Email me. In the future.

3 Oct 2012

There are ways to email people in the future. As I mentioned in my previous post about “Getting Things Done”, I’ve set up snooze (David Allen would call it a tickler) folders in Gmail. I often end up sending myself an email as a reminder to do something, and it occurred to me that it’d be useful to be able to send myself an email and have it go straight into a snooze folder, ready to pop back into my Inbox in a set number of days.

Thanks to GMail’s “disposable address” or “suffix” feature, it didn’t take long to set this up. Basically, Google treats as equivalent to

I’ve set up filters so you can email richard+4 and I won’t receive the message for four days. Only took 5 minutes to set up and it’s already proving useful.