How to Snooze Emails with your Account

Posted November 1, 2022 - Updated July 15, 2024

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Email snooze is a feature that allows you to hide an incoming message for a while, so it reappears in your mailbox as a new email after a set time. It’s useful when you don't want to read a message right away but don't want to lose it in your inbox.

Unfortunately, doesn’t offer a snooze feature in its webmail interfaces.

Good news though! supports IMAP, so you can access the snooze email feature through a desktop email client like Mailbird.

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So, how do you snooze the emails you received to

In order to access that highly useful snooze email feature in, just follow the steps below. You will be able to try the feature with Mailbird for free.

  1. Download and install Mailbird

    Mailbird is a desktop email client that is very convenient for managing multiple addresses, either in its unified inbox or separately. It supports most email providers, so you can boost almost any kind of account with unique features. You can definitely use Mailbird to snooze an email.

    So, the first step is to download and install the app on your desktop.

  2. Add your account

    Launch the Mailbird app and add your name, address, and password. Then, wait for the server settings to configure (or do it manually with these instructions). You'll be able to add more accounts in the Settings menu later on.

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  3. Snooze incoming mail

    There are a few ways to snooze your email. First of all, you don’t even need to open it. When you hover over a message in the inbox, quick buttons will appear. Click the one that looks like a timer, then choose a predefined time or set the date.

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    You can also right-click a message or use the Z shortcut to open the Email menu:

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    Note that you can also snooze sent emails if you want to use the feature as a follow-up reminder.

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FAQ about the snooze email feature

Snoozing an email means you remove a message from your inbox for a set period of time. It will vanish from your inbox for a specified time and return to the top of the list when the timer runs out. For example, you can set the time for the next morning, and the email will reappear at the top of the list at 8 a.m. the next day.

The snooze feature helps keep your inbox much tidier and more organized. After all, there’s no use keeping an email hanging around if you don’t have time to deal with it at the moment. It’s also a useful feature if the message contains time-sensitive information, like meeting agendas or flight tickets.

You can use the Snooze feature in Mailbird. Click the Snooze button, right-click an email, or use the shortcut key to choose the email’s nap time

It removes the email from your inbox to a separate folder. You can view the list of snoozed emails at any point. When its timer runs out, the email will return to the top of your inbox.

Snoozed emails are temporarily archived in the Snoozed folder. You can check all such messages there and even dismiss a snooze on an email if it’s no longer relevant.

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