How many email addresses do you have? Why?
April 17, 2008 7:20am CST
The email has been a very indispensable form of communication ever since the ARPANET (predecessor of internet). It is basically unbelievable that anyone who is using the internet whether on a regular basis or not has not created his own email address. Although the postal mail is still usable as a means of communicating, the email has replaced it in terms of the number of users and versatility. There are other kinds of online communications but the good old email has been around for quite some time, and I think it will still be with us for a longer time. People use the email basically for communication but for various purposes. Unfortunately, it has also been one of the favorite tools for online fraudsters (like the Nigerian email scam).
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17 Apr 08
Yes, I agree with you on this one. Like with most things in life, there are good sides and bad sides to the internet and media digital communication. I think email will eb the next snail mail in the future because of the video capabilities of some form of medium that it would be really nice to talk to someone face to face even not in person because it makes it more personal and at least you get to see the genuine facial expressions and reactions of the person you are talking too. In answering your question, I have 3 email addresses that I use regularly, 2 in yahoo, 1 in gmail. I use the yahoo address for my personal use and for my yahoo groups. The gmail address is for more digital storage and I use it mainly for mail subscriptions. I also have another gmail address that I accidentally made because I thought the connection was cut off so I made another one, when I tried to log in it went throguh so I still have a use for it yet. Another factor is that my friends dont have regular connections to the internet so I end up being their digital assistant. I open up theri emails for them and they trust me enough to give me theri passwords. Luckily they dont need it much too often just for school stuff.
19 Apr 08
Yeah, techonological evolution is slowly ont eh rise and im pretty sure that the Jetsons world would come. With the rise of 3G and real time video communications nowadays everythings possible. Though im on the fence if I really wnat to see this world. I love gadgets and technology but I think it would be hard to keep up. If I do get a chance to live in that time, I would be overwhelmed by everything that I might not know how to use it. Take my parents for example, they know whats going on, all the internet and phones and stuff, but their not as proficient as I am. They still have to ask me how to change the properties of the desktop. My Dad even gave up on it. (Hes not that patient.)But with the rise of easy, fast and accesible communcations nowadays, I end up doing all their digital dirty work. And Im not even getting paid for it. lol
17 Apr 08
Some would even accommodate more addresses than what you have. It's ok having several email addresses as long as you won't forget their passwords. I've created some email addresses before but some have remained unused for some time that I later forgot their passwords.
• United States
17 Apr 08
I have one which is my oldest and gets used for registration purposes, I have my yahoo, a new gmail, I have the one with my ISP, another with my ISP that I use in conjunction with my fax server, another ISP one that I funnel my voicemail through. I have at least one for each domain I run and several forwarding accounts, people feel better about actually sending the question to techsupport, webmaster, or admin than they do just plain old Brad even if I am all of the above. Then at lastly there is my ancient hotmail account which gets given to people I don't really like since I rarely check it.
• United States
25 Dec 08
I had to respond to your discussion because I was thinking about this very topic the other day... I have 2 hotmail, 3 yahoo, comcast, 2 aol, netzero, gmail, inbox, and only really use 1 hotmail, 2 yahoo... the others are just out there I check them when I get the notification to check it or it will be deleted....Mostly added others for privacy, responding to adds on craigslist, or newspaper about things for sale, and don't want strangers having my email address to avoid spam or other things. Guess I do need to go and delete all the ones I am not using and just have 1 for other uses.
• Manchester, England
17 Apr 08
I have several addresses through my ISP, a company email account, an email account from my domain and a Microsoft Live account. There are some addresses that I use for personal friends and some for general use, so I can always dump the general use accounts and register new ones.