RE: Strategies for handling multiple e-mail systems and accounts?

Subject: RE: Strategies for handling multiple e-mail systems and accounts?
From: "Ed" <hamonwry12 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "'McLauchlan, Kevin'" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 12:13:09 -0400

I simply add each account to Outlook. I only send/receive personal email
through these accounts, and try to keep them separate from the work account
as much as possible. I've had up to five accounts at a time, including a
hotmail account, running through outlook.

I have also changed all of my accounts to IMAP, so I can view them anywhere,
anytime, including occasionally through a web client or mobile phone. It
makes maintenance a bit more labor-intensive, as I have to explicitly go to
the spam folder and delete, but I have each account set to automatically
purge deleted messages when I switch mailboxes.

Hope this helps,
-=Ed.

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> All,
>
> I've always had a main e-mail account or two via ISP,
> that I downloaded (POP rather than IMAP), and perhaps the
> odd Gmail account that I never downloaded.
>
> I understand that some of you manage vast empires of
> e-mail, with multiple accounts at various providers,
> for various purposes, and a new gmail account every
> time you visit a new website that wants a login.
>
> Since both the wife and I are looking at biz ventures,
> we expect we'll soon be dealing with all sorts of mail,
> and want all sorts of accounts in order to handle the influx.
>
> How do y'all deal with the demands of managing a plethora
> of accounts and sources of mail, some personal, some
> related to this biz, others related to that biz, etc.?
>
> Do you keep your entire e-mail life online (in the clutches
> of Google for example)? Do you use local reader software
> like Thunderbird, Evolution, etc., to bring it home and
> keep your own backups?
>
> What is your strategy for quickly jumping from one account
> or provider to another, from your desktop, and not have
> it all blur?
>
> Can most mail readers be configured to poll multiple providers
> from multiple profiles/identities and download the incoming
> to separate inboxes that are also seprate file/directory
> structures?
>
> Or does one open a new instance of a program for each identity
> that one wants to manage? (I'll launch T-bird to be private-me
> and handle my private-from-my-ISP account; I'll launch
> Evolution to be me-as-owner-of-TechWrite Services; I'll launch
> XYZ program to be me-as-volunteer-web-contact-for-charity-W...)
>
> I really hate just doing what seems obvious or seems to work,
> and then discovering that I must undo/untangle a big mess
> before I can re-do it properly. If I advise the wife wrongly
> as well... the consequences could be grisly.
>
> If this seems too OT, please contact me directly.
>
> Thanks,
>
> - Kevin
>
>
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