Frequently asked questions

What do I write?

Whatever you like! People use Future Postbox for a whole heap of reasons. Some include:

  • As a time capsule of thoughts and feelings (Let's face it, it's always hilarious / tragic to look back upon past you).
  • As a way of tracking goals (e.g. Seeing all the good intentions you had but spectacularly failed to achieve).
  • As a way of leaving a message for someone else (Here's a personal example from the Postman: They have sent letters to ex-partners in order to say things that didn't feel quite right to say at the time).

There are lots of other reasons to write a letter, and if you're after more inspiration, check out the read page to see what other people have written.

How often can I write a letter?

As often as you like! Some people use Future Postbox as their own personal diary and write a letter per day!

What happens after I've written my letter?

Once you click "send", your letter is stored our database for 12 months before being emailed to the recipient.

NB: If you select "The letter can be public", it is then available on the read page for anyone to see. If you've selected "The letter should be kept secret", then it will only ever be seen by the person you send it to. If you've made your letter public, but later change your mind, send an email to The Postman, with your details and we'll remove it from the public page.

What if I change my email address?

The Postman receives loads of letters everyday, so they can only send your letter to the original email address you used. Make sure you choose an address that will still be the same next year!

What do you do with my personal details?

Very little. We only ever use your personal details in order to get your letter to you, or for the very occasional Future Postbox newsletter. Your details will never be shared with any third parties. Never. Not ever, never.

What else should I know?

Future Postbox is a place of love and good vibes - so we are certainly against any form of cyber bullying or trolling. Therefore, all letters may be screened. If it contains abusive or threatening language, we reserve the right to not send your letter.

In extreme cases, we also reserve the right to pass your letter and contact details to the relevant authorities if deemed necessary.

Who will deliver the letter?

Your letter will be sent from thepostman@futurepostbox.com. If you have a particularly strict email provider, you might want to add this address to your safe list to make sure your letter doesn't get sent to your spambox.

Ok, what's the skinny on the site being free?

This website is purely a hobby for The Postman and an opportunity for them to practice their design skills. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . If you do have a few spare dollars laying around, then give them to a local charity!

I have more questions!

No worries! Send an email to The Postman. We'll get back to you as soon as we can.