Wouldn’t it be great if someone would simply e-mail you a reminder of important dates (like when to pay your mortgage payment on-line)? Well, you can visit FutureMail and setup e-mails that will be sent any time in the future. The service is free and pretty simple to use.
Ben, I noticed that you have Apple’s Mail icon pasted here in your FYI note. In case no one has mentioned this: if you are using a Mac with iCal, iCal allows you to email a reminder, as well. When you set a date in iCal, in the Show Info drawer you have the option to set an alarm. There are a few different kinds of alarms that can be set. One of these happens to be an email alarm. You can set it to arrive whenever: minutes, hours, days, weeks in advance, and you can set which address you want to receive it. You may have chosen not to mention this as it is not a help for Windows users.
Thanks for the note… I don’t use iCal, so I wasn’t aware of that feature (I use Now Up-to-Date). The advantage of using the site I mentioned is that the e-mail will be sent out even if your computer is shut down and you’re on vacation. I’m assuming that iCal’s reminder feature requires the computer to be running and on an active new connection (and possibly even have iCal running) in order to be able to send the message… but since I don’t use iCal, I’m just making assumptions.
Ben, I see your point, I think, the email is coming from another server and just comes into your mail, which you can check anywhere, cool. And yes, though I’ve not checked it out, I believe that you are right, that my computer needs to be on to send the iCal email, makes sense.
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