Sunday, August 2, 2009

Emails to the Future

No this is not a post about the remake of "Back to the Future." Although I would pay a good amount for either that or Part 4. This is about wanting to send an email to a future time. Have you ever wanted to do that? Well I have. Anyway, there are two sites that are worth checking out if you're into that sort of thing:

FutureMe is a basic EtotheF site. You can send an email as far as almost 30 years from now. This is great if you want to say hi to yourself from the past, if you are making a bet with someone you are sure you will forget, or for any other reason you can think of.

Just discovered this today. This site allows you to do as much as FutureMe, but you have the option of not having to log-in through their site. You can actually send an email from whatever service you use and it will let you send something to the future. This can be great for those late night emails you want to send but don't want to appear either weird, drunk or a loser.

As an aside, it would make life much simpler if GMail just had a "Send Later" option. Until then, these sites work great.


Anonymous said...

This is the best idea in the history of email. Dmitry is a true American hero for introducing this to the masses. Hooray!

getlowe said...

Hahahah the comment before mine is hilarious. I'm gonna send one to you and Tim to remind you about the lightning/fortune cookie joke and schedule it to arrive in 30 years.

DAT said...

I'm going to take the first comment seriously and say thanks.

getlowe, good one.

José said...

"Send Later" would actually be a good idea. How about Facebook "sub-comments" for people who don't want their responses to a thread to go to everyone who's responded to the thread?