I'm trying to find out if there is way to schedule a mail for later delivery in Gnus. I am not trying to just queue a mail to be sent whenever a connection becomes available, but I am looking for a feature to define a date at which a mail is to be sent.
There is, you need to:
; Activate delayed messages: (gnus-delay-initialize)
And this is also handy:
; Remove date, so delayed messages (C-c C-j) don't get a date until ; sent <firstname.lastname@example.org>: (setq message-draft-headers '(References From))
automated sending is activated by this (otherwise it will be sent the first time you fetch new email after time is up, I think):
; Demon to send queued email every other minute: (gnus-demon-add-handler 'gnus-delay-send-queue 1 nil) (gnus-demon-init)
To use it, write your email, and instead of pressing
C-c C-c to send it, you press
C-c C-j and are prompted for when you want the email sent (time, date, or delay).
The email will show up in a special group called
nndraft:delayed where you can delete or edit it if you change your mind.