OK – so you really should get a life … like not working weekends and evenings. Subordinates often complain about bosses who send late night or weekend emails to them. Often the boss will say, “I don’t expect them to respond on the weekend.” (If you want subordinates to respond on the weekend, this tip is not for you.)
If you want it to look like you are not working when you are … for whatever reason … you can delay the delivery of your emails if you are using Microsoft Outlook.
1. When you are in your email, select the OPTIONS tab and “Delay Delivery”
2. When the dialog box opens, you can enter the date and time you want your email to go out.
3. The email will wait in your Outbox until the next SEND after the time you set for delivery.
If you close Outlook, it will ask you if you want to close or wait for the emails to be sent. You can close anyway. If you set the time for Monday at 9:00 AM for emails to be sent and do not open Outlook until noon, the email messages will go out at noon. If Outlook is running at 9:00 AM, your delayed emails will go out at that time.