How many email accounts do you have?

@JenInTN (27545)
United States
January 5, 2009 4:25am CST
I wonder this because a friend of mine at work asked me for mine and looked at me very strangely when I told her I had three. I have one for junk,one I use reguarly,and one for business.lol Is that strange? How many email accounts do you have and if it's more than one..why?
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 09
AOL - my regular one Yahoo - for Yahoo auctions Yahoo #2 - because I had login problems with yahoo #1 Hotmail - because of MSN messenger GMAIl - because I got an invite SBC - because that's my internet provider I could delete several of them, I just haven't gotten around to it!
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I'm gonna have to check out this gmail.Alot of people seem to have it.Thanks for responding.
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@djonghs (560)
• Indonesia
6 Jan 09
I have more then 4 mail account, at least 2 for business(office) 2 for private but only one that use regularly. Other mail account is use for testing purpose. BR.b
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Hi djonghs..thanks for responding.Testing purposes? That's the first I've heard of that. I'm being nosy but what kinda stuff are you testing? Leave it to your friends to want to get in your business.lol
@djonghs (560)
• Indonesia
7 Jan 09
Hahaha..no, I need many email accounts to test the mail system under my supervision. It is more accurate, since it will test from many places. BR.b
@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Oh..I see...Thanks djonghs
• United States
6 Jan 09
I have five email accounts at home. I basically check them everyday as usual and I normally empty the junk mail.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Hi peppersquirrel. Do you use them for the same purposes or do they each have different reasons? I try to check mine everyday but sometimes I don't get around to it.Thanks for the response.
• United States
8 Jan 09
I use them all the same purpose.
• United States
6 Jan 09
I actually have four email accounts. One account is for junk, one is for my church, one is for school, and the other one is for everything else. Although I'm trying to consolidate all these accounts to where I only have two accounts.
@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Hi ronnilynn! Sounds like a busy person like you needs a few accounts. Good luck in consolidating them. Are you finding it hard to maintain them all or just tired of bouncing between them? Thanks for responding.
• United States
8 Jan 09
I'm just tired of having to check four emails and it's time consuming.
@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
6 Jan 09
No, it is not at all strange to have more than one e-mail account of three accounts. I have two main accounts, one is used for business matters and the another is being used for friends, mylot and any other such sites. It is always safe to have more than one e-mail account, you can categorise the mails and can check the same at your convenience.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I don't think it's strange either dpk.Thanks for responding.
@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
6 Jan 09
Yes, I also think alike.
• India
5 Jan 09
I have more than three, and I keep then always maintained. I keep sure to login at them once in each thirty days. Because you need more accounts to keep going with different jobs and networks. Like yahoo or redif is not accepted everywhere, and somewhere only gmail gets accepted. Also you can receive mails in one account when your other account gets jammed with spams.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
5 Jan 09
I heard thatsome emails don't work with some networks. I used to have a friend on aol that couldn't receive email from msn,I think it was,for a while. Or maybe it was yahoo and that's why I got msn..anyway,I know what you mean.Thanks for the response.
12 Jan 09
I also have several emails for differrent purposes I make sure I hit every 28 days I do have three of them I work every day.
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
I only have two email accounts. my first email account has been the same since I started the internet in the 90's while the second email account was recently created for all my online earning activities.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Hi dorisday.. I have had my yahoo one since I began internet too. One came with my service and the other I use regularly. Thanks for responding.
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
You are welcome.
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
7 Jun 09
I have four. One is with my employer's website, one is with gmail for backup of official email account, one is my personal and family account and one is for junk and other such emails.
@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
7 Jun 09
Thanks for responding! Sounds like you put all of them to good use. I use all of mine too. Take care.
• India
2 Apr 09
I have 8 emails with me, from which i using daily one i.e. Yahoo mail. I daily using yahoo email, messenger etc. I using rediffmail in a month only and other mails where i need or remind. Actually in this busy life we want to have only One email id because we dont have time to check all mails, if you give different emails to different peoples, you cant remember which email id you give to whom, because of this you check all emails and waste your time only. So its better to have only one with big GB bites where you save all your important mails and documents.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
3 Apr 09
That would be great in a perfect world. I have found I just keep getting them..lol..Thanks for responding..you are right.
@my1341 (459)
• China
30 Mar 09
I totally have three e-mail accounts with two from gamil.com which is currently active, and one from tom.com which haven't used for a long time. Don't know whether it has been cancelled or terminated. I think gmail is an excellent e-mail provider, I like very much as soon as I tried it for the first time. It is more user-friendly in terms of its interface and quicker to load. Everything on its pages is kept in good order. Very comfortable to use it.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Hmmm...I've been wondering about gmail. There have been a lot of people mention their service. I amy have to have just one more..lol..Thanks for responding.
• Australia
29 Mar 09
I don't find this even mildly strange. I have one for official business, one for less official stuff, one for my kinky contacts, and one which I don't use anymore and which was only opened as part of getting Yahoo messenger. Lash
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
29 Mar 09
The more responses I got to this discussion..the more email accounts I realized I had..lol..and don't really use that often if at all. I think the lady at work is fairly new to the internet. Thanks for the response.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
28 Mar 09
two. One of them I check everyday probably more then once a day b/c all my important mail goes to that account and the other I check maybe once a week if that and most of the time I just delete everything in there lol. Nothing but junk anyway. I don't think any of my family or friends has that email address anyway.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I don't think there are many people that have only one. I think the norm is at least two..lol..Thanks for the response.
@UK_Shree (3604)
25 Jan 09
I have 2 email accounts. One personal and one for work. I don't think it is unusual to have several email accounts if you are active internet user. I am sure most people have a least a couple of different email accounts
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I was thinking at least two made sense. Maybe the woman at work isn't an active internet user and that's why she looked at me so strangly. Thanks for the response.
@gcabando (314)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
I have 3 emails. I use each email for different purposes. Like I have a different emails for my Friendster account and I have a different emails for my private life. I don't want to mixed up my emails because sometime you can overlook on your other emails because there are so many emails receive in a day.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
24 Jan 09
You cab get a lot in a day. I get to many for just one account.At least and keep up with them. Thanks for responding.
@stormygrl (762)
• United States
15 Jan 09
Hi jen ,I have two and use one the most and the other was made to be able to vote more often on certain sites. Now I see on yahoo I think you can make one just to use if you need an email for something and are afraid of getting junk mail/spam,like for money making sites,which is a good idea,so that will be my third if I need one.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
15 Jan 09
Hi stormygrl!It's nice not having to sort through all the junk mail to find what your looking for.Thanks for responding!
• India
15 Jan 09
I have only one e mail account whichi use regularly and the others that i'm using is just for name sake i have signed up for these sites and i try to go into them but i have never given their adresses to any of my friends even though my friends know that balacancer22 at any site would be me since i have logged in many sites with the same user name and yeah i just use one email id only for all my purposes...including junks... Happy Mylotting
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
15 Jan 09
You are very efficient. Thanks for responding. I usually use my same name too but my email varies a bit.
@manoj1502 (854)
• India
8 Jan 09
I have about 5. in that i use two to three emails others i use rarely.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Thanks manoj1502. That's about the same as myself.
• Australia
7 Jan 09
I have two email accounts, one is gmail the other hotmail. My gmail account is for junks and currently it is stuffed with junk mails. My hotmail is my main account and important emails go there. It is not strange for you to have three accounts. In fact you're pretty neat in separating your emails.
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Thank you antioxidant...It makes it easier for me to seperate my emails up..that's for sure. I think I may check into gmail. Alot of people here have mentuined it.Thanks for responding.
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
7 Jan 09
The initial thought that came to mind was “too many” but then I thought about it and realised that each one serves a specific purpose and so could be considered to be essential. The first and second ones are shared with my partner rather than have separate ones. One of them is for all our business correspondence, research etc and in fact anything at all which relates to our organic farmlet and what we produce on it. The second one is specifically for family and only members of our family have that email address. A third for friends, and is usally filled with jokes etc and sometimes news too of course. The fourth is for myLot and surveys and finally a 5th which is for competitions or contests and free stuff. That last one is the one that also has the HUGE MAGNET which gathers up all those “junk”, “spam” and “phishing” emails. The first and second email addresses are those from our ISP and the others are free emails addresses. My partner shares the first 2 with me or should I say that the email address has both our names on it and we never get any spam emails through either of those addresses. Once I would have said that having that many email addresses was a waste of time and effort but as time has gone on, I have found that they are necessary. We think it is important to have a separate email address and one from our IP for business purposes as it is more professional. The little things like entering a competition or contest will nearly always bring a whole swag of junk emails and I do not want to be sorting through them to find the ones that are important to me. This is more so if we are expecting an email with say photos of our grandchildren or a contract for fruit or vegetables for a customer. The later I want to check and if okay print off in a hurry so that it can be signed and returned - never delay in signing a good contract. lol And to think that not to many years ago all this sort of stuff was done through the post, except for the junk of corse which has a life of its own!
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@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Hi oldboy! Hope your trip went well. You are back aren't you? It is amazing that all this stuff used to be handeled by post. Email as definately opened up a whole new world. Sure makes it whole lot easier than chasing down a stamp everytime you need to send a letter. I think multiple emails make alot sense for most people and the more ventures they have going on..the more they probably need. Thanks for responding.
• United States
7 Jan 09
I have 4 that get checked near daily. I have a couple here and there I use on occasion. Then there are many I have set up over the years I have forgotten about.
@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Hi UtopianIdealist! I know what you mean. The more I think about it,the more I think I have.lol Thanks for the response!