Lingua 5B wrote:
Not necessarily. I used to have a direct corporate client, they would sometimes communicate from their corporate email and other times from their gmail (probably for their own reasons). I for once prefer gmail for variety of reasons and used to have a domain email that I dropped for gmail (for technical reasons).
There may be a number of reasons an established client would do this. First thing that comes to mind is that if they leave their corporate email out in the public space they will be receiving large amount of unsolicited applications from translators, it will clog the email and they will have issues. They can take that risk with a spare gmail. Remember, never mind how many times you tell translators "no unsolicited emails" you will still be receiving tons of them and afterwards you have no any control over it - the only option is to close down the email account.
Thank you, this indeed could be a reason. I wouldn't mind switching to free mails if I have been working with the client for some time. But I am very skeptical if they use gmail or whatever to contact me right from the beginning. hmm...