until the evening, or scheduling an email to your boss for Friday evening, then ignoring all your emails until Monday if you want. 

It’s about control. By having more control over your communication, you can reduce mental overload and stress. 

Stressbuster

Email might be one of the biggest sources of stress in modern work. You may have a never-ending pile of unread messages that you need to process. Worse, an important email may slip through your attention, obscured by all the Fwd: Fwd: Fwd junk clogging up your inbox. 

And then there are the expectations. When you receive an email, it’s on your mind. Even if the sender doesn’t expect an answer, you probably feel obligated to give one sooner rather than later, even if it’s just to deal with it and get it off your mind. 

Fastmail

And because email scheduling is dictated by the sender—i.e., anyone can put anything in your inbox at any time—you have zero control. 

“Emails are still the best way to communicate in the workplace. However, most people don’t have their emails organized,” technology reporter Radu Tyrsina told Lifewire via email. “It is noisy, all over the place, and none of us have the patience to keep cleaning the mess every other day.”

That’s why something like scheduled sending is important, but only if everyone uses it and uses it for the forces of good, not evil. Work email management is pushed onto the user when more responsibility should be with the employer. 

German vehicle company Daimler, which owns Mercedes, has the right idea. When employees go on vacation, all incoming email is sent to the trash. There’s no coming back from vacation and dealing with two weeks’ worth of email. Senders receive an automated reply telling them to re-send anything important after the employee returns to the office. 

This is a great example of taking the stress out of email, but unfortunately, most of the responsibility still falls on us, the users. Tools like Scheduled Send can help, but until we stop treating email as a dump for getting stuff out of our own inboxes, as a place to demand instant responses, and as something that we check incessantly, email will stay stressful.

#Fastmails #Scheduled #Send #Pressure #Email

Fastmail’s Scheduled Send Can Take the Pressure Out of Email

But only if you use if for good, not evil

Fastmail’s Scheduled Send splits the creation and delivery of email. 
Use it as a reminder or to avoid stressing colleagues out over the weekend. 
Email is the best, and worst, way to communicate at work.
Klaus Vedfelt / Getty Images

Did you ever compose an email on Sunday night, then hesitate before pressing send. Scheduled send will help. 

Veteran privacy-first email provider Fastmail has just added Scheduled Send, a feature already found in some other apps and email services and one which should probably be standard for all email. It’s a simple feature. You can compose an email whenever it’s convenient for you and schedule its dispatch at a time better suited to the recipient. 

“I don’t like to impose on people, but sometimes I prefer to work late or on weekends. Even if people are resting or taking time off, they’ll see your email,” freelance fashion stylist and photographer Nuria Gregori. “It might not be expected that you answer emails right away, but for freelancers, you often feel that you have to.”

Send Later

Fastmail’s Scheduled Send implementation won’t surprise you at all, which is great. You just click on the arrow next to the send button and choose from the drop-down list of presets—later today, this evening, tomorrow, and so on. If those don’t work for you, you can choose an exact date and time. 

Separating the creation of an email from its sending time brings several neat opportunities. As we saw above, you can compose an email on Sunday evening and send it during more regular office hours. This is not only better for the recipient, but it can hide the fact that you work on weekends, which is the kind of thing that can lead to unwanted expectations in the future. 

It might not be expected that you answer emails right away, but for freelancers, you often feel that you have to.

You can also cue up mails that need to be sent at a certain time, but which might be when you’re asleep. Or you can time an email to hit somebody’s inbox when they arrive at work, putting it—hopefully—at the top of their list.

Other hacks include sending timed reminders to yourself, holding personal emails to your friends until the evening, or scheduling an email to your boss for Friday evening, then ignoring all your emails until Monday if you want. 

It’s about control. By having more control over your communication, you can reduce mental overload and stress. 

Stressbuster

Email might be one of the biggest sources of stress in modern work. You may have a never-ending pile of unread messages that you need to process. Worse, an important email may slip through your attention, obscured by all the Fwd: Fwd: Fwd junk clogging up your inbox. 

And then there are the expectations. When you receive an email, it’s on your mind. Even if the sender doesn’t expect an answer, you probably feel obligated to give one sooner rather than later, even if it’s just to deal with it and get it off your mind. 

Fastmail

And because email scheduling is dictated by the sender—i.e., anyone can put anything in your inbox at any time—you have zero control. 

“Emails are still the best way to communicate in the workplace. However, most people don’t have their emails organized,” technology reporter Radu Tyrsina told Lifewire via email. “It is noisy, all over the place, and none of us have the patience to keep cleaning the mess every other day.”

That’s why something like scheduled sending is important, but only if everyone uses it and uses it for the forces of good, not evil. Work email management is pushed onto the user when more responsibility should be with the employer. 

German vehicle company Daimler, which owns Mercedes, has the right idea. When employees go on vacation, all incoming email is sent to the trash. There’s no coming back from vacation and dealing with two weeks’ worth of email. Senders receive an automated reply telling them to re-send anything important after the employee returns to the office. 

This is a great example of taking the stress out of email, but unfortunately, most of the responsibility still falls on us, the users. Tools like Scheduled Send can help, but until we stop treating email as a dump for getting stuff out of our own inboxes, as a place to demand instant responses, and as something that we check incessantly, email will stay stressful.

#Fastmails #Scheduled #Send #Pressure #Email


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