Do you like to recieve updates in your emails?

Australia
April 16, 2007 4:19am CST
Whether you have just recieved a message on a forum or whether youve just been outbid on ebay. Who here likes to recieve updates by email? I know that one of my mate absolutely hates to get emails about well anything really and prefers just to find out things the next time he visits a site. I have other friends who like a mixture of both. I personally like to know when something has changed on a site, especially on ebay, when im trying to read an item. I'm one of those people, that when signing up for something, tick the box that says "recieve email when your post is responded to" or anything along those lines.
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4 responses
• Singapore
16 Apr 07
I will only want an update if it is something concerning me. Rather, if I visit the site often, I would want to know if there are new features added for instance. Otherwise, things that I am not interested about would just be spam.
• Australia
18 Apr 07
Ah yes, i can see what you mean, If its just something you dont use anymore or dont like all that much. Then it becomes spam to you.
• Singapore
18 Apr 07
Thanks for best response! ^^
• India
16 Apr 07
its really a question of your awareness. All site's updates are not desirable. perhaps one site which you like most want to tell something about there updates then what's wrong with that......
• Australia
18 Apr 07
I dont see whats wrong with it. My friend just doesnt like to get this kind of stuff in his inbox, as he says he gets enough emails already. Fair enough. Thankyou For your reply.
@uiwwitch (892)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I also check that darn box when signing up and I used to like it. But now my inbox is being bombarded with all kinds of alerts and notices that I have to sit and sort for a long period of time and I feel that it is a waste of time. I always go to my favorite sites almost everyday anyway so I really don't need the notifications. I have started to mark some of the notices that I feel I really don't need as spam but still retained some of the more important ones just in case.
@laura1167 (149)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I love getting updates like the kind that you describe. For instance I might get an email that says 'someone has left you message on such-and-such site'. Those are very helpful because I might not notice it for a long time otherwise. Sometimes I will come across an on-site message that I won't remember getting an email about and I'll wonder why they don't send out emails since they are so convenient. Actually I'd rather conduct as much as possible through email rather than on-site but it's not always possible. For example on LiveJournal you can get emails that someone responded to your post and then respond using the email. You can also send a post with email as well. Yahoo groups are the same way. It makes it easier. RSS readers are also like reading email and make navigating through blogs easier. Especially when you have very slow internet like I do. Thankfully, I'm signed up to have the high-speed connected tomorrow so I'm happy about that. The only thing I don't like about email is spam and even that isn't too big a deal because of filters and it's easy enough to just delete them.