Do you have an email account set up just for myLot?

@JenInTN (27565)
United States
February 2, 2011 3:59am CST
I didn't think about it when I first started myLot so my notifications and such just go to my regular email...well...the one I use most. I am ok with it that way but I have pondered the fact that one might want to have an email account just for myLot or even other social network/money-making sites and another for personal or business emails. I have multiple emails, but there is one that I use for most everything. A couple just for business. Do you have an email account just for myLot? Do you find it's easier to keep up with notifications that way or are you like me and just use your primary email?
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@celticeagle (118615)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Feb 11
I pretty much have mine set up that way. I have my Mylot notificatins sent to my most used email.That way I don't miss an important email while doing Mylot. I have an account set up for my writing and one for business so I don't have everything going to the same one. And I have one for shopping and for my paypal to go to as well. It works nicely for me. I think it just depends on how your head works and what is most convenient for you.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
I think so too. People have very different ways to organize their things and emails are another extension of that. Thanks for responding.
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@celticeagle (118615)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Feb 11
Ya. Everyone has a different take on it.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
2 Feb 11
Hi Jen. Yes, this is what I do. When I first got into affiliate marketing online and then started joining traffic exchanges etc a few years back, I set up an inbox.com email address. This I use exclusively for these types of sites and these days it is mostly MyLot notifications. I get some others but mostly they are just from websites that I do not visit anymore and have not gotten around to un-subscribing from. I just delete them. I have a Gmail account which is set up with 4 different email accounts all together in the one inbox. These are for my personal emails, business and my archery club. I also have a yahoo email account but I never access that one. My Gmail account also has some internet marketing stuff go to it as some sites will only let you use a Gmail account when you join them. It is certainly much easier having MyLot emails separated from my personal and work ones. I can get distracted by MyLot notifications coming in, so I do not have that open all the time, just when I have time to do some MyLotting. My Gmail inbox is open all day long though.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
Heyya Bill! I can see how it would help to keep things organized. I can also see how it might be distracting to get a notification and want to visit. I always stay on just a little longer than I think I will...lol...Thanks for sharing!
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@louievill (18963)
• Philippines
2 Feb 11
hi, actually I have separate emails, one personal and the other for all the online work I am doing, those are good thoughts you have because before I joined Mylot, I did not know that we would get a ton of notifications, had I mixed it with my personal email, probably I would find it just a little more difficult to manage.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
2 Feb 11
It can be a little hard to keep up with sometimes. I think that a seperate account for myLot might make good sense. I have seen where some members have their mylot notifications filtered. That is a good idea too. Thanks for responding.
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@nyka08 (411)
• Philippines
2 Feb 11
like you, i also use my primary email. i find it confusing and complicated to open too many email accounts for different purposes. the down side too about it is forgetting the what email account for what and forgetting the password. so far i'm satisfied with using only one email. in fact, i find it convenient to open only one account and read all my updates there.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
2 Feb 11
I have other accounts but to be honest..I don't visit them as much because all my Mylot stuff goes to my primary. It is easy because I am just in routine to go to my primary all the time. Thanks for responding.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
2 Feb 11
Hi JenInTN, I had an account with gmail that I used to keep track of my work on the internet and all income and assignments were easy to manage. I used the same with mylot and it had been good until the day I had 50+ friends... Now it contains more MyLot stuff than anything else.... despite my removing a lot of settings on the preferences page still MyLot keeps that account active... Going by your discussion, I do realize that I have to get myself another soon and either the new goes to MyLot or the older other assignments move to the new one. Thanks for a good discussion as I see it getting implemented soon to allow me easy management
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
I use my regular email for mylot notifications and they keep mine busy too. I love it, but I can also see that it might make things more organized if I seperated them. There were a couple of members that also mentioned that they have their notifications filtered to a special folder. That might be a good idea too. Thanks for responding!
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@jordq7 (576)
• Philippines
2 Feb 11
Hi there JenInTN!!! Well I still use my regular email for mylot and other money-making sites.For me it is easier this way coz I don't have to manage multiple email account and I don't have to remember many passwords.I'm just not good in remembering many usernames and passwords and I don't want to login into many accounts when I have to browse my emails. For me it will consume a lot of time if I have many email accounts especially now that I am checking my emails regularly.It is easier for me to have only one email coz for me it is easier to see all my mails.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
Hi jordq! It is a pain to have a lot of different passwords to remember. I just had to change mine at work and everytime I want to log in, I always type my old one in first..lol...Thanks for responding.
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@topffer (34646)
• France
2 Feb 11
I have created an email account for topffer when I joined here to exchange mails with other members. I did not knew the PM system here : I prefer to use PMs at myLot and I don't check the "topffer" account every day. The notifications are sent to a regular account : I have created a folder for myLot, and found this solution good since I received two weeks ago the notifications of ten discussions started by a new "friend" in less than one hour. I have now a sub-folder called "Olympics" for my friends marathonians posters at myLot .
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
2 Feb 11
I am impressed by your organization skills..Sounds like you are doing just fine with your primary. Thanks for responding.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
2 Feb 11
Good morning, Jen.I do not have a separate e-mail for mylot. U know me i do well to keep up w/just one, lol. I like all my ducks in one row.. Simple is good for me. Have a good one. Did y'all get snow out of the latest storm. So far we haven't , thank heavens.
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• Canada
2 Feb 11
Ah...Jen, Jo and I are the two little old ducks in a row. Simple is better for me! Y'know the old expression; "keep it simple, stupid!" I do not have enough computer technology in that grey matter between my ears, to accomplish that challenge...NOR would I probably remember the passwords for multiple accounts! So it's just onwards and upwards, with sorting thru the one account each morning....and doing the sorting of nefarious nonsense myself! Just watching the news from "back East" and seeing the map of where this "horrible" weather is hitting...I see that Nashville is in the MIX, so I truly do hope..you don't feel the brunt of this storm...my Tennesee Girls! WOW! Some areas are really suffering! BE SAFE!!!! BE PREPARED, dear ones!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
2 Feb 11
Good morning, Shirley. Hope u aren't getting bad weather. Mother nature is really showing out everywhere. It rained all day yesterday, thank God it didn't freeze. We had alot of wind last night. Don't know what it's going to do today. Wish it would get daylight so i could see what's going on. U stay safe to love & hugs.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
No snow here this time. Mother nature sure is spanking alot of places though isn't she. Food and alternative heat sources is the only thing I can think about when I see that pink icy mix moving across the map. I'm ok with using my primary too.
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@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
2 Feb 11
i have a different email just for mylot. my friend adviced me to do that before i joined. so i wont get mixed up for mylot do have a lot of notifications. it gives me on the track with personals and sites like mylot and face book. i dont like an email will be packed then ican not read the importats because it was pushed down by friends saying hi on different sites and notifications from mylot. it was a good suggestion and i am glad that i listened.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
Sounds like it is working out great for you. I didn't really think about it when I signed up. I was a very very newbie...lol...this was my first online money site. Thanks for the response.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 11
this too is my first online money site, well this is the only online site i joined in har har har. but the friend who invited me over oriented me very well. i opened a separate email so if i will not be involve with the site then i wont get any emails from it on my personla email. but it proved me wrong i stick with it and glad i opened a separate email.
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@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
2 Feb 11
Dear friend, Not yet, but when I read this I wish to open one exclusively for mylot. Moreover those whole lot of emails from mylot do have to checked and easily sorted out. Thanks for nice idea and nice topic.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
I'm glad you liked the idea. I hope it works out for you if you try it. There were some people that have mentioned that they have their mylot notifications filtered to a special folder. That might be a good idea too. Thanks for the response.
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• United States
2 Feb 11
I have 8 , count them 8! email addresses. My Lot is on the one I use most. It is my main one. When I started I wasn't sure I wuld be here This long .Or that I would love being online. But I can see having one Just for My Lot. It makes a lot of sense.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
I have several too...lol...I would have to count them up but I;m thinking you do have more than me. I was the same way...this was my first social network and I was learning. I didn't see the need and just used my primary account. I would like to learn about that filtering to a folder thing some of the responders have said they do. That might be awesome. Thanks for responding.
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• United States
3 Feb 11
" filtering to a folder"? Do you mean putting your favorite into a folder on Yahoo? Gmail? I can tell you how.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
4 Feb 11
I don't know about "favorite" but some of the members mentioned that their notifcations go to a special folder. That would be cool to know how.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
4 Feb 11
Yes, I do. Or at least I did when I first signed up. I never wanted to use my primary account for mylotting. I share that one with my husband. And as we share it the last thing I wanted was our inbox to be filled with emails from mylot. I didn't want to worry about sifting through emails, especially those from family as I didn't want to miss any accidentally. And I certainly didn't want my husband deleting any of the ones I got from mylot, at least not without me going through them first, as I wanted to be the one to decide what to do with those. So I've always used a separate email account for mylotting. And even though I still use a separate account for mylot, it has also become the email account I use for my other paying and even some of my non paying sites. So I get a lot more stuff than just the usual stuff from mylot (although the majority of it is from mylot). So much so, that it's getting harder and harder to maintain. Guess it's a good thing I've kept a separate email account for such a thing, otherwise I'd really be in trouble! LOL Don't get me wrong, it used to be easy to maintain, but it's not that way anymore! LOL In fact, I have emails from months back that I need to go through...again! I'm half tempted to close my mylot account and start fresh (I don't care much for my username on here anyway), though at the same time I'd hate to start all over as I've been building this one up for the past 4 years. Oh, and before I forget I have a bunch of email addresses too. Most have been forgotten about. Nowadays I only use 4...I think! LOL Happy mylotting!
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
4 Feb 11
I do wish there was a way to change our names if we wanted to. I'm ok with mine here but I have a couple of email accounts that I would like to come up with something more creative. I guess it was a beginners thing..lol.. I bet it is easier that way under your circumstances. Sharing an email account too. Where have you been anyway? I have missed having you around! Thanks for responding.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
4 Feb 11
I've been busy looking for work.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 Feb 11
That can keep you busy for sure...good luck.
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@GardenGerty (100472)
• United States
2 Feb 11
I have several e mail accounts, but just use my main one for most everything. I do not seem to manage well at all. I am on another site that sends me even more e mail than MyLot and I never get it all read. My husband's primary e mail is linked to mine as well. I have some that I have done some business offers on, but this one bears the brunt of my e mails.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
I bet that is a heavy load if there is a site where you get more stuff than from here on the account too. I just use one too. I have other emails but I hardly vist them. Thanks for responding!
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@GardenGerty (100472)
• United States
3 Feb 11
It is a site where you post stuff to groups. If I do not take the notifications off for the groups I get a notification of the person, plus every group we have in common, so I might get five or six notifications of the same post.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
Oh my...that does sound like a email filler...lol.
2 Feb 11
i only have 2 different email accounts. I set them both up many years ago but one of them i have not bothered to use in so many years, i dread to think of how many emails i will have in that account by now. I don't think i will check as the emails won't be that important. I never really did think of just creating another email address for things like mylot and other sites to email me, i guess i am happy with them all coming with my other emails, and also it saves me time that way as i am then not having to waste some of my time by signing in and out of different email accounts.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
You may have won a million dollars and you haven't even checked that account...oh well...it would have been a scam amyway. I use my primary email for mine too. I see your point about signing in and out and then again. Thanks for the input.
3 Feb 11
I wish i did win that amount, certainly could do with it. Of course it would have been a scam, i don't think that i have ever won anything, well not that i cann remember anyway. It would be pointless really signing in and out all the time. Hope that you are well.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
I don't win things either. I did win something at a comapny picnic once though. Once. I have been good..thanks. You too?
@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
3 Feb 11
Well, I use my primary mail for myLot although I have other mails for different businesses. Didn't felt the need to open extra accoutns as I think t's too bothersome. I have a hotmail account which I rarely use unless once in a blue that I sign in Live messenger & an extra gmail account left to rot...erm...collecting spam mails, hahaha!~!~
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
They certainly won't do any good unless we use them. I have a few that I barely visit too. Thanks for responding.
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
4 Feb 11
Well, maybe some day they might come around handy, haha!~You're welcome
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Feb 11
Just use one to me thats just easier used to have a couple but was worrysome to me!
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
I have more than one but I hardly visit them. I am just using one for all my stuff right now. It can be a hand full of you are using more than one regularly. Thanks for responding!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 Feb 11
your welcome
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
5 Feb 11
Hi Jen. My partner and I share the business email address which makes it easier for either of us to deal withy what is happening and it is only used for business purposes. My partner does most of the administration stuff anyway even though she discusses it with me first. Both of us have an individual email address for friends and family - what goes to one generally goes to the other anyway,except when one of the children wants to keep something "secret" from one of us ..... like birthday presents or some such thing. Like my partner I also have a separate email address for the survey sites and I also use that oine for myLot. What it means is that when I am really busy like I have been for the past year or so I just check the emails and do what I want to - can read the rest, if I have the time. But when we are extremely busy then it is more important that we deal with the business and personal family/friends stuff than something like a survey or myLot. If I had them all going to the one email address then it could get clogged up very quickly. There have been many times when I have not even had the time to check the email address for surveys or myLot for a month.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 Feb 11
I can see how it would be easy to bog down an email account very easily when there is a lot of communication from many different sources. It can be vital to organize when there is a lot going on because it is impending doom to have maybe missed something. Thanks for responding..I am soo happy
@millertime (1398)
• United States
4 Feb 11
I basically have one email account that I use for all my online business or marketing programs and another separate account for my personal email. I keep them both separate and it's much easier to know what's what. I get far too much email to do it all with one account. My MyLot notifications go to my business email which I sign into every day. I also have a "junk" email account. You know when you want to get something at a site but they want to get your email address in exchange for it? Or you want to sign up for that contest or chance to win a million dollars from the "prize patrol"? You know they are going to send you a million emails, right? So I only give them my junk mail account. I sign in once in a while and just delete most of the junk.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
4 Feb 11
An email account set up just for junk...I need one of those...lol...I think that it is a good idea to organize like that if you are a member of several sites or have a business. I have a couple of emails hanging out there an waiting on a business venture right now They might be waiting a while though...lol.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
3 Feb 11
No, I don't but I don't have to worry about a flood of notifications as my email will not allow mass emails to come through from any site. In a way it would be nice to get the notifications, but I have to say it is nice not to have my email flooded all the time. I just go in and check what I want to check when I want to check it. If my email was not like it is I think it would be a wise thing to set up another one for mylot.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
Who do you use as an email provider? I have never heard of not allowing mass emails. Is it an option or just the providers way? I like getting the notifications because it keeps me updated but there are a lot of them sometimes. Thanks for the response.
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
3 Feb 11
I have 3 email id`s, one in Yahoo, one in Hotmail and the third in gmail.Yahoo is for my share trading work, hotmail for my friends and gmail for mylot and other things of commercial value.Everyday i access all 3 but spend most of my time in gmail whe i get the mylot discussions.Its better this way and more convenient.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
Sounds like you have a very organized way of keeping up with things. It can be important when your busy. Thanks for sharing.