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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 Calenders are just too outdated!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!

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  • Jennifer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm pretty sure there are other things for this. Like calendar reminders on your phone. It doesn't seem to fit the purpose of futureme.

  • rooshoes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I use this to lock myself out of distracting websites by changing my password to a random string of characters and sending that to myself via email after a week.

    The 30-days minimum is completely arbitrary and should be removed.

  • Sar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Even if you don't want people to use Futureme as a reminder service, by keeping the 30 day restriction you are removing lots of vital communication to the near future! I want to reassure myself that the date I'm going on in a few days will be ok. I want to tell myself how I feel about my mother coming to visit. I want to see how my emotions change about things as time passes. I want to tell myself how excited I am about things and how afraid I am of things. Imagine my surprise when I remember how scared I was of that thing that turned out to be so much fun!

    If you reduce the 30 day limit you will allow a lot of interesting interactions with the future. You will also let some people use it as a day planner, but what's wrong with that? It doesn't diminish the value of everything else people do.

  • melissa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to see that shortened some more! I was trying to email myself in a few days when my midterms are finally done (it's terrible right now....so close yet so far away) but then up came 30 days.

  • Arthur commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I strongly support this change! I'd love being able to send emails from my Monday's self to my Friday's or Saturday's self about what I aimed for in the week, to be able to reflect on what I've been able to do. Why did you enforce this 30 days restriction?

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