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We all receive there are emails that require action later, such as an electricity bill that’s due at the end of the month, an email you have to follow up in a few days or the Zoom link for a meeting that’s happening next week.

However, if you let these emails pile up on your Inbox it’s likely that you’ll forget to go back to them as they gets buried by new messages. 

Instead of having to make a mental or physical note to get back to an email, the best way to defer action on an email is to get it out of your Inbox now and have the message return to the top of your inbox at a later date.

Luckily, you can use technology to help you do this!

To Snooze emails on Gmail desktop

  1. Within your Inbox, point to an email that requires action, attention or follow up in the future. 
  2. On the right, click Snooze Snooze.
  3. Choose a later day and time to get the email. There are default settings eg tomorrow morning or you can specify a particular date/time. 

If you are already inside a message go to the top and click on the Snooze icon. 

Or to snooze more than one message, select the messages you want to snooze. Then at the top, click on the Snooze icon.

To snooze emails in Gmail mobile

  1. Open an email
  2. In the upper right, tap More 더보기and then Snooze.
  3. Choose a later day and time to get the email.

To find Snoozed emails in Gmail

  1. Go to list of folders on the left side of your desktop, or the Menu Menu on your mobile.
  2. Select Snoozed.

You can also search in:snoozed.

Outlook on desktop

1. Select an email.

2. Click the “Snooze” button at the top to choose when you want the message to reappear.

To find Snoozed emails in Outlook

  1. Go to list of folders on the left side of your desktop, or the Menu Menu on your mobile.
  2. Select Snoozed.

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