Is there a web application paid or not paid that will email automatically send out my will and video at my death?

Maybe the app periodically checks my gmail logins to determine if I am still an active person.

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What you're asking about is not a new concept at all. It's called a dead man's trigger, or a dead man's switch. I was thinking of several ways to do this when I Googled the term. Then, in the Google results, there is someone offering this service. So - easy, and cost $20 for your lifetime.

If you're more of a "DIY" person, you could create something very similar using cron, and a small app to send yourself an email reminder. The code at the end of that link will get you started, but you'll still have some work to do adapting it to your demise rather than @reboot :)

  • DIY a dead man switch seems like a bad iedea
    – William
    Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 14:07
  • @William: I don't know why you'd say that. BTW, you seem to have mis-spelled a word in your comment.
    – Seamus
    Commented Apr 7, 2019 at 16:57
  • @William: Hello - I died last year, and this comment is coming to you posthumously from my dead-man's trigger. So - yeah - proof that my answer was correct. LOL
    – Seamus
    Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 19:06

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