Before you give out your email address...

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by getagrip, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    Get a new one for use with anything you do related to working on the internet. Here's why:

    Most of the websites you give your email address to will probably not mis-use it, but there are some that will. For example, at one point, I received 500 SPAM emails A MONTH after I gave my email address to paid surveys companies - BAD IDEA!

    Also, even when you register a domain with PRIVATE a registration, you will still have people who will send you spam. This happens because, even they won't know what your email address is, they can still send you spam through your domain provider. If you reply to any of these messages and tell them to buzz off, they now have your email address!

    You can get a free Yahoo or Hotmail account, which are well worth having to avoid getting SPAM in your regular email account, and even if you don't get any SPAM, its nice to be able to seperate your business and personal email addresses.
     
  2. Elysium

    Elysium New Member

    I certainly agree with you there... my gosh, the amount of spam can get pretty bad pretty fast!

    I've been using a couple email addys for a while now and it's really helped me to keep things more organized between the important biz stuff and not so important.

    Same problem can arise with phone numbers too... good grief, lol.
     
  3. cherie27

    cherie27 New Member

    I also get a lot of spam every day.
    Now i separate my email addresses for different purposes.
    Previously, i thought it is better to use a email addresses for everything. Then i realised that they are a lot of spam in my mailbox every day that i need to clean up.
     
  4. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    lol - yes, I do that all the time when I want to sneak into someones website to see what it is all about - I just use what I call my test email and then every so often I go in and empty it out...[​IMG]
     
  5. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member

    getagrip: You can get a free Yahoo or Hotmail account, which are well worth having to avoid getting SPAM in your regular email account, and even if you don't get any SPAM, its nice to be able to seperate your business and personal email addresses.
    That's very practical advice.

    Occasionally you will come across a site that "forbids" the use of free email addresses and may even single out an ISP like Yahoo or Hotmail. That's because they know people use these "throw-away" email addresses as a way to combat spam.

    In some cases that's only intimidation. But in other cases, they will actually configure their scripts to reject any @yahoo or @hotmail addresses.

    Spam is a real pain in the you-know-where, and even the most secure scripts can eventually be breached. That's why, as a marketer, you should constantly be searching for improved and alternative methods to build your lists.

    It's a game of wits really.

    Hermas
     
  6. Phil Stones

    Phil Stones New Member

    you definitely need several email addresses these days for all the different areas of your life! Monitoring them can be hell!
     
  7. Singapoor

    Singapoor New Member

    Phil Stones: you definitely need several email addresses these days for all the different areas of your life! Monitoring them can be hell!
    http://www.digsby.com/?utm_campaign=new_w&utm_content=new&utm_medium=new&utm_source=n ew
    http://postbox-inc.com

    Not a personal recommendation there since I have a system that works just fine for me, but I know someone who's used either of those (I forget which in particular, just remember talking about the two on this topic) and loves how it simplifies his email life.
     
  8. VictoriaNTC

    VictoriaNTC Silver Member

    Thank you GetAGrip.

    When someone "flags" message what does that really do ?

    I always receieve unwanted email from China wholesalers.

    Cheers!
    Victoria
     
  9. kyrash

    kyrash New Member

    VictoriaNTC: I always receieve unwanted email from China wholesalers.
    Oh yeah i practically left one of my yahoo accounts for them after i got to 30,000 emails. lol
     

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