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Poll: Do you have a separate e-mail address for work-related communication?
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff

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Jun 12, 2011

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you have a separate e-mail address for work-related communication?".

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Angola
Local time: 04:19
English to French
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Other Jun 12, 2011

Supposedly yes, the only one I pay for = the slowest and least efficient (no Webmail, no spam filter)...

I turned things the other way around: I have 3 "professional" accounts, all free + one paid.
I also have several other "private" accounts to register on Websites when necessary, get promotional mail from local shops and stores, and "fun" from friends and acquaintances.


 

Mary Worby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:19
Member
German to English
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No Jun 12, 2011

I have one e-mail account for everything. Although I do have two e-mail addresses (one personal, one private), they both go to the same account and all e-mails come from the same address.

I also have a Gmail account, but it's basically dormant. I only set it up because I needed one to buy apps on my phone!


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 04:19
Spanish to English
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Yes Jun 12, 2011

Otherwise my business correspondence would be lost among floods of spam, as I only use free mail (Yahoo, Gmail, etc).

For example, I have one email address I only use for proz/kudoz queries. I look at this when I have time, which is not regularly. I also have one which I mainly use when registering software etc, which doesn't get too much spam. I have another for pub quiz related items and general jokey stuff that friends send from time to time, and a gmail account which I use as
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Otherwise my business correspondence would be lost among floods of spam, as I only use free mail (Yahoo, Gmail, etc).

For example, I have one email address I only use for proz/kudoz queries. I look at this when I have time, which is not regularly. I also have one which I mainly use when registering software etc, which doesn't get too much spam. I have another for pub quiz related items and general jokey stuff that friends send from time to time, and a gmail account which I use as backup when Yahoo is on the blink. I also have a few others....

The address I use for my "business" purposes is also a freeby, from Yahoo, and it doesn't get a lot of spam either, so I must be doing something right. The only snag is that clients with excessive security tend to have systems that automatically reject anything that looks like spam, but forewarned is forearmed.

I also recently discovered I have more than one facebook account, one which I didn't even remember opening...

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 04:19
Member (2009)
English to German
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Yes Jun 12, 2011

neilmac wrote:

Otherwise my business correspondence would be lost among floods of spam, as I only use free mail (Yahoo, Gmail, etc).



I have one email address for business only, although very urgent personal emails from 2 or 3 special friends are allowed. There are 3 or 4 (or maybe more) email addresses I can use for other correspondence.

Btw Neil - Happy (belated) Birthday.


 

José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 23:19
English to Portuguese
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In memoriam
Only for the first contact Jun 12, 2011

My web site hosting package includes 10 e-mail addresses, from which I use only one as my first-contact address. Since it is published on my web site, it gets a ton of spam from robots scavenging the web. The service is rather lame, so I open it on webmail (I could use POP3, but I don't), bulk-delete all spam, and redirect (one great feature available there) the worthy messages to my main e-mail address, from where I'll reply.

My main e-mail address is a premium service IMAP, no vol
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My web site hosting package includes 10 e-mail addresses, from which I use only one as my first-contact address. Since it is published on my web site, it gets a ton of spam from robots scavenging the web. The service is rather lame, so I open it on webmail (I could use POP3, but I don't), bulk-delete all spam, and redirect (one great feature available there) the worthy messages to my main e-mail address, from where I'll reply.

My main e-mail address is a premium service IMAP, no volume limit. Amazingly efficient and effective intelligent antispam and antivirus resources. Quite inexpensive, some USD 7/month, yet there is no objection to me receiving terabyte-size attachments there. Messages are automatically deleted on their anniversary; for some USD 20/month I could keep them forever, however I prefer the other way.

I have yet a third address - it was once my main e-mail address - for about half a dozen Yahoogroups lists I subscribe to.

Though I use a lot of freeware - some excellent video-related programs are so - for some reason I've never trusted free e-mail services.
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Veronica Lupascu  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 04:19
Dutch to Romanian
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Yes Jun 12, 2011

I have 2 email accounts (my own domain) that I use for business purposes. One of them is made public on my website and on online profiles like my proz profile. If people contact me via that email, I answer them from the personalized veronica.lupascu email. This is mostly for spam protection reasons.

I also have 2 personal emails, one in yahoo and one in gmail. I use the yahoo one only for registering on websites and it is generally full of spam. I don't open it too often. The gmail
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I have 2 email accounts (my own domain) that I use for business purposes. One of them is made public on my website and on online profiles like my proz profile. If people contact me via that email, I answer them from the personalized veronica.lupascu email. This is mostly for spam protection reasons.

I also have 2 personal emails, one in yahoo and one in gmail. I use the yahoo one only for registering on websites and it is generally full of spam. I don't open it too often. The gmail account is for my friends and family, for facebook and proz. I made separate folders for each category, so they don't get messed up.

I think having a domain name for your business email accounts is very important. This was the main reason I bought my domain name.
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Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 22:19
Member (2009)
French to English
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no Jun 13, 2011

i have one main address I use for work etc...another email address I also give out for clients, but it's mainly a CC address (gmail) and a yahoo address that is mainly for Paypal, online purchases etc.

 

Viola Briatkova
Slovakia
Local time: 04:19
Slovak to English
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Gmail is perfect choice Jun 13, 2011

I used to have paid email, provided by my Internet provider. I never had so much spam like here.
I got daily around 50 emails and only 2-3 were related to me.
I switched to gmail/hotmail and my problem with spam completely disappear.
One thinks that if you pay for email, it should be good one and spam-free.
apparently not.
and another small joke: all my friends/business contacts who have this provider always complain that they are not getting emails in time, that th
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I used to have paid email, provided by my Internet provider. I never had so much spam like here.
I got daily around 50 emails and only 2-3 were related to me.
I switched to gmail/hotmail and my problem with spam completely disappear.
One thinks that if you pay for email, it should be good one and spam-free.
apparently not.
and another small joke: all my friends/business contacts who have this provider always complain that they are not getting emails in time, that they are losing emails..
I can only recommend gmail/hotmail/yahoo
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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:19
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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No - I want to make it easy for people to find me Jun 14, 2011

I think it confuses people to give out more than one e-mail address.

 


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