Raffy and Josep let me know about this cool service called EmailFuture. It essentially lets you send emails and schedule when they should arrive in your inbox. Its kind of like a very very simple reminder system. Or you could use it as a time capsule to send yourself an email in 10 years from now. (Assuming you still have the same email address or email hasn’t been obliterated by spammers)
The website just started but they are already proposing a good couple of uses for the service. Nothing groundbreaking but the old saying of “if you build it they will come” might prove true on this one…
Check it out at www.emailfuture.com
- E-mail yourself reminders on important dates such as anniversaries, birthdays, valentines day, etc…
- E-mail yourself reminders on important dates such as when sporting or concert tickets go on sale.
- Remind yourself of an important due date in the future.
- Send yourself an Email at the end of the day to remind yourself to buy milk, eggs or any other errands that you may need to run.
- Maybe you saw something cool on the internet and want to send yourself the link in a couple of days.
- You can send a message to yourself several years in the future such as a list of goals that you would like to accomplish or where you would like to be in life.
Not So Useful Uses
- Email your boss an automated out sick message (while you’re at the beach!)
- Emailing yourself in the past. I haven’t quite figured out how to build the flux capacitor yet to time travel. Maybe soon though!!!
- Sending emails to addresses that don’t exist….. or is it?
- Sending yourself reminders for the wrong dates. If yo can’t correctly remember your anniversary, then you’re pretty much hosed.
- Sending an email to an address that you don’t plan on having when the e-mail is supposed to be sent. For instance. Don’t send an e-mail to your college e-mail account in 8 years unless you plan on having access to that account in 8 years. Chances are, you would have alredy graduated…. I hope 😉