The Bottom Line
Even more scheduling options would be nice, of course, as would be access sent mail from email programs.
Sadly, l8r is currently not available.
- l8r lets you schedule emails for future delivery
- You can set emails to repeat (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and annually) indefinitely
- By mailing email@example.com, you can submit messages as drafts right from your email program
- You cannot access sent mail (e.g. via IMAP) from your email program
- You have to set up a separate l8r account for each From: email address
- More flexibility for recurring l8r messages might be nice
- l8r can send emails you compose now at preset times in the future.
- You can schedule emails up to five years from now.
- Messages can repeat, either once or indefinitely, at hourly, daily, weekly and annual intervals.
- Paying users can use HTML formatting and send attachments with l8r.
- l8r keeps copies of sent messages, can save drafts and lets you edit or remove pending emails.
- In addition to composing at l8r, you can submit messages as drafts by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- l8r includes a simple address book. You can import existing contacts from Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo! Mail, Plaxo and others.
- You can get a reminder from l8r that one of your pre-composed messages is about to be delivered in a day.
- l8r makes it easy to send reminders for events — from holidays to elections to sports events.
Guide Review - l8r - Email Scheduling Service
With l8r (pronounced "later", of course), you can compose emails now and have them delivered at a specified time up to five years in the future. You can send yourself reminders, for example; or send reminders to others. You can schedule birthday greetings in advance, or set l8r to deliver a "thank you" notice for tonight's dinner party at 6:15 am in the morning.
l8r can even send emails periodically: for each message, you can set up an hourly, daily, weekly or annual schedule. Unfortunately, you cannot specify an end date, and even more flexible scheduling would be nice, of course.
l8r is a simple idea executed very well. The simple web form for sending emails works like a charm, and pay-as-you-go users can employ rich formatting or include attachments, too. While l8r does keep sent mail (you can also save drafts and edit or delete pending messages), these cannot be accessed — say, via IMAP — from your normal email program.
You can compose messages in your email program or forward received messages for future replies from anywhere by mailing email@example.com, though. Unfortunately, importing thusly submitted emails can take l8r a while. You can then schedule and edit the draft at l8r. A way to schedule emails by using a special code in the subject, for example might be nice as well.
l8r comes with a simple address book and auto-completes addresses neatly (which is what we all use anyways, right?). A Plaxo address book widget lets you import existing contacts from many a source.
It's a pity that you have to set up separate l8r accounts for all your email addresses. Either a way to link accounts (and credits) or multiple From: addresses per account would help.
(Updated May 2012)