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Here’s my productivity tip of the day: FollowUpThen.com sends nicely formatted follow up emails on request, as follows: Include FollowUpThen among your email recipients as follows time-interval@followupthen.com — where the time interval is nhours, ndays, nweeks etc., n being a whole number, such as 2hours, 3days, 4 weeks etc.

The reminder function changes depending on where you include the followupthen.com instruction amongst your email’s recipients (to, cc and bcc), as follows:

A reminder to yourself, no other recipients (can be a forward to) …
   To: time-interval@followupthen.com, the reminder comes back to sender.

If the reminder is going To: other recipients, then choose between …
   CC: time-interval@followupthen.com, the reminder goes to everyone.
   BCC: time-interval@followupthen.com, the reminder comes back only to sender.

It’s free. No registration required. Works inside your email — not by using their website. Privacy exposure? Well, they do get to see your and your recipient’s email addresses and the content of your email — so this isn’t something you’d probably want to trust with private and confidential emails and email addresses.

From their website, tips on how to specify the …

Time Interval:
1minute@followupthen.com
2hours@followupthen.com
3days@followupthen.com
4weeks@followupthen.com
5months@followupthen.com
6years@followupthen.com

Day of Week:
tuesday@followupthen.com

Common Scheduling Terms:
tomorrow@followupthen.com
nextweek@followupthen.com
nextmonth@followupthen.com

Specific Date:
mar30@followupthen.com
2010-05-30@followupthen.com

Specific Time
11am@followupthen.com
1132am@followupthen.com

Specific Date and Time:
tomorrow9am@followupthen.com
12pmAug25@followupthen.com
Aug25th12pm@followupthen.com
Aug25th12pm@followupthen.com
thursday10am@followupthen.com

Recurring Reminders:
everyweds@followupthen.com
everymar30@followupthen.com

If you’re having trouble, email them at help@followupthen.com

Links: FollowUpThen

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