Do U have any Fear to Share Email With ur Online Friends

@sunnycool (12737)
India
February 10, 2010 6:12am CST
There been a study on this issue----in which a whooping 75% of the netigens fear to share their email with their online friends with whom they spend so much timeevery day. I personally do not have any fear or any other reason to share my email to friends who are close to me---i back off when it comes to the strangers though. Why do so many people(75%) react with a NO when it comes to sharing of their Email---well they aren't asking your Pics or your entire property right---you can always block a particular person if you aren't comfortable with him or if he is spamming you or annoying you----once you have shared your email with him. There can be a problem when you share your facebook account coz they might end knowing your address and personal stuff and bla bla. What makes you think so much before saying a NOPE
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18 responses
• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Feb 10
Hi Sunny, I have the same experience too. When i am just new here in mylot i received some invitation to have an exchange email address. it made me uncomfortable. i was not able to give mine. but they were so friendly and trusting enough to give me theirs. since the friendship was already built ...there was a development as it relates to the discomfort i had before. it's a matter of time and the friendship that people here was able to establish
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
10 Feb 10
its always good to have our friends email winky it might come handy when they depart or become busy with their offline work.we can enjoy with our friends as long as they're visiting this site else we would miss their presence--sharing of email would help then to interact them.great day.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
13 Feb 10
Advance happy hearts day friend. yes, it's always good to maintain and sustain our friendship here and even outside mylot. email is one of the best way to communicate with our friends. we only have to develop a certain degree of trust in our friendship.
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@sunnycool (12737)
• India
13 Feb 10
Thank you Winky--Happy Valentines Day----Advanced though----What are your plans for the special day---Any surprise from your husband?
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• United States
10 Feb 10
I do not check my e-mail that often, although I have been checking it more recently. If I am talking to someone on this site, then I usually can talk with them on the boards or in PMs. I have given my e-mail address to a select few people, but I do not give it out as a rule. I guess it is partly because I am only on here for a short time, and I do not want them to feel like I am ignoring them if they send me an e-mail and I do not reply back to them for days or even weeks. It is not that I am ignoring them but rather I probably have not checked my e-mail and do not realize that I have anything from them. Either that or it got buried in the notifiers from responses to discussions.
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@sunnycool (12737)
• India
10 Feb 10
you can always create a folder for mylot PA so they get messed up with the mails you receive either from your friends or some body elseit helps you to manage well with your friend mails then.I can imagine the notifiers being piled up in your inboxcoz you do barge in infnite boxes each day
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• United States
11 Feb 10
Sunny, if you create a folder for myLot or e-mails from friends or whatever, don't you have to sort them into those folders yourself? They don't magically appear in the correct folder, do they? If you have to sort through them and put them in there, then it kind-of defeats the purpose, since I don't want to go through all of them to begin with. If they just magically appear in the right folder, on the other hand, then I can just ignore the ones that I don't want to deal with and check out the ones that I do. By the way, you had better get busy posting there, because I am going to catch up to you with my post count again if you do not hurry.
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@sunnycool (12737)
• India
11 Feb 10
you dont have to utter any magical spells to gather them in a single folder girl---just create a folder and then apply filters to it---which includes specifying or adding the addy of mylot notifiers---so each time you get some notifiers from mylot the filter side tracks them to the Mylot Folder coming to the posts i would be going out for a while now so you can catch up with me---i have been holding my posting spree though to catch with you
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• Bulgaria
10 Feb 10
Hm well, depends which e-mail. I have several and only one of them I use every day. I thought like you some time before - that it's not a big deal to share your email. But since I had some bad experience at this, now I give some of the emails that I use not so often and are not so important to me.
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@sunnycool (12737)
• India
10 Feb 10
you had Bad experiences---which kinda ones---did they spam you or annoyed you---and morever this problem goes with the girls mostly---your profile name seems to be of an man though
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• Bulgaria
10 Feb 10
Hah, no I'm a woman :) What I mean is cyber bully. You can block an email, but the person can make as many new e-mails that he wants and continue border you. At some point this start to be a real bully.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
10 Feb 10
Sorry i thought you were a man---bananamen we can always block them though once they cross their limits.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
10 Feb 10
I have seen a lot of reactions, and i think that it only deppends on the person who do the asking. It really makes one feel akward, and for the life of me, i still cannot make up my mind.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
10 Feb 10
its not perfect to share our email with a new member or a new friend though.its always good to share it with the worthy ones---friends you knew for a longer time.Thank you for responding.great day.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
10 Feb 10
And what in your highly perfectined comment would be classified as a worthy? I really need to hear this answer.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
10 Feb 10
well if you're serious about it then its worthy else hope you can understand---its other wise
@hexeduser22 (5853)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
I really don't mind about anything on my mail and stuff. After all this time posting here and gaining friends here in the lot there was only one time when I had experience exchanging emails with someone and that was with Mr. Lamb. It was only when I entered the online earning that I became skeptical on sharing my email address
• Philippines
16 Feb 10
They might be in to you Miss Alice that's why they want your phone number @Sunny You and your wild imagination go ask Mr Lamb about why we exchanged email address and I surely hope you get a straight answer
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
16 Feb 10
Well i'm looking for an Rough answer so I would prefer to question you about it---you seem to be too shy to reveal it
• Philippines
16 Feb 10
When you say rough you mean like spanking I want you to keep guessing and find the answer for yourself I wont give any clue so I say go ask Mr Lamb
• India
12 Feb 10
There is no system to know the other persons and so sharing of e-mail may not be advisable. But, in yahoo messenger I have added few friend but some are using filthy language in the chat. That word not only make me feel unhappy. I need good words to chat and I do the same. So, if other person like minded then certainly, I can share my e-mail id with him.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
13 Feb 10
hi venkat---if you have added people who are completely strangers to you then you can always remove them from your messenger list or block them.coming to the friends language it does happen---may be you should let them know that those filthy words makes you uncomfortable so if they really care for your friendship then you see a change in them.Thank you for responding.great day.
• India
13 Feb 10
Thank you for your views. I shall adopt that method.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
13 Feb 10
hey you can use those emoticons now----congrats you crossed you have crossed your 200th post
@dorothy09 (1520)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
hi there sunny, nope I dont have a fear in giving my email address but I only give it when asked in private message. i dont give it in public. yes agree with you can always deny any invitation if use as spam. Have a great day and happy mylotting...
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
16 Feb 10
hi beautiful---so when you're gonna share your email with me ---you can use your PM for sure to share it---just kidding. Thank you for responding.great day.
• Philippines
12 Feb 10
it depends on the content of my email,if it something too personal, i just keep it my self but if i think the content of the email will help them or they could find some info from it,i won' hesitate sharing it with my friends online.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
13 Feb 10
hi churchill---you seem to have gone off the track---i was asking about sharing of our email address---not the mails we get friend.we can share those important or meaningful mails with our online friends if they have shared their personal email address right.Thank you for responding.great day.
@anaraith (34)
• New Zealand
11 Feb 10
I have 2 emails, 1 for anyone and which I use to sign up for websites and another private one. I keep one private to avoid people spamming me through it and it holds a lot of information like passwords and paypal information in it so I wish to keep it as secure as possible. Its very easy tho to set up a hotmail account so anyone can have a second account they give out to anyone.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
11 Feb 10
Even i do the same anaraith---i ahve one for the online sites i keep on working on and the other for my real life riends and important information related to my payments and earnings.its safe though and we dont mess up things easily in this way.Thank you for responding.great day.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
10 Feb 10
I've never really understood this either. I only share my phone number or physical mail address with people that I absolutely trust, but email isn't so personal a thing for me. I mean, it's not like they're going to be able to use it to somehow show up at my door! I'm pretty open with my email address when people I talk to often ask for it. I'd rather they have it so they can contact me directly in case one or both of us can't get to whatever site we usually converse on.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
11 Feb 10
hi lecanis---everyone isn't plain in their thinking like you coz they have several reasons and fears for not sharing their email---physical address is something which shouldnt be shared in online except for those who stay by in our locality. Its always good to have an spare email just for online purposes though so we dont mess up with them.Thank you for responding.great day.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
i try to give out my email add to people i trust. i also have a lot of backup email addresses and I dont confine mu important matters with just one email address. i try to use different email adds for my banks, bills, social stuff, professional life, etc. that way, it would be harder to compromise my accounts and most expecially,people wont know which email is for which. lol.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
11 Feb 10
haha too many emails create a lot of confusion and its quiet hard to keep an eye on all of them.i would prefer an separate email for my freinds online and other stuff and another one for my earnings online and professional ones.Thank you for responding.great day.
• Taiwan
10 Feb 10
i ever join facebook,and i did not know if you did not change the personal file you can see all your friends call and email,and everbody can see yours... one day i receive a email,the email told me i ever sent him many ugly photos,it is about 1000 words,and he did not said who he is ,that made me feel fear,i ever write the email address to any strange website,and i mail to a photo webside please them to cancel my email from member,but until now ,i did not know this mail is a true or just a joke.....
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
11 Feb 10
hi lee,sharing our personal email isn't good and advisable when it comes to popular sites like facebook coz thousands keep on visiting it and some might take advantage of it---but they have provided privacy option right now so its better now coz only our friends can see our photos and personal details. Thank you for responding.great day.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Feb 10
Can anyone extract much personal info from emails? I wonder what is the risk there when someone get hold of your email addy. I fear nothing except for spamming. I share some emails with some of my close friends here in mylot and we share a lot of jokes online. It is fun and interesting as we get to communicate outside mylot world.
@sagnik42 (3598)
• India
24 Mar 10
I give my ids to my friends. I do not interact with too many people and most of them are very close friends in the offline world. As for friends of mylot, which is the only place I hang around, although I do not know the members very well, I will say "Wait patiently for my email id. It will be coming soon"
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 10
I am extremely cautious about who I give my email out to, I use Gmail and I have two Gmail accounts one is personal and one is for business. It was due to social networking sites that I started to get hassled when I gave my email address out and they started using my email address for signing up to dubious sites. Yes I did filter them as spam but sometimes I have to check my spam just in case emails slip through the filter system isn't always 100% trustworthy and I would see these horrid emails so I thought right that does it, I closed all my social networking sites and I changed my email address, it was an inconvenience but I have learnt my lesson. Facebook I won't touch with a bargepole, I had my account hacked into which may also of caused a lot of spam. Sadly I get paranoid now, I have even taken my photo down as my avatar, I used to have my pic as my avatar now I have the wolf cub, far safer. The internet is not always a good tool, it can be a very dangerous one. You can never be too careful. There are security measures sure, but always ways around them too.
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
18 Feb 10
Honestly, I would not share my e-mail with my friends. I use it for various things and I don't want them to open every e-mail I have whether it be my newsletter and/or subscription. I know it sounds kind of protective, but it's my space and my place to write, think and respond.
@millertime (1398)
• United States
15 Feb 10
I think the primary reason most people hesitate to share their email address is because of spam. Not so much that they think they will get spam email from the person they share their email address with, but they are afraid that it may be someone that is collecting email addresses to sell them to list makers. Certain unscrupulous people will compile email addresses and then sell the list repeatedly to as many marketers as they can. Once you are on one of these lists, you will get an increasing amount of spam as the list gets passed around to online marketers and it can become quite annoying. I think that's why most people wont' share their personal email with someone until they get to know them somewhat.
@machivado (529)
• Indonesia
15 Feb 10
I have my personal email and my business email which contains my works and my online income activities. I don't mind sharing my personal email to my friends, but I won't share them my business email and so I don't share my personal email to people I don't really know.