How many E-mail Accounts are Needed?
February 28, 2008
I was reading Robert Scobels post on Switching to G-mail, and it made me think of all the e-mail accounts I have. Most people have an e-mail account in general that they check their e-mail on a regular basis. As well as a school e-mail address, or an e-mail address for work. I think it is easiest just to have the one e-mail address. That way you dont have to be checking so many e-mail accounts on a regular basis. But its hard not too accumulate a few e-mail addresses over the years.I first started of with an e-mail account on hotmail, but got quickly sick of the address and than graduated to a new address. Than I made an account with Yahoo and use to play games on my yahoo account in highschool, but haven’t bothered with that e-mail account in ages. As well as having my upei e-mail address, and my new g-mail address I made for viewing the feed reader for this course. It is very hard not to have a few addresses.
Its interesting how some people buy and sell e-mail addresses. Nokia N96 email address sells for $660 on ebay. Some people make a living of of this as people want the best e-mail addresses. A Nintendo Wii e-mail address sold for $385 on ebay.
I did not realize how big this market is until doing some research. I have came across web-sites that actually sell e-mail accounts to people. I think it is crazy how people actually buy e-mail accounts.I found out some different web-sites that you can create free e-mail accounts besides the typical ones such as: Hushmail, Inbox.com, and Bluebottle. I have really started to like g-mail, but I I still like Hotmail more. I find that Hotmail is very easy to use and navigate. But g-mail has more services provided when you create an e-mail account. I also really like how there is the feed reader on g-mail.
I think web-sites like Hotmail have captured a large portion of the e-mail market. A lot of companies probably find it hard to compete with Hotmail – as they have many users. But many people have numerous e-mail accounts with different web-sites.