Re: [Dialog] Newbie
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- Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 02:40:27 +0100
On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 22:19:22 GMT, Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
Maybe. What IS the purpose of identities? Why would I want to receive
e-mails from multiple accounts separately (it's kind of like having 3
mailboxes outside my house in which I live alone).
Well, if you don't use multiple email IDs for different purposes, there
is no reason. I, on the other hand, have separate email IDs for numerous
reasons - family personal, other friends and acquaintances, several for
email lists, semi-throwaways for online registrations, several for
webmaster accounts, etc - and I prefer not to have all that mail mixed
up in just one Inbox and Sent box, which would be a sort/search
nightmare after awhile.
I didn't like it either, which is why I made rules in Outlook to sort my
messages as I wanted them.
Thunderbird handles it nicely.
If you only have one Inbox, why have multiple addresses in the first
place? Chances are that you would be replying from that one main ID
Yes, I generally do. There are only a couple of instances in which I need
to use other accounts to send mail. In any case, one of the reasons for
multiple e-mail accounts is because some of my associations have an
automated mailer through which I receive notifications and it only sends to
an email I have at that association. However, people from that association
usually send messages to me on my personal mail, but even that is not
always the case. There's been a change recently in that association, where
my mail was changed from something like
ab76254@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx to something which can be more
easily remembered by humans so now some use this new email address (which
is just an alias of the old one), and some use my personal address. So my
messages are all jumbled up to begin with.
By using rules I could place my emails wherever I wanted immediately upon
reception and a couple of months ago I managed to bring order to the
overall chaos. My Inbox in Outlook now contains only special messages (such
as notification messages I receive when I join an internet Forum, for
example), or messages from my friends outside of work/college/etc. I either
move those to a different folder upon reception, or I delete them
immediately, depending on what I want with them.
What can I say; despite the disorganization of my environment, I want and
(eventually) manage to stay organized. But for that I need proper software
"Let's see what's out there. Engage."
Jean Luc Picard, Star Trek: TNG, Encounter at Farpoint
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