Do you want to schedule emails with Gmail? Gmail has a lot of great features that can help you get more done, but scheduling emails isn’t one of them. It’s just very basic.
That’s why in this post we are going to show you how to schedule emails with Gmail while getting the most out of it, while also showing you significant benefits of email scheduling.
Spoiler alert: This will change your reply-rate drastically!
The Benefits of Scheduling emails with Gmail:
1. Avoid Decreasing the Likelihood of Your Email Being Opened or Positively Replied To.
Would you reply to an email at 10 PM when your energy levels are hitting their lows, and all you can think about is either going to bed or depending on who you are, watching an episode of your favorite show after a long day of work?
When you schedule emails, you can make sure they are sent at the time that suits the recipient.
What separates the method we show you in this post compared to Gmails method is that this method even allows you to adjust the timezones of your scheduled emails so that you don’t have to do any maths.
What you will need to know is where your recipient is based, though.
2. Modify Your Emails without Regrets.
Did you ever send an email and wished you could undo it? If so, make sure to check out our 10 Gmail Tips and Tricks post as there is a simple way to modify the length of time you have before you can’t undo the sending of an email.
By scheduling your emails, though? You can always go back to them and modify them before they are sent if needed. Whether that’s to fix a mistake, add something that’s missing, or to add in an extra idea you thought of.
3. Respond at the Most Suitable Time for Your Clients While Suiting Yourself.
Did you ever notice that some of your clients respond more during specific times of the day? It’s most likely because they have a schedule with blocks for responding to messages. And also because they are busier at certain times of the day. Does that mean that you should wait until it’s the perfect time to email them? No. You should also suit yourself.
And that’s where scheduling an email comes in once again.
Just because someone’s time doesn’t suit your time doesn’t mean that you have to compromise with your emails.
How to Schedule Emails with Gmail ✉️
If you want to schedule emails with Gmail while using scheduling to its full advantage, you are going to need a Chrome extension.
And this is where MailTag comes in.
MailTag is primarily an email tracker that notifies you when people open your email, but it’s also a 3-in-1 Google Chrome extension that also allows you to schedule emails and to automatically follow-up on emails.
Here’s how to schedule emails with it:
- Press on our Add to Chrome banner to get taken to the Chrome Store.
- Download MailTag.
- Connect your email account to automatically sign up for a 2-weeks trial.
- Once you connect to MailTag, you should be seeing 3 new icons when composing your emails.
- Press on the one that resembles a clock.
- Select your desired date, time, and timezone to make sure your email reaches your recipient at the exact time you want it to reach them.
- Press on Schedule, and go on with your day.
MailTag will automatically send your schedules emails with Gmail when the time is right.
Other Benefits of MailTag
Your email wasn’t viewed?
Gmail won’t schedule your emails, but it also won’t tell you whether someone viewed your email or not.
All major messaging platforms on the internet do.
That means that you have no data at all as to whether your emails are being read and just are of poor quality, or whether your email never got to anyone in the first place.
That means that you don’t have any insights into what you can do better, making it hard for you to improve your emails.
MailTag will let you know when your email was first opened, if people clicked on specific links that you attached in an email, and how many times people looked on it.
That will give you all the data you need to see what emails work and which don’t.
…And if someone chooses to never click on your email or never sees it, with MailTag, you can send automatic follow-ups to increase the likelihood of getting an open or a reply.
Try it out for 2-weeks without a need for a card.