Re: Corporate email for list accounts

Subject: Re: Corporate email for list accounts
From: Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- sun -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 05:06:10 +1100

David Neeley wrote:
> What is the benefit of using a corporate email account for subscribing to a
> list like TECHWR-L?
> To me, there are some posts that I find extremely helpful, with links and
> such that I want to preserve. Wouldn't it be more practical to use a free
> Webmail account such as this one (Gmail) or Yahoo! Mail for lists?
> Since access to these accounts is through web browser, obviously you don't
> need your regular mail client involved--and you keep a fairly high-traffic
> list off your corporate email system. Another benefit, I think, is that when
> you change employers you don't worry about changing your account info. Plus,
> of course, you can access it from anywhere.

Not that I don't love y'all and find these
discussions entertaining reading, but frankly,
the main reason I'm on tech writing aliases is
for work purposes, not personal entertainment,
so I prefer to read them on my work alias on
work time. Also, often I see posts that are not
only helpful to me but are potentially helpful
to other people in my department. I prefer to
forward those messages from my work address
rather than a personal address.

Finally, I suspect that being a full-time employee
rather than a contractor might make a difference
in this decision.

-- Janice

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