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Emails from beyond the grave

Service allows you to send emails after you die

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An email service has been launched that claims to give people the chance to send email messages to loved ones from beyond the grave.

Called the Last Messages Club, the service allows people to write personal messages before they die – and these are then emailed to loved ones in the future. The service and will also give access to important documents such as wills and insurance details.

A member can write up to 100 emails that can be released at a time of their choosing once they die, such as when a relative or loved one marries or has a child. Messages will be stored in a secure and private vault, the company says. Photos, videos and documents can also be attached.

Simon Gilligan, 63, from Littleport near Ely, Cambridgeshire, has signed up to the scheme and has written messages to be sent to his wife, children and friends after his death. “It’s strange really as it makes you confront your own mortality in a sense.

Email from beyond

‘I thought at first that maybe it was a bit ghoulish but on consideration I think it’s a great idea as it would be nice for loved ones to receive messages from me when I’m no longer here.

‘The messages are personal but most of them are humorous. It also makes you think about smaller details like making sure you remind someone to cancel your bus pass.’

Geoff Reiss, founder of The Last Messages Club, said: ‘No one likes to think about their impending “demise”, but it is much better to be fully-prepared, so that there is less stress on your loved ones after you pass away.’

People can sign up to a silver option costing £45 or a gold package costing £190.

© 2009 PA News

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