Hi all. I love the ability to send Mail messages later. However I just discovered that editing that message seems…. Impossible?
When I go to my “send later” folder and click on a message an “edit” button is there, but clicking it only lets me reschedule when the email will be sent. How to I edit the message itself? I’ve been copying the message and starting over, but surely there is a better way! What am I missing?
It does not sync because then Apple would have to provide that service (similar to how e.g. Spark and some other mail clients do it so you can see scheduled messages from any of the devices). This would then mean keeping your messages on some server until the scheduled time, which may be fine for iCloud Mail, but is a bit more tricky for other accounts as then they would need to keep your credentials to be able to send at appropriate time as well. There’s a privacy and security aspect to that then. Long story short, I believe this is how they intended it to work and this is why there’s no sync.
Thanks all. Super helpful. I didn’t think to check the drafts folder. The convo about syncing across devices was also helpful. Another question. If my iPad or laptop is closed will it still send? I think I remember it needs to be connected to wifi, but I can’t remember for sure.
Yes, it should generally send scheduled emails while devices are in sleep mode, provided there’s network connectivity. On the Mac, I don’t think the Mail app even needs to be left running (but it’s been a while since I actually tested this), there’s probably some other process that handles these.