WOF: How many email accounts do you use?

By Matthew ยท 42 replies
Jul 9, 2010
  1. Ithryl

    Ithryl TS Rookie Posts: 53

    1 x Hotmail that I've had for quite a while and that's basically a spamyard now.
    1 x Personal email on my own domain that I use for all the important stuff.
    - every now and then I use a temporary email to register to a website that I don't trust with my mail
    - also a gmail account that I used in the beta of wave, but I'm not using it for any mails as Google is among the companies I trust the least with anything personal

    2 mails total that I use regularly then
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    14 active. Three I consider "main"
  3. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Posts: 3,073   +97

    Two that I actively use: one for TechSpot and a Gmail account for personal emails (including websites I trust and use often). Then there's my Yahoo inbox which I only check every few months as it's used for registrations and stuff I don't want to be bothered with. I used to have a hotmail account for MSN Messenger, but I abandoned it completely many years ago when I found out I could use the service with my Gmail address.

    I access all accounts separately (Thunderbird for TechSpot + Gmail/Yahoo web interface) but I do funnel my TechSpot emails through Gmail as well to keep a backup archive and in case I need to access them remotely.
  4. twojpodlysyn

    twojpodlysyn TS Member

    4 gmail acc's, and probably about 10 random for subscriptions or sth
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    1 Gmail for personal
    1 work email - however unfortunately Lotus Notes is the WORST email client ever.
  6. 3 active emails

    2 gmail and 1 yahoo, I gmail is for signing up for sites that are highly likely to send spam, other gmail is for business and yahoo is for personal use. I also have a couple emails from different IM services that I don't ever use.
  7. pretzelwagon

    pretzelwagon TS Member Posts: 22

    1 Gmail for personal use
    1 University account (Google Apps)
    1 Work Account
    2 Older accounts for subscriptions and mailing lists

    5 Total
  8. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TS Enthusiast Posts: 194

    1 hotmail acc
    1 gmail acc
    1 yahoo acc

  9. where's the option to select "0" email?
  10. Yad

    Yad TS Rookie Posts: 41

    4 accounts.
    1 Hotmail
    2 Yahoo
    1 Gmail

  11. 10 for normal use and 4 for special things...
  12. koppnijaksen

    koppnijaksen TS Rookie

  13. kyosuke

    kyosuke TS Rookie Posts: 47

    I have 17 email address......

    6 Yahoo
    3 AOL
    2 College
    1 Work
    3 Hotmail
    2 Gmail

    ..Most cause Xbox was giving free Xbox Gold to new email addresses
  14. kyosuke

    kyosuke TS Rookie Posts: 47

    umm and 3 foreign address so 20
  15. Hi,
    I have 12 active: 7 for business and 5 for personal use.

    The 7 business accounts are divided into:
    - personal business email;
    - department email ;
    - security (router logs, UPS warnings, enterprise-wide anti-virus, specific proxy logs, etc)
    - mail (content filtering, logs from mail gateway, etc);
    - container1: forward of some other specific email accounts;
    - container2: forward of some other specific email accounts;
    - ndr messages (I know, it could be in Mail acc, but guess what....);

    - one for family and friends;
    - one for general purpose;
    - one for newsletters and other lists;
    - two old addresses for when I'm not confortable using any of above;

    I also have other 6 personal accounts which are active but I'm not checking them regularly.

    All of these email accounts, 10 are managed centraly in Outlook 2003 client where I have rules to place the emails in the correct folders and search folders to keep things in hand.


    (WOW ! 79 accounts??
    With different passwords? Man!
    In face of the trouble that surely gives, I bet it feels VERY rewarding when you get spam in any of those accounts .... )
  16. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    4 here...

    1 - Personal (for family only)
    2 - Gmail (for general purpose & Android)
    3 - Yahoo! (for subscriptions)
    4 - Work provided. (Been considering a work subscription account lately.)
  17. andymoles

    andymoles TS Rookie

    I have 3 Work related Email addresses, and 2 personal accounts 1 gmail and 1 yahoo account for newsletter and news related stuff. The Best part is that I'm able to access all of them from one place, as I've configured those email accounts in Taroby www.taroby.com - A web based Email Client.
  18. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Except for the occasional instance where the address is spammed (I usually close out the address once I've accounted for correspondance) I haven't had a single item of junk, spam or virus to account for in 5+ years.

    I also recommend to friends and clients; etailers, online auctioneers, tech forums, entertainment and educational sites*, and to make as sure as possible I vet every contact for at least three months before recommending to these people. Diverting junk and spam to a folder is all well and good, but using the same address for every sign-up won't tell you where the crap originated from or whose giving out your address.

    * I work with the deaf community quite intensively, and deaf people tend to rely more heavily of electronic communication than do non-hearing impaired people, since the simple act of using the phone for instance can be either daunting or impossible for some. The internet also provides many interactive rehabilitation resources for people who have regained some measure of their hearing back through hearing aids, surgery or cochlear implantation-unfortunately the same people who are desperate to re-establish their hearing skills and partake in the normality of the hearing world quite often find themselves falling prey to the more unscrupulous individuals on the net.
    Checking seventy-nine addresses (the number varies) isn't a chore compared with keeping grief and stress from the people who have enough on their plate. SInce most people who lose (and sometimes regain) hearing tend to be elderly, being tech-savvy isn't usually high on their life skills achievements.

    /climbs off soapbox
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