Things I Wish Existed: Time Delayed Email

Wouldn’t it be nice to send an email now, and know that it will arrive in someone’s inbox a few days later?

How about sending yourself reminders? You could just send the email and forget about it for a few days. I know that todo lists are meant for this, but really, I don’t want to see certain things on my todo list until days after I put them there.

How about event reminders. When I was Activities Chair for HKN, I would always send an email about a week, and another a couple days before an event. If only I could type the two emails sometime beforehand and then tell my email program to delay actually sending the emails until those dates.

Another thing that I find myself needing is a way to follow up on emails. So, I send one email, and if I don’t get a reply to it, I should send another email to make sure they got it, and remind them to send me a reply. I usually don’t remember to send these follow up emails, so it would be nice to get a reminder about sending the email, or have my email program ask me if I want to send the follow up email I had previously written.

2 Responses to “Things I Wish Existed: Time Delayed Email”

  1. nan Says:

    this exists:

    i wrote myself a few emails on this, one for when i’m 25, one for 30

    i also just wrote you one for the year 2037 (you better keep that email address)

  2. Jon Says:

    You can also check out TimeCave. I use it for exactly what you described all the time.

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