FAQ’s

This FAQ page answers our most common questions. Please get in touch if anything you wish to know is unanswered.

How do I send an Email Message?

To send scheduled email messages via your email client, simply create your email as usual, then add the following commands to the top of the message, the commands that follow are examples and will need customising to meet your requirements:

{date:2017-10-30 08:30}
{to:recipients-email@address.com;Recipients Name}

Command: Date
Add the date and time you wish your email message to be scheduled for, format (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM).

Command: To
Add the email address of the recipient the email should be sent to, you can also specify the name of the recipient by adding a semicolon after the email address followed by the recipients name. The name is optional and does not have to be added.

If you wish to add multiple email addresses and names use the format specified above, after the recipient name use a comma and then use the same structure again. Please note this will send the same email to multiple email addresses:
{to:email1;name1,email2;name2}

Names are optional if you don’t want to use them then:
{to:email1,email2,email3}

Or a mixture of using names:
{to:email1,email2,email3;name3}

Email Example
Below is an example of what an email would look like, the TO,FROM,SUBJECT fields are fields in your email client and not written in the body of the message:

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TO: test@laters.net
FROM: paul.hamlington@mydomain.com
SUBJECT: Sending My First Scheduled Email
MESSAGE:

{date:2018-10-01 22:30}
{to:paul.hamlington@work.com;Paul Hamlington,peter.harris@work.com;Peter Harris}

Hi,

This is a test message using the laters.net service, my message should be queued and sent on 1st October 2018, 10:30pm.

Best wishes

Paul Hamlington
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Few items to explain above:
1. The ‘TO’ address needs to match your ‘Write In Email’ address specified on your laters preference settings.
2. The ‘FROM’ address needs to match the ‘Allowed Emails’ specified on your laters preference settings.

How do I send an SMS Message?

To send scheduled SMS messages via your email client, simply create your email as usual, then add the following commands to the top of the message, the commands that follow are examples and will need customising to meet your requirements:

{date:2017-10-30 08:30}
{to:+447976505783;Paul Hamlington}

Command: Date
Add the date and time you wish your email message to be scheduled for, format (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM).

Command: To
Add the international phone number of the recipient the SMS should be sent to, you can also specify the name of the recipient by adding a semicolon after the phone number followed by the recipients name. The name is optional and does not have to be added, the name is not sent in the SMS but is used as a helpful reference in your Laters account.

If you wish to add multiple phone numbers and names use the format specified above, after the recipient name use a comma and then use the same structure again. Please note this will send the same SMS to multiple phone numbers:
{to:number1;name1,number2;name2}

Names are optional if you don’t want to use them then:
{to:number1,number2,number3}

Or a mixture of using names:
{to:number1,number2,number3;name3}

Email Example
Below is an example of what an email would look like, the TO,FROM,SUBJECT fields are fields in your email client and not written in the body of the message:

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TO: test@laters.net
FROM: paul.hamlington@mydomain.com
SUBJECT: Sending My First Scheduled SMS
MESSAGE:

{date:2018-10-01 22:30}
{to:+447976505783;Paul Hamlington,+440000000000;Peter Harris}

Hi,

This is a test SMS message using the laters.net service, my message should be queued and sent on 1st October 2018, 10:30pm.

Best wishes

Paul Hamlington
————————————————

Few items to explain above:
1. The ‘TO’ address needs to match your ‘Write In Email’ address specified on your laters preference settings.
2. The ‘FROM’ address needs to match the ‘Allowed Emails’ specified on your laters preference settings.
3. The ‘SUBJECT’ field is not sent in the SMS message but is useful to find messages in your Laters history.
4. The email message body can only be a maximum of 160 characters.
5. SMS messages are only allowed on Standard and Professional Plans.

How do I send a Facebook Message?

To send scheduled Facebook messages via your email client, simply create your email as usual, then add the following commands to the top of the message, the commands that follow are examples and will need customising to meet your requirements:

{date:2017-10-30 08:30}
{to:Facebook}

Command: Date
Add the date and time you wish your email message to be scheduled for, format (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM).

Command: To
Add the word ‘Facebook’, this will automatically use your Facebook settings. You must setup your Facebook settings first by going to the ‘Social Media’ page within your Laters account.

Email Example
Below is an example of what an email would look like, the TO,FROM,SUBJECT fields are fields in your email client and not written in the body of the message:

————————————————
TO: test@laters.net
FROM: paul.hamlington@mydomain.com
SUBJECT: Sending My First Scheduled Facebook Message
MESSAGE:

{date:2018-10-01 22:30}
{to:Facebook}

Hi,

This is a test Facebook message using the laters.net service, my message should be queued and sent on 1st October 2018, 10:30pm.

Best wishes

Paul Hamlington
————————————————

Few items to explain above:
1. The ‘TO’ address needs to match your ‘Write In Email’ address specified on your laters preference settings.
2. The ‘FROM’ address needs to match the ‘Allowed Emails’ specified on your laters preference settings.
3. The ‘SUBJECT’ field is not sent in the Facebook message but is useful to find messages in your Laters history.
4. The email message body can only be a maximum of 63206 characters.
5. Facebook messages are only allowed on Standard and Professional Plans.

How do I send a Twitter Message?

To send scheduled Twitter messages via your email client, simply create your email as usual, then add the following commands to the top of the message, the commands that follow are examples and will need customising to meet your requirements:

{date:2017-10-30 08:30}
{to:Twitter}

Command: Date
Add the date and time you wish your email message to be scheduled for, format (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM).

Command: To
Add the word ‘Twitter’, this will automatically use your Twitter settings. You must setup your Twitter settings first by going to the ‘Social Media’ page within your Laters account.

Email Example
Below is an example of what an email would look like, the TO,FROM,SUBJECT fields are fields in your email client and not written in the body of the message:

————————————————
TO: test@laters.net
FROM: paul.hamlington@mydomain.com
SUBJECT: Sending My First Scheduled Twitter Message
MESSAGE:

{date:2018-10-01 22:30}
{to:Twitter}

Hi,

This is a test Twitter message using the laters.net service, my message should be queued and sent on 1st October 2018, 10:30pm.

Best wishes

Paul Hamlington
————————————————

Few items to explain above:
1. The ‘TO’ address needs to match your ‘Write In Email’ address specified on your laters preference settings.
2. The ‘FROM’ address needs to match the ‘Allowed Emails’ specified on your laters preference settings.
3. The ‘SUBJECT’ field is not sent in the Twitter message but is useful to find messages in your Laters history.
4. The email message body can only be a maximum of 280 characters.
5. Twitter messages are only allowed on Standard and Professional Plans.

What commands can I send with my email?

There are two command fields you can supply to schedule email laters message:

Date e.g. {date:2017-10-30 08:30}

To e.g.
 – Email: {to:recipients-email@address.com;Recipient Name}
 – SMS: {to:+447976505783;Recipient Name}
 – Facebook: {to:facebook}
 – Twitter: {to:twitter}

 

Command: Date
{date:2017-10-30 08:30}

The date is entered in the format YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM where:

Y = Year e.g. 2018 is the year Two thousand and Eighteen
M = Month e.g. 11 is November
D = Day e.g. 09 is the ninth day of the month
H – Hour in 24-hour format e.g. 11 is eleven in the morning. 23 is eleven at night
M = Minute e.g. 15 is fifteen minutes past the hour

Date Shortcuts

If no date and time are provided, your message will be scheduled to be sent one week following receipt.

For example, an email received at your laters.net address at 10:05 on 1 January would be scheduled to be sent the following week at 10:05 on 8 January.

If no time is provided with your message will be scheduled to be sent at 0:00 on the date entered.

 

Command: To
Send your message to any of the following medias( Email,SMS,Facebook,Twitter ), this is achieved by changing the content of the ‘to’ token, see examples below:

Email: {to:recipients-email@address.com;Recipient Name}
SMS: {to:+447976505783;Recipient Name}
Facebook: {to:facebook}
Twitter: {to:twitter}

To Shortcuts

If no ‘to’ address is provided, the email will be sent to the email address sending the request.

 

No command Fields

If no command fields are provided, the Laters account holder will receive the email automatically in 7 days time.

How do I schedule a message from a web page

To send a message, log in to www.laters.net and select ‘Compose Message” from the menu.

Complete the page:

a. Choose if you are sending a scheduled email,SMS,Facebook or Twitter message

b. Select the date and time you would like the message delivered

c. Complete the recipient’s email address and add their name and a subject for the message. If sending an SMS, enter the recipient’s phone number in the format  +44123412345 (subjects are not sent with SMS messages but display in your message history). If you wish to send a Facebook or Twitter message you will first need to activate them by going to the ‘Social Media’ menu option.

d. Add a subject title, even if it’s not needed for the media you have chosen, the subject title is useful to identify messages within your laters account.

e. Type the message.

f. Add attachments if desired or allowed for the media you have chosen.

g. Click send.

 

Will scheduled messages be sent if I don't have an active subscription?

You can only schedule or amend a message when you have an active Laters subscription.

However, once a message is scheduled, it will be sent regardless of whether your subscription is current or not.

How far in the future can I schedule an email to be sent?

You can schedule an email up to 12 months into the future.

Which countries do you support?

Laters.net is available from any location with an internet connection.

I'd sooner send a letter rather than an email!

This may be an unlikely question, but in addition to operating Leters.net, we also operate Docsaway.com. Docsaway.com letters you send a letter to any physical postal address from your computer. Check it out!

Can you provide me with an email service?

Yes, if you would like a complete email account service, please see our web hosting options at www.qiq.host

How do I reset my password?

How do I add another email address to the list of "allowed" emails?

The ‘Preferences’ menu option has the ability to add additional ‘Allowed Emails’.

How do send my message to multiple addresses?

Presently, you can only send the message to one email account at a time. Multiple emails will be added at a later time.

Does the order of the "commands" matter?

No, any order works.

Is everything after the commands in the body sent to recipients?

Yes, that is correct.