Death Switch Sends Out Emails Upon Your Demise

Do you want to be sure that your final messages and missives are heard? Death Switch is a service which sends out emails upon your unfortunate demise. Why would you want to do such a thing? The company’s website points out a variety of potential reasons like not leaving your coworkers and family high and dry without important passwords or information and being able to get a secret off your chest now that you’re gone. Over at the CNET news blog Technically Incorrect they highlight another potential use of the service, the ability to contact people you don’t have real life contact with after your death. You could set up the service to send out emails to members of mailing lists, gaming guilds, discussion boards, and other virtual communities you participate in. The basic service is free and includes a single email. The pay service, $20 a year, allows you to compose up to 30 emails with 10 recipients each. Only the pay service allows you to include attachments. Death Switch determines when to send out the messages by sending out messages to you on a regular basis. If you fail to respond to enough of those messages in a row, the emails are mailed out. What say you dear readers? A novel way to wrap up your virtual life after death or a bit too creepy? Photo by hansvandenberg30.

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