PSA: Changed Outgoing Text Phone Number

Just wanted to let you all know that the outgoing number for all text messages from SendRecurring is changing to 213-214-0476. For you global users, that is a United States number, so make sure you add a +1 in front of any filters that you had in place for it or in any address book entries.

Let me know if you have any questions!

SendRecurring Spring 2016 Feature Updates

We have been hard at work on several new features for SendRecurring in 2016!


Contacts have been requested several times. They are in now and make it SIMPLE to include previously used email addresses and phone numbers when creating reminders. Email addresses can either be autocompleted as you type or can be inserted in bulk by clicking on the TO, CC, or BCC buttons and working from contact popup. Contacts can be edited in Settings.

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End Dates

When SendRecurring first launched reminders were based on Start and End date, this was changed with the move to the on/off system. But the users spoke out! Many of you wanted the old End Date function back and here it is. Just specify an end date and your reminders will be turned off if the next send would schedule for a time later than that date.

Reference Numbers

A lot of users wanted a way to differentiate between reminders that have the same subject, reference numbers/phrases do exactly that! Enter a reference number or phrase in the text box (near the subject box) and the reference number will appear in the manage view, just before the subject.


Filtering has been added on the Manage page. Type into the filter box to see your reminders magically vanish/reappear based on what you type. This makes browsing long lists of reminders and finding what you need a SNAP. The following fields are filtered: recipients, subject, reference number, and content.

Plan and Pricing Updates

We have again updated our plans and pricing. The biggest changes are the removal of the Unlimited plan and addition of yearly billing options. The Unlimited plan had to be removed due to several accounts of abuse, and no real benefit as 99% of users were well under unlimited. The Pro 10,000 plan has been created in its place to meet the needs of users, please contact me if you need a plan with more quota than that!

Yearly plans have been implemented but are not advertised just yet. If you want to be billed annually just let me know. There is a discount included for doing this!

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So many of these are user-requested features so hopefully this encourages all users to reach out and suggest things they want in SendRecurring.

Happy Sending!

NEW Changes to Price Packages

After almost a year of fine tuning and research, we have made some changes to Sendrecurring’s price packages to increase the level of service available to you, our awesome customers.

The former plan options:

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Demo (FREE) – 100 emails per month

Basic ($4.99) – 500 emails per month

Pro ($14.99) – 5000 emails per month


The new plan options, and an overview:

Price Package Info Updated


Trial (FREE) – The Demo account has been redubbed Trial, and is now limited to 100 emails sent. It does not reset at the beginning of each month like the Demo did, which means when you reach 100 emails, you’ll need to upgrade in order to send more emails. Our main reason for this change was to curb spamming, which will benefit everyone and reduce the amount of disgruntled email receivers.

Basic 500 ($9.99) – Basic 500, previously Basic, includes 500 emails per month, as well as open rates, statistics, and customization.

Pro Unlimited ($19.99) – The Pro Unlimited is the best value of all the packages. Previously, users were limited to 5000 emails per month. Now, Pro Unlimited account holders have unlimited emails each month.


Recurring Text Message Reminders

You may have noticed that the new package options do not include recurring texts. We have temporarily suspended recurring texts for new users. If you are an existing user and your paid package included text messaging, you’ll still be able to send and edit those texts. But if you’re a new user or need to upgrade your account, texting will not be available.


To sign up for a free account or to upgrade your account, view our price options. If you have any questions about the new pricing options or any of the included services, feel free to email any questions to

Exciting NEW UPDATES You’ve Been Requesting!

We’ve received several emails lately requesting some new recurring time options:

Hello Conrad,

Is it possible to send non recurring email? I’m planning to setup an IT calendar with all the deadlines for user accounts, license expirations etc…

I don’t need recurrence of email but an email sent as a reminder.

And another,

I am having one issue and this is purely the way I schedule jobs and not an issue with your software. What you have is the ability to send every (1), (2), (3) or (4) weeks. Sometimes there are extra days and even a fifth week that throws everything off. What I need and would like to see as an addition to your software is a way to schedule by choosing first, second, third or fourth followed by the day of the week. So what you would end up with is “first Wednesday” of the month, “second Monday” of the month and possibly “first and third Tuesday” of the month etc…

And another,

What would actually work best for us is to be able to send an email on say a specific Tuesday of every month as an example. These emails are for monthly server updates and our schedule adheres to that. 3rd Wednesday, 4thTuesday, etc. If I could send the emails like this that would work best. As is, I will have to log in every month and reset the days they send out.

We figured for every person who asked, there were at least 50 others who could use the feature but wouldn’t ask for it. So Conrad got to work immediately and added two new timing features that we think are great.
One time only send
The first is a one-time send option. If you have a non-recurring reminder or email, you can now click the “One Time Only” box on your toolbar and… yep. It will only send once.
The other feature he added was a bit more complicated, but opens up a whole slew of new send options.
First Weekday of the month
Now you can select the first, second, third, fourth, and even fifth weekday of the month (example: first Sunday, third Thursday, Fifth Saturday, etc.).
Already, we’ve received several emails expressing thanks for the service and these new features.
Dear Conrad,
I just wanted to thank you for I need to track a few things and I created forms to do it, and I just send the URL to myself every day. That way I fill out the form every day and I never forget!
I’ve been using it for months now and I have a great dataset.
Thanks so much.

And another,

Wow, lighting fast. Well done!

Really appreciated.

And another,

Wow, that was pretty fast. I was expecting a much longer delay.

Thanks for that really super fast update, that was fantastic.

Guys, here’s the thing. If you send Conrad an email requesting a new feature, expressing a concern, or asking a question about Sendrecurring, he’ll get back to you really fast and fix the problem. Usually within a couple hours, but if not, it’s almost always the same day. So shoot your questions (and compliments?) over to and he’ll send a speedy reply. If we’re able to fix a bug or add a feature because you brought it to our attention, we’ll probably feature your question on the blog, which actually ends up helping lots of people!

Sendrecurring’s Press Release, plus upcoming news

Hey Sendrecurrrrs. Long-time no…blog?

We recently submitted a press release (in February, right after we implemented the paid package options, so… not that recent) to help spread the word about this awesome recurring reminder and email (and text and poll) service you all have been using so loyally. You may have seen it around the web; it was featured on several PR sites including and, among several others.

Here it is: Announces New Scheduled Reminders Features to Help People Track Important Events Offers a Unique Service Allowing People to Send Recurring Emails to Themselves and Others on a Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Yearly Basis, the website that allows users to quickly and easily set up a system to send recurring scheduled reminders to themselves and others by email, is pleased to announce that they have upgraded their service and are now offering new plans, pricing options and features.

Sendrecurring is the perfect tool for helping businesses run smoothly and efficiently, as it ensures that employees are following through on all the recurring tasks that are assigned to them. Sendrecurring also works well for helping people with hectic schedules or forgetful tendencies keep track of their responsibilities and stay organized.

Sendrecurring recently launched the paid version of their site, which features increased account options and a greater capacity to send reminder emails than the free version. Both the Pro and Basic packages are very affordable considering their capabilities; the Basic version allows the user to send 500 emails and 30 texts each month for $4.99 per month, while the Pro package allows users to send 5,000 emails and 300 text messages each month for just $14.99 per month. 

The Sendrecurring interface is intuitive and easy to use, letting the user customize each recurring email based on the desired frequency, start date and time of sending. Sendrecurring is the only tool of its kind for helping people keep track of recurring appointments, pay bills and remind others to pay invoices on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis. All account options including the free version allow users to view the open rates and statistics for their sent emails and customize the interface according to their individual preferences. 

Sendrecurring prides themselves on providing outstanding customer support, and they welcome suggestions and feedback from their users so they can make adjustments to the site and improve the user’s overall experience. Sendrecurring offers their service at no obligation, as they allow the customer to cancel at any time and receive a full 30-day money back guarantee.

About Sendrecurring:

Sendrecurring is a website that provides scheduled reminders via email and text. It was started in Summer 2011, with limited free plans. Sendrecurring is designed to help people remember to pay their own bills, remind others to pay outstanding invoices, keep day-to-day todo lists that are editable and can be shared with others, and more. For more information, please visit

Like any press release should be, it’s delightfully keyword heavy (a cheap tactic, I know, I know), informative about the service, and rather dry. Anyway, the point of this post is not to show you the press release, necessarily. If you’re already using the site and checking the blog, then the press release is of virtually no use to you. The point of this post is to tell you that we’ve made some changes that you’ve requested (which I’ll talk about in a separate post really soon), and tell you to keep your eye out for some BIG and exciting revamps we’ll be working on in the near future.

Over and out! And as always, send testimonials, questions and suggestions to

Did your email bounce?

Did your email bounce? Sendrecurring just added a new feature for that! You can now see if any of your emails bounced. Login to your account, then click “View Details. A new category, “Bounces,” has been added, and you’ll be able to see all the emails that didn’t receive your email (usually due to typos). This will help you send emails more effectively and reach all the people you need to reach.

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Sendrecurring’s Official Launch of Paid Packages! Quotas will now be enforced.

As announced in the last post, we “soft-launched” Sendrecurring’s new paid package system a while back, and as of Monday (January 20, 2014), they are officially launched! There are a couple of announcements that go along with it.

First of all, SORRY ABOUT THE LITTLE CRASH WE HAD ON MONDAY! Somebody had to go and get all code-y and it messed stuff up temporarily. Who farted, right? No worries, we’ve fixed the problem and your emails should be sending like normal.

Second of all, here are the changes that accompany the Paid Package launch.

  • If you are using the free demo version of Sendrecurring but do not have an account, you will need to create one (totally free and easy). You will automatically be signed up for the free package. If you have an account already (regardless of package), great!
  • Limits will be enforced for emails, texts, and polls.
  • For the free package, if you send more than 100 emails per month, any number past 100 will not send. If you send to a recipient group larger than 100 people, it will not send to any of the recipients. For Basic and Pro account holders, the same applies, only your quotas will be higher according to your package.
  • For the free package, you will need to upgrade your account in order to send recurring texts (or increase email and poll allowance). View text limits here. To upgrade your account, login to your existing account and go to the Pricing page. It will show you the options you have for upgrading.
  • If you reach or exceed your quota of emails, you will receive a friendly email letting you know.

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Third of all, we’ve added a feature that many of you have been asking for: optional start dates! Previously, the recurring emails were sent based on “now” or whenever you created the email. Now, you can schedule them to go out in advance, which will hopefully make life a lot easier for you. When you’re creating a new email or editing an existing email, it will look like this:

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When you click on the text box, a calendar will drop down and you can select your desired send date.

We’re really excited that Sendrecurring is as well-liked as it seems to be this early on! The service is for you, the user, so if there is anything that needs improving or a feature you’d like to see added, drop us a line ( and we’ll do our best to make you happy! And as always, if you’re happy with the service, send us a testimonial (! We’d love to feature you (either by business name or personal name, or anonymously) on our coming-soon testimonial page.

Sendrecurring’s Soft Launch, Now Happening!

We’ve got two big announcements today! First, we’ve added recurring text messages to our list of awesome features (more on that later), and second, we have now entered the “soft launch” phase of our upgrade!

Over the course of Sendrecurring’s development, we’ve received some awesome feedback and suggestions, one of which was that Sendrecurring should be a paid service that offers levels of features. I know, you’re thinking “Who the heck would suggest making a free service into a paid service and ruin it for everyone?!”

“It looks great and seems to work well. Keep up the great work!! Make a few more tweaks and you can start charging for the service.  Fee should be modest for best results.”

“fyi, when this works exactly how I need it to, I’d gladly pay to use it.”

You got it, guys. So we fixed the bugs and added the features they talked about, and decided to come up with a few different packages to fit the users’ needs.

Well, here’s the great thing: It’s not going to ruin anything for anyone! As always, Sendrecurring is free to use for anyone. We’ve created some paid package options, which means we’ve put a limit on how many emails can be sent per month. Keep reading for our pricing information – it’s reasonable, we promise.


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Since we’re fine-tuning some of Sendrecurring’s features and we want to give our users a decent amount of notice, we’ll be making the switch to the limited Free Package on December 1, 2013. No fees, no limits until then.

Starting December 1, 2013:

Account creation will be required for all users. This doesn’t mean everyone will have to start paying, it just means that everyone will need to create an account (free for everyone). Annoying, you say? We think spam is even more annoying, so by creating annoying accounts, we’re preventing even more annoying spammers from botting around and ruining people’s days.

Once you create your account, you’ll have free access to all of Sendrecurring’s Free Package features. Your account will only be upgraded if you say so.

We know that it can be tough to get used to changes, especially when you’ve been using the service for a while. The official launch of the paid packages will be in December, but we are now offering the paid service as an option before we start enforcing the limits. If you know you’d like to use the service through one of the paid packages, now’s the time to buy. Here’s why.

New Feature Texts

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Upgraded accounts will have access to our newest feature, recurring texts! The free accounts do not (and will not) have any texting ability. Also if you sign up now, your transition on December 1 will be seamless (especially if you’re currently using over 100 emails).

We really hope you are as excited as we are about the new features! Go check them out and let us know what you think! Suggestions and feedback are the reasons we made these updates in the first place, so you should know that what you have to say really does matter!

Hop to! Set up your account if you haven’t already, and start exploring the new features!

Send Reminders Quarterly, Bi-Yearly, Yearly or… whatever!

New Feature

This morning I put the final touches on the latest feature for Sendrecurring: a longer than monthly option! Users can now schedule reminders to send any X number of months. However long you want!

You will see the new box when you go to create or edit any reminder:


This is a great feature that a lot of users have suggested. I really wish I could have implemented it sooner but it is a more difficult thing to code than you would initially think, due to every month having a different number of days and leap years, and that Python does not have an “Increment by Month” function in their datetime library.

For those that are curious I will brain dump a little on how I implemented it.

Technical Stuff Beyond This Point

The original system for monthly reminders was pretty simple and foolproof, I would simply add days to the current date until I was at the date that a reminder should be scheduled. This handled both cases of initial creation of a reminder and rescheduling a current reminder really well.

In the new system I could not do that. Reasons include that a new email will need to be sent this month, not X number of months away, and that a reminder past its send date due for rescheduling should be rescheduled X number of months away.

I added some checks.

1. I check if the current time is after the reminder/emails scheduled time (ie already past). If it is then I automatically start looking at future dates for it to be scheduled.

2. I check if the date of the reminder’s LAST scheduled send is before todays date. Brand new reminders will not have this, so that is an indicator that one is brand new. If today’s date is after the last scheduled send then that means it has been scheduled before and any subsequent schedulings will use the X number of months information.

A snippet of source code below (this is rough and untailored for the blog) but could make some sense if you really need to a solve  similar problem. Just ask me if you want clarification :D.

  if localdatetime > localsendtime:
      localsendtime += datetime.timedelta(days = 1)
    try: eml = email.localsendtime
    except: eml = None
    if eml and localdatetime > eml:
      #add months depending on monthpattern
      try: monthpattern = email.monthpattern
      except: monthpattern = 1
      #add months if the monthpattern is 2 or higher
      if monthpattern > 1:
        monthdays = (monthpattern)*30
        localsendtime += datetime.timedelta(days = monthdays)
    #add days until it is the correct date
    while getattr(localsendtime, "day") != email.rpattern:
      localsendtime += datetime.timedelta(days = 1)

A few of you may notice that I use monthpattern * 30 for the “month” increment. This is actually slightly lower than the real days per month average of 30.4. The downside to this is that if someone does a really long monthlypattern, the days could eventually be off. It would need to be off by an entire month for the subsequent datetime.timedelta(days = 1) to no longer “catch”  the desired date so there is some buffer for error.

I will be keeping a watchful eye on what happens with this. Anything over 75 months may be inaccurate, 6.25 years. I wonder if anyone would really want to be reminded about something that far off.

Improvements to Sendrecurring, part 2!

Hey everyone, Tess here, Conrad’s super-awesome, super-pregnant wife. I’m going to be contributing some content to the website and blog so I wanted to introduce myself and say hello! I hope you all think Sendrecurring is as awesome as I do.

Conrad recently posted about some of Sendrecurring’s new and upcoming improvements, and I wanted to just throw a cherry on top of that sundae and tell you a little more about the amazing things we’re working on to improve the user’s experience.


We’re working overtime to create a great new design for the website as well as informative content that will help new and existing users. Here are some of the pages that will be coming soon:

  • Features and Benefits
  • Packages and Pricing
  • How it Works
  • Customer Stories
  • About
  • FAQ


Conrad mentioned in his last post that he updated the time entry box so that you can send an email at any time of the day, rather than just on the hour. He also added a Time Zone Detection feature that lets you alter the time zone you send your email in. To view or edit your Time Zone, go to your account management page, click on Settings, and edit your UTC in the drop-down menu. More info coming on this feature soon.

UPDATE: Here’s a helpful post on how to adjust your time zone and a guide to time zone numbers.


You’ll soon be able to send polls and surveys with your emails, and you can review the results in your email stats.

A little about the paid packages

One of our fears with creating paid account options was that some of our users would stop using Sendrecurring because they didn’t want to pay, so we made sure to keep a free option with slightly more limited features. Don’t worry – we won’t be making the switch right away, so continue using Sendrecurring! We’ll provide LOTS more information about the paid account options before we add them.

Customer Stories

We want to put together a page specifically for testimonials from happy users of Sendrecurring so that investigators can see what an awesome service it is! We can’t put this together without your help, though. If you’d like to submit a story or testimonial of how Sendrecurring has helped you, either personally or professionally, we’d love to share your story!

Just send us:

  • Your name (you can be as anonymous as you like)
  • Your business/website (we’ll share and direct some web traffic back to you)
  • Your story (tell us how Sendrecurring has helped you)


I’ve updated the FAQ page so its answers are more current and relevant to the new features. If you have any questions about how Sendrecurring works, don’t hesitate to send your questions to us!