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FollowUpThen: The World’s Simplest Email Reminder And Personal Followup Assistant

I love sharing some productivity tools I use to manage the massive inflow of emails I receive.

Today, I’m sharing FollowUpThen. Here’s a great example of how I use it. We’re working with a prospect or client, and they email me and let me know that they’d like to connect with me, but they’ll be out of town or are finishing up a project. They ask if I can connect in a couple of weeks.

FollowUpThen

No problem; I forward the email to 2weeks@followupthen.com. FollowUpThen then schedules the email to come back to me two weeks later. No setting reminders on my calendar or adding another task to my task list… just a few seconds to forward the email.

FollowUpThen even makes it simple by responding to your initial registration with a Reply To All email that adds the most common emails that you’ll be using. This way, they autocomplete in your email client!

To start using FollowUpThen, compose an email and include [any time]@followupthen.com in your email’s CC, BCC, or TO fields. Each method is a bit different:

  • BCC You receive a follow-up regarding the email, but FollowUpThen won’t email the original recipient.
  • TO Sends an email to your future self.
  • CC Schedules a reminder for you and the recipient.

FollowUpThen Email Addresses

Here are all the email addresses that you can utilize for your follow-up reminders:

Time Interval

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

Abbreviations work as well:

  • 3m@followupthen.com (3 months)
  • 30min@followupthen.com (30 minutes)
  • 2h@followupthen.com
  • 3d@followupthen.com

You can also use their short URL

  • 4w@fut.io
  • 5mo@fut.io
  • 6y@fut.io

Specific Time of Day

Follows up on the next occurrence of the specified time.

  • 11am@followupthen.com
  • 1132am@followupthen.com
  • 1630@followupthen.com
  • 1500@followupthen.com

Specific Date

  • mar30@followupthen.com
  • 22april@followupthen.com
  • 1Jan2022@followupthen.com
  • December2nd@followupthen.com
  • December2nd2022@followupthen.com

Specific Date and Time

Avoid putting the numbers together directly when combining different parts of a date. Separate them with a “th” or “nd”. For example, April29th2024@fut.io, not April292024 does not.

  • 12pmAug25@followupthen.com
  • Aug25At12pm@followupthen.com
  • 1300.7.Aug.2022@followupthen.com
  • September14.3pm@followupthen.com
  • 9amSept14th2022@followupthen.com
  • 9amTomorrow@followupthen.com

Day of Week

  • tuesday@followupthen.com
  • tues@followupthen.com
  • monday3pm@followupthen.com

Unique Days of Month

  • LastDayOfMonth@followupthen.com
  • 3rdThursday@followupthen.com
  • 2ndFri@followupthen.com

Handy Scheduling Terms

  • tomorrow@followupthen.com
  • nextweek@followupthen.com
  • nextmonth@followupthen.com
  • am@followupthen.com
  • pm@followupthen.com
  • tonight@followupthen.com
  • noon@followupthen.com

Recurring Reminders

Daily reminders

  • every1pm@followupthen.com
  • every6am-sms@followupthen.com
  • everyDay630am@followupthen.com
  • everyDay1600@followupthen.com
  • 6pmDaily@followupthen.com
  • Daily1800@followupthen.com
  • daily5pm@followupthen.com
  • weekdays5pm@followupthen.com
  • weekdays9am@followupthen.com

Weekly reminders

  • everywed@followupthen.com
  • everywed630pm@followupthen.com
  • everywednesday1600@followupthen.com
  • everyMonday9am-sms@followupthen.com (includes a text message)

Monthly reminders

  • every15th@followupthen.com
  • every1st8am@followupthen.com
  • 1600every1st@followupthen.com (Hour must come first with 24hr in this context)
  • 8amEvery14th@followupthen.com (Hour-first works with 12hr time as well)
  • monthly@followupthen.com
  • every2ndTuesday@followupthen.com
  • every1stFriday4pm@followupthen.com
  • 1600every1stFriday@followupthen.com
  • LastFridayOfMonth@followupthen.com
  • LastDayOfMonth@followupthen.com

Yearly reminders

  • everyMarch30th@followupthen.com
  • everyMarch30th11am@followupthen.com
  • every11amMar30@followupthen.com
  • 11amEveryMarch30th@followupthen.com
  • 1600everyMarch30th@followupthen.com (Hour must come first with 24 hr time in this context)

Reminders at custom intervals

  • every12hours@followupthen.com
  • every2years@followupthen.com
  • every3months@followupthen.com
  • every1hour@followupthen.com

Delay the start of a recurring reminder

  • every2weeksStartingJan21st@followupthen.com
  • every3rdTuesdayStartingIn6Weeks@followupthen.com

You can also log in to their site and see your pending reminders! If you want calendar integrations, SMS reminders, and response detection or want to set up a team, FollowUpThen provides some affordable upsell packages.

Sign Up For A Free FollowUpThen Account

Douglas Karr

Douglas Karr is CMO of OpenINSIGHTS and the founder of the Martech Zone. Douglas has helped dozens of successful MarTech startups, has assisted in the due diligence of over $5 bil in Martech acquisitions and investments, and continues to assist companies in implementing and automating their sales and marketing strategies. Douglas is an internationally recognized digital transformation and MarTech expert and speaker. Douglas is also a published author of a Dummie's guide and a business leadership book.

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