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An email scheduler is most commonly an app that complements some of the most popular email clients, such as Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, and GMX. It can be a separate tool that helps you set up email scheduling options for an email service that doesn’t have them. It can also introduce more extensive solutions, like recurring messages and email tracking. Other email schedulers are add-ons for your email clients. You can use them within your favorite email service via a special menu.
Some email clients have a scheduling feature by default. If the one you are using doesn’t, you can use an email scheduler app to improve your email marketing efforts.
Scheduling is an important practice because it makes your marketing strategy consistent. You need to build a relationship with your clients by providing them with valuable content continually. By regularly educating them, helping them, entertaining them, and offering them fantastic products and services, you can earn their trust and loyalty. At that point, they’ll have expectations of you, and you can keep meeting them with every timely email.
Let us take a look at how you can schedule your emails in some of the most used email clients, including:
The Gmail email scheduler feature has been introduced in 2019. It has been added to both the web and mobile versions of the popular email client. The process of scheduling your emails is fairly simple.
To schedule emails with the web client, you need to:
Click on Compose
Enter an email address and write your email
Look for the Send button and click on the down-pointing arrow next to it
Choose one of the options in the pop-up window
Click on Pick date & time if none of the given options suit you
Click on Schedule send
When you’re finished setting everything up, you can find all your scheduled emails by clicking on the Scheduled bar in the navigation menu on the left.
The way to schedule emails with the Gmail mobile client is mostly the same as with the web app. You need to:
Tap the Compose button
Enter an address and write your email
Tap the three dots in the top right corner
Select the option to Schedule send
Choose from one of the same presets as in the web client, or tap Pick date & time and set your preferred options manually
Tap the Schedule send button
To get more extensive options, such as recurring emails, you can try out the Email Scheduler for Gmail add-on. It enables you to schedule messages within Gmail with the help of a Google spreadsheet. You’ve got two options:
With the free version, you can set up recurring messages based on spreadsheet scripts
With the paid version, you can also track your emails. The pricing ranges from $25 to $270
If Outlook is your preferred ESP, you can schedule your emails in two ways — by using the Outlook web client or the desktop app.
To schedule emails in the Outlook web client, you’ve got two options. Microsoft has recently added a simple feature for sending your email at a more convenient time. If you want more advanced scheduling options, you need to get Boomerang for Outlook.
To use Microsoft’s default scheduling feature, you should:
Click on New message
Compose your email
Click on the down-pointing arrow next to the Send button
Set up the desired date and time
If you want Boomerang’s more extensive options, you need to:
Go to the Boomerang for Outlook website
Click on the Get it now button in the left navigation menu
Sign in to Microsoft App Source by entering your Outlook email address
Go to your Outlook.com
Click on Add in the Boomerang pop-up menu
When you’re done setting up Boomerang for Outlook, you can move on to scheduling your email:
Start creating a new message
Click on the three dots in the top-down navigation bar
Select Boomerang from the drop-down menu
Click on Open Boomerang
Allow Boomerang full access to your Outlook web app
You can select one of the options in the Boomerang drop-down menu or open the Boomerang sidebar with additional features.
With Boomerang for Outlook, you can use features such as:
Boomerang for Outlook
Schedule your email based on one of the templates, or set up the date and time yourself
Schedule Recurring Email
Schedule an email that is going to be sent periodically according to your settings
Get a confirmation email as soon as the recipient opens the email you sent them
Receive a reminder if there is no response to your email after a set amount of time
Use Outlook’s AI to help you write an email that will perform better
The Outlook desktop app comes with an in-built scheduling feature. To use it, you need to:
Compose a new email
Click on Options in the top navigation bar
Choose More Options in the drop-down menu
Click on Delay Delivery
In the Delay Delivery pop-up menu, you can schedule your email. Go to the Delivery options, click on Do not deliver before, and set up the desired date and time. Once you’re done, click Close and then Send. The email will be delivered at the time you’ve set up.
Yahoo Mail doesn’t have a scheduling feature and is no longer supported by Boomerang. You have to find an alternative solution.
You can create an account on Later.io and use the service’s scheduling options for Yahoo. With the free version of the service, you only get to send ten emails per month. To get more, you have to subscribe to one of the paid plans, ranging from $3.33 to $83.33 per month.
You need to create a Later.io account with the email address you want to use for sending scheduled emails. Verify the email, and you’re good to go. You need to:
Click on the Compose button in the Emails dashboard
Set up the date and time when you want the email to be sent
Choose whether you want it to be a single or recurring email
Click on Commit
Once you’re finished, you’ll be able to see the list of all your scheduled emails.
GMX doesn’t have any complementary email schedulers. It comes with its default email scheduling feature. You need to:
Compose your email
Click the clock icon next to the Send button
Set up the date and time
Click the OK button to confirm
You can see the scheduled time next to the clock icon. Keep in mind that GMX keeps scheduled emails in the outbox. If you need to reschedule the mail, click on the clock icon and look for the Change sending time option.
There is a vast assortment of modern email marketing software that provides extensive features, among which you can find email scheduling. The idea is to combine multiple marketing efforts into a unified platform that enables you to perform a variety of actions and track their results from the same place.
If you’re not satisfied with the features of email clients and complementary email schedulers, you should opt for a better option — autoresponders.
Autoresponders are essential tools for almost every successful marketing campaign because most of them do much more than just enable you to schedule emails. You can use them to automate large chunks of the marketing process. Some of them provide you with campaign creation features, enabling you to send your emails and newsletters to a segmented target audience automatically. Whenever a subscriber performs a particular action, or a specific event happens, the autoresponder will send out the email you’ve tailored accordingly. Since timing is essential, you can schedule every:
Special offer email
Abandoned car email
Review request email
Autoresponders can perform a variety of actions to help you improve your marketing campaign, including:
Turning website visitors into subscribers
Generating repeat sales
Developing a strong relationship with your audience
Providing a quick follow-up
Leading users to your best content
Helping you get measurable results
Ensuring better email deliverability
Boosting brand awareness
An autoresponder is a perfect connection between your website and an email campaign. One of the most effective ways to engage with website visitors is to present them with an enticing offer in exchange for their email address. Give them something valuable and relevant, such as a free trial of your most prominent product. If they know they can gain from it, they will give you their email willingly. Once they do, the autoresponder can regularly send them relevant emails with helpful information and fantastic offers.
When a visitor subscribes to your mailing list because they want to do business with you, they probably don’t want it to be a one-time thing. They will want to receive updates on new offers regularly. An autoresponder can ensure that they receive your newsletters, special offers, and announcements at opportune times.
An autoresponder can do much more than a simple email scheduler. Next to receiving your emails frequently, your contacts can get them as a response to a specific action they take — like clicking on a link or subscribing to your mailing list. You can personalize and optimize the responses so that a particular customer gets them on a specific day — such as their birthday or an anniversary of their relationship with your business. Many autoresponders can help you fulfill client expectations in different ways.
Every valuable interaction with a user requires a top-notch follow-up. The problem is that it is difficult to keep up with everyone if you are doing it manually. An autoresponder can always send a timely message that will nurture your connection with every member of your target audience.
Every contact that subscribes to your mailing list should get your top-notch content. You can set up your autoresponder to send an email whenever someone takes an action that implies interest. The email should inform users about where they can find what they are looking for. This could be your blog, product page, YouTube channel, social media profile, etc. Use the autoresponder to create the perfect user experience and customer journey.
Another essential feature that many autoresponders have is reporting. You can get an overview of the results of your marketing efforts in the form of crucial metrics. These numbers can help you improve various aspects of your marketing campaign. You can learn which piece of content worked the best, when and how often your users prefer to receive emails, what kind of information is seen as the most interesting, where the best place for your CTAs is, etc.
An autoresponder tool’s primary asset is automation. This means that you don’t need to spend as much time and money trying to get a hold of and maintain communication with every single member of your audience. Instead of hiring more people to implement a variety of marketing tactics, you can use an autoresponder to send your best content and offers continually, and get a significantly better ROI.
Deliverability is one of the most important aspects of your email marketing campaign. If the emails aren’t reaching your contact’s inboxes, all your other efforts are fruitless. Most autoresponders enable you to segment your audience and provide you with a deliverability score for every email. This can help you further improve your contact lists and optimize your email content to pass the spam filters of various ESPs.
Every email that your autoresponder sends should contain your logo, tagline, address, phone number, and any other information that is relevant to your brand. That way, every time someone receives your email, your brand awareness will grow. If your primary email marketing asset is a newsletter, you can make it shareable, so that even more people learn about you and possibly subscribe to your mailing list.
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Our email campaign creator enables you to make compelling newsletter campaigns and set them up so that they are automatically sent to everyone in your contact list at the right time. The tool comes with a tracking feature that you can use to check the deliverability of your emails and optimize the campaign for success.
Our autoresponder works best with our other email marketing tools, such as:
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