Send messages after your death...

Explanations on the service

General principle

Why leave a message after your death?

Have you never thought 'if I would die tomorrow, I would have wanted him to know this...' ? ApresLaMort is born from this idea, the possibility to be able to leave a message that you would not have dared to say while alive.

This service is totally FREE and accessible to everybody, whether you are in good health or not, because we think that everyone may need to leave a message.

The only condition to access this service is to be able to come and check-in on the frequency you will have set yourself and of course that the people you want to send a message have an email address. Everyone is free to write what he wants in his messages, all is obviously encrypted in our database. Important : even though you are free about the content of your messages, we do not encourage you to leave any wills or other documents which will not have any legal and official value!

The check-in system is the only way we have to verify your existence, it is necessary that you adapt it exactly to your desired check-in frequency.

If you do not check in according to the check-in frequency you have chosen, we consider you are dead and the messages will be sent out to the recipient(s)

The way it works

You would like to program one or more messages; here is how to do so:

How to Sign up

Before everything, you have to create an account (free). For this, simply click 'Sign up' in the menu, fill in the form and hit the send button. An email will be sent to you reminding you of your username and password.

Members area

In this area, you will find all your information; you can edit it whenever you wish.


Before programming a message, you have to choose a check-in frequency :

- Daily
- Weekly
- Monthly
- Quarterly
- Semi-Annual
- Annual

This frequency is important, this is what verifies your existence, if you do not check in on the chosen frequency, we consider you as dead. However, before sending out the programmed message(s), an email will be sent to you every day for three days (By default, but you can change the number of alerts, and the spacing between each alert, to fit your needs). Without a check-in on our website, during these three days, the message(s) will be sent.

WARNING: there are 2 methods of sending messages, the first sends the message directly to the recipient, the second sends him codes to decrypt the message online 2 days after receiving the mail, which still allows you to cancel reading the message during these 2 days

You can check in whenever you like, as far as it is before the time limit.

To check-in, simply come to the website and login (or use the RSS feed with your RSS reader). Then you will see your last login date and you limit datetime.

At any time you can change your check-in frequency, the date of the last check-in will be the one used.
Don't forget that when you sign in to your account, it will move forward your limit time.

You can now program your messages
For more information, please visit the check-in area.

Your programmed messages

To create a message, just click on 'create', fill in the form, right your message and hit 'insert the message'.

You can create as many messages as you want. Every message is limited to two recipients; it is recommended to enter a second email address if you would like to make sure that your message will be correctly received by your contact(s). However, we also recommend you to verify regularly your contacts email address(es).
Be careful : if you decide to send your message to two recipients, we recommend you to write 'This message is addressed to…' so there is no error in whom the message is addressed to!

You wish to edit one or more message(s)? Just click on edit or select the message(s) you wish to change, and then click 'update the entry'.
To delete a message, you have to click on 'remove' and click on the message 'bin' that you wish to remove.

For more information, please visit our faq.


There is no constraint except the check-in one.

For example, if you have chosen the semi-annual frequency and you sign in to your account before reaching the limit time, it will be the date of your connection that will be considered to calculate the next time limit, so 6 months later.

Messages sending

After your limit time, we send you a first alert via email (as well as a PUSH notification if you activate them in your account, or an SMS), another one 24 hours later and a third one, the next and last day (The number of alerts and their spacing can be changed).
If you do not log into your account (or with RSS feeds), the message(s) will be sent to the recipient(s). At the same time, we send you an email (or/and PUSH or/and SMS) to confirm that the email(s) have been sent to there recipient(s).