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Undead email: reaching out from beyond the grave

People often talk sadly about the last thing they said to or did with a loved one before they die. Petty arguments. Missed meetings. These regrets often follow the survivors for the rest of their lives.

Technology is now making it easier to send your loved ones messages that they receive after you die. The Great Goodbye specializes in sending photos, MP3s, videos, and email to your loved ones to comfort them as they mourn you death.

But the service doesn’t state that all your emails have to be love letters. You could reveal who really shot J.F.K or raise some hell one last time? Ahh. To know that you got in the last word.

    2 Responses to Undead email: reaching out from beyond the grave

    1. ailec March 15, 2009 at 11:03 pm #

      The concept of this is cool.

      That last paragraph _does_ bring up some interesting thoughts about the legal angle of this. The Terms & Conditions are interesting to read about what is not allowed to be sent, but since the messages “…are encrypted – even our employees are not able to view them….” then I guess there’s just a level of trust about the contents of the messages, since, well, the sender is dead at the point the messages are sent.

    2. Geoff REiss August 3, 2009 at 10:29 am #

      Thank you for a very useful and informative article on this important topic. We have been inundated with interest since the article appeared in the Sunday Times about our webiste.

      I have left an encrypted file in my Personal Vault with the Last Messages Club so that my sons can attend to my Digital Will after my death. The file is attached to an email explaining the password in a way my sons will understand.

      We will provide a link to this post on the Last Messages Club website.

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