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  1. Allow us to change the date we receive our letters

    So that if we accidentally put the wrong date we could change it.

    867 votes
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      We will add this soon – sort of.

      We will introduce a “grace period” of 48 hours during which you can change the date or edit the letter contents…after that – it’s off to the future!

    • Allow users who have a microphone or to record voice messages to send to the future

      I dont know about you guys, but i think it would be kinda cool to be able to not only send emails to the future, but also be able to send voice messages as well.

      794 votes
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      • 489 votes
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        • Have a 2nd address in case the first is returned by server.

          I've had the same yahoo address for years, but things change in time. It would be nice to have a second address for the system to try if the first is returned undeliverable by server.

          452 votes
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          • have a random button, but you can choose the year but the day and month are random.

            its can just be a surprise email to your future self.

            405 votes
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            • Allow us to 'LOCK' our messages

              So I don't get tempted to read the messages, I want to be able to LOCK THEM. I only want to read them on the day I have set them to be sent. Knowing myself, i will try and have a peak, and spoil the suprise!

              273 votes
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              • futureme.org via snail mail!

                You could send yourself or your friends a future letter, to be delivered via snail mail, on the date of your choosing. Much more romantic, don't you think?

                203 votes
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                • comment on public letters

                  For the letters that are public maybe futureme could put in a comment area so people can comment on the letters. Then when the letter is sent the comments get attached as well and the person recieving can see people's reactions to his/her letter

                  197 votes
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                  • Let us specify time of day.

                    If we could specify time of day and time zone, we could send email to Friday afternoon and say "Have a good weekend! Don't do anything I wouldn't do!"

                    167 votes
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                    • Allow users to edit their messages.

                      Say you just wrote a private email to yourself. Then you decide that you want to make it public, but you want to go back and take out some personal information first. Or maybe you just want to make some small changes without having to send yourself a new email. This could be considered cheating, but maybe you could only have the edit option available for 24 hours after creating the email or something.

                      151 votes
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                      • why the 30 days!

                        The concept is great! I was just wondering why the 30 days? Your tag line says emails are more reliable than memory, so what if I have something to do the next week or say day after. Calenders are just too outdated! futureMe could be very useful! I have an idea and here I email it to myself for about a week later. And say what if I have loads of tasks to do the next day, I can just email it to myself! Cheers!

                        148 votes
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                        • allow people to mark their favorite public letters.

                          I used to just save everything on my bookmarks page and then I gave up.

                          133 votes
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                          • Pls allow to attach pictures or other small attachments

                            Not just webcam pics but upload pictures and zip files.
                            so people would love to see a photo taken that day or wedding pics ,etc..
                            pls pls pls

                            91 votes
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                            • allow it to show reactions of people after they recieve their emails

                              after people recieve their emails, have them reply to the website about how things really turned out after all(:

                              87 votes
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                              • make a facebook connect version

                                it would be cool if I could login with my facebook account, and then not have to do any captchas or email verification...then FutureMe could just deliver letters to my facebook account inbox

                                65 votes
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                                • Back up plan!

                                  Make sure there is a back up plan so that these letters won't be lost if this site is deleted or anything happens!

                                  62 votes
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                                  • Anonymous Support

                                    Let us anonymously email contributors suffering hard times. They don't have our email, we don't have theirs, they just get a supportive msg.

                                    60 votes
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                                      Interesting idea…a challenge for this would be to prevent abuse and try to ensure the feedback is indeed supportive and not pithy, mean, spam, etc…but I like the idea. Perhaps letter writers could check a box for “Allow Comments”, but we would have to build a moderation system which isn’t easy.

                                    • allow users to attach movies.

                                      Attach a movie or a video so that your future self can watch it.

                                      57 votes
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                                      • Futureme should allow text messages

                                        Texts to your mobile phone are more personal and higher impact! I could even help fund it! Ash

                                        46 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                          You can do this already by sending an email to your phone number @ your carrier – for example: 1231231234@txt.att.net

                                          If you search the web, you can find a list of domains for specific carriers.

                                          (Note that we do not do any special formatting for txt so if your note is too long…it will be broken up…We might do a an SMS-specific formatting feature at some point in the, ah hem, future…)

                                          (…also note that you’re responsible for data charges)

                                        • futureme should add an option to send to many emails.

                                          What I mean is there should be an option to send many email addresses at a time so I could send one future letter to many people without having to do much work.

                                          43 votes
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