7 Reasons Why You Should Have More Than One Email Account
In the online environment most people spend a large amount of their time emailing. In essence, it should make our lives easier but with all the emails, websites, business, shopping etc. some individuals may feel that email has complicated life to the extent that we lose track of what we’re doing.
Because email accounts are fairly easy to set up and there’s no limit to how many you can have, using multiple email addresses can actually speed up communication and processes instead of slowing them down.
Nowadays, having multiple email accounts can be very useful. In fact, in today’s fast-paced digital age, it is almost essential if you’re active online. Multiple online identities are critical to effectively manage your online presence – including actively updated blogs.
Here is a list of some top reasons to have more than one email address:
You will need to have a different email address for your business associations, be they colleagues, clients or other contacts. You can keep your work separate from your private affairs and maintain a professional identity by having an email address that advertises your name and the company you work for.
There are many people out there that use just their work or business email address as their only email account. This can easily lead to confusion as well as an inbox filled with unread junk, mail often causing important emails to be lost or over looked. Plus, @Gmail, @Hotmail or @Yahoo don’t say established business nearly as much as a real domain URL.
With the recent cases with companies, online privacy has become an ever-increasing issue. By having a non-essential email address that you use for all social websites you are more protected from having privacy invasions than if you use your business or personal email address.
Having numerous email addresses will help protect your identity, especially if you are a busy blogger or social networker. Unless the group you are involved in needs to know who you are, you can keep your identity private by choosing separate email addresses for these activities.
Probably the best reason to have a variety of email addresses is for blogging, forum posting and social networking, to keep your various activities independent of each other. Many of these sites offer the option of site-specific email addresses, or at least the option of signing in with an email address that you can create specifically for your purpose. Having more than one email address in this environment makes managing your online presence much easier.
We live in a world where there are so many things that are disposable and email addresses can be added to that list. With the many free online email accounts that take just a few minutes to set up, it’s easy to create an email address that can be disposed of after it has served its purpose. There are many instances where such a disposable email will make sense. Examples include short-term projects, an email address specific to one online application (such as Facebook or Twitter,) for testing purposes, etc; basically, anytime you are unsure of the period of use, like when you decide to take on numerous Free Software Trials.
Most Internet users are becoming writers in their own rights, whether it is as blog writers, forum posters or website owners. Often using an alias is better than revealing your true identity. An alias email address will help track any communication that may occur under your alias. This could especially be true if you want to provide a review of poor service.
I would definitely recommend that you should use a unique email account for all the banking and financial needs. The best way to limit the chance that your financial email address ends up in the wrong hands is to only use it for financial sites. For extra caution, try using a separate web browser, or even a separate computer, if possible, to access your financial accounts, to minimize the chances that your financial information will end up in the wrong hands.
And finally, a more functional and practical reason for having more than one email address is ease of accessibility. You may be happy with storing much of your email correspondence online, especially with how portable and connected the world is. But then again, you may need ready access to important information on your laptop or iPad when you cannot connect to the internet. Having multiple email addresses with the option of forwarding them to your main email account on your computer will certainly help with accessibility. It will help with streamlining and managing too, because the more email accounts you have, the better organized you will need to be.
Are you ready to take emailing to the next level?
Email accounts are easy to set up and there is really no limit to how many you can have. Use more than one email address to better organize and manage your communication.
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