How many email accounts do I need?

Off the top of my head I have approximately 24 different email addresses. They come from my office, university, fraternity, Gmail, Yahoo! and a couple of different organizations I belong to.

I have DSL at home and as part of the package they provide 11 email addresses. I have around three that I use consistently. One is strictly business. One is for newsletters that I enjoy reading. I don’t care if they sell my address because it serves a very basic function and I can tear through it in a hurry.

Beyond that I usually take advantage of the other email opportunitie because I figure, why not. You never know what you might need them for. It is the Costco influence, buy in bulk.

In any case, out of the 24 or so I can say that I consistently use about 8. Eventually when I receive enough spam I’ll rotate the old ones out and bring the newer addresses into play.

The nice thing is that they don’t take up much space in my house.

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  1. NovemberChild September 17, 2004 at 8:57 am

    Being the anal retentive person that I am – I only have 2 well actually 3, okay, make it 4… but I can explain.

    1 of my email address is for school – and I have all my email forwarded to my regular account.
    1 is for work and strictly for work. I dont give the address out or use it for anything else. I get enough email at work that I dont need the box filling up with spam. I dont have enough space as it is…
    1 is my regular email address @hotmail. But thanks to PICCADILLY I now have a gmail account… so I am in the process of changing everything over.

    So technically only 2. Yeah that sounds good 😛

  2. Jack's Shack September 17, 2004 at 4:26 am

    “Stumbled upon it” is a good description.

  3. rathwel September 17, 2004 at 2:32 am

    I have a whole bunch myself, half of which I don’t even remember having, until I accidentally stumble upon them.

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