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  1. 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.

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    9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You can change your email and the email associated with letters already .

    The tricky issue is if you lose access to your old email and end up locked out an unable to log in – so make sure that you change your FutureMe account email before that happens.

  2. 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!

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  3. 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.

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    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  4. Futureme should allow text messages

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

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    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)

  5. Resend email every year option

    I think it would be nice, if you could have an email send year after year. Like "Today your kid took his first steps" and be reminded of that date every year.

    37 votes
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  6. 29 votes
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  7. have an option for permanently hiding a sent message in the delivery outbox

    I think this would be great for registered users who use the site frequently. Hiding the message instead of seeing it for delivery would be more exciting and you're more apt to forget about writing it.

    15 votes
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  8. API

    Maybe an API? For devloppers? Should be cool.

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  9. How to cancel mail

    Wrote amail to my gf half year before while we were in big agrument, i am so regretful to worte that,and afraid of hurting her by my words again.I really nned to cancel it.jst tellmehow to do

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  10. Keep Allowing Users To See Specific 'Arrival Date' of Written Letters

    I love using FutureMe and while the new beta version is clean and looks fantastic...it strips users of the ability to see what date their previously written letters will arrive on. I liked that feature because I could ensure I didn't send two letters to the same date. I'd like this over the current system which simply says how many months/years the letters are poised to arrive when looking through one's account.

    That or the option to use FutureMe under the old platform opposed to the new, rolled out version. That would be extremely welcome for users who face issues…

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your thoughts and feedback – very helpful!

    We have added a "Return to the old site’ link in the header (once you are signed in)

    We can pretty easily add back in specific dates…we thought it would be a little more fun to have some mystery…but I can see where you’re coming from. Would love to hear more about how exactly you use FutureMe and other ideas we could pursue – please feel free to drop a line directly to feedback@futureme.org

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