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How does it work?

It's pretty simple.

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Step One

Write a letter. It can be as short or as long as you want. It can be to someone else or yourself. You can even include a photo.

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Step Two

Choose the date you want the letter to be delivered to the recipient. This could be tomorrow or in a few years—your choice!

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Step Three

That's it! Everything else is automated. So, sit back, relax, and read letters by other people. Or, you can support the site.

Information and terms

Is it really free?

Yes. Future Postbox is completely free—it's a side hobby of The Postman who runs the site. That said, the site does cost money to run and The Postman has some lofty dreams of where it could all go:
· Imagine being able to send messages based on geography, temperature, or factors other than just time!
· Imagine sending different types of media: Videos, documents, voice messages, and more!
· Imagine having your own app and account where you can keep track of all the letters you've sent and received!

Perhaps one day, but that all costs money and The Postman is a volunteer. If you'd like to support the site visit Future Postbox's support page.

What do you write?

Whatever you like! People use Future Postbox for lots of different reasons. Some use it as a time capsule of thoughts and feelings, some use it as a way to set or track goals, some use it to say the things that are too hard to say face-to-face, and others use it as a daily journal. If you're after more inspiration, you can read letters others have written. NB: There are some limitations on explicit content (see below).

Are there any limits on content?

Future Postbox is a place of love and good vibes.
· The Postman will not tolerate any form of cyber bullying, trolling, or illegal activity.
· Future Postbox cannot host any form of pornographic imagery.
· Letters may be screened and The Postman reserves the right not to send, delete, or forward your letter to any relevant authorities.
· Anyone under the age of 18 should seek permission to use Future Postbox from their parent or guardian.
· Please refer to the Data and Privacy Policy for more information.

Is it automated?

Yes! As of October 2023, Future Postbox is now completely automated. In the past, The Postman manually sent every letter. This was not only tedious but resulted in some occasional issues with consistency of delivery (The Postman apologises to anyone affected). So, the service should now be a lot more reliable! Oh, you may wish to add the email address thepostman@futurepostbox.com to your safe senders to avoid messages going to spam.

What's the difference in privacy options?

· If you select "This letter can be public", your letter can be read by others via the read page. If you've made your letter public, but later change your mind, send an email to The Postman with your details and it will be removed from the public page.
· If you select "Keep this letter private", then it will only be sent to the intended recipient.

What does The Postman do with your data?

The Postman is extremely cautious with your data. Primarily, it's used to:
· Get the letter to where it needs to go.
· Provide you (extremely infrequent) updates about Future Postbox.
For more information, please read Future Postbox's full Privacy Policy.

Letters others have written

A glimpse at what other people have written.

December 18, 2011

From:

Naomi

To:

Naomi

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December 18, 2012

Dear Me, By the time you read this, wedding plans will be in full swing. Remember that despite all the bells and whistles the day is about you and H (Big left Carrie at the altar for a reason). Seems simple enough, doesn't it? Keep it that way, dummy. From Me.

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May 14, 2013

From:

Aleksandar

To:

Aleksandar

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May 14, 2014

Brate, nikada nemoj da odustaneš od svog sna.. :D To je san o velikoj i moćnoj Srbiji, ne geografski - već ekonomski i po obrazovanju, Srbiji koja pokreće promene u svetu i koja je nosilac slobodarskog duha. Srbija koja se menja svakodnevno na bolje. To je san u kome ljudi veruju u ljude, veruju u to da ljudi mogu da se promene, mogu da odluče da budu pozitivni i da poštuju druge ljude, njihove izbore - koji ponovo ne narušavaju tuđe slobode. To je san u kome bogati ne tlače siromašne, već zajedno sa njima obeduju. U kome ne postojo povlašćeni, niti potlačeni. To je san velike Srbije

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