Email Overload

Dilbert by Scott Adams

Addicted to Email
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How many email accounts do you have? Active email accounts, not your high school or college accounts like and And not dummy accounts so you can enter a contest or get coupons 14 times.

I have three – not counting work or school – and my wife thinks it’s a bit much. But hear me out… I have a personal account for family, friends, social networks, job hunting, etc. I have a financial account for banks, 401(k)s, ongoing bills, etc. And I have a purchases account for online purchases and misc stuff that I don’t feel is personal or financial.

I get very little spam email in any of these accounts which is nice, but I figure of the three I’m most likely to get spam in the purchases account. Which is fine because all I’m expecting in there are “thank you for signing up for an account…” and “purchase confirmation from…” Basically, not very important emails and if I do get a website that uses my information maliciously it’s not going to clog the two important accounts.

Take away: I do things in particular manners that work for me and you just wasted five minutes reading something not very worthwhile.

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