Janis Weber The Mouse Trap

How many Gmail addresses can I have?

It’s quite possible that you already have at least one Gmail (Google) account. If that is the case, it might be interesting to know that you are one of over 1.5 billion Gmail users throughout the world. No wonder this has become a daily tool that is quite hard to live without.

Some of you may also ask, ‘Can I have two Gmail accounts?’ to which I can happily reply “Yes.” You can create a second Gmail account, especially considering that many of us feel the need to keep work and personal lives separate. When two seems not to be enough, and you need other email accounts to separate your activities and contacts, feel free to create as many as needed. However, keep in mind that Gmail has security restrictions that impose a limit on the number of accounts verified with one phone number. You can have  up to four Gmail accounts verified with the same phone number.

The idea that having an email address dedicated to a commercial connection is wise. Instead of getting so many promotional notices of upcoming sales and events, you can keep them separate. You can easily jump from one email address inbox to another. Google has made it simple to have all your Gmail accounts accessible from one place.

You will be glad to find out that there’s no need for you to open several tabs or windows each time you log into your Gmail accounts. The Gmail tool has a feature that allows you to combine multiple Gmail accounts into a single inbox. There is also an app called Drag that can combine inboxes if that is what you want.

On the other hand, once you are logged in to Google email you have the option to have access a drop-down menu with all your addresses in the same list which makes it so convenient.

Remember that no matter how many accounts you have, keep each one of them organized. Emails carry important information, valuable details that can get lost if not accessed by the right person, at the right time. So, take good care of your inboxes.

How about using multiple email providers?
Let’s open the door to using more than one provider. If you really want to separate your forms of communication, then use Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook and AOL. There are many more like Bex, Comcast, etc.
Having all your eggs in one basket when it comes to email is risky. Consider if you are hacked. How about making sure you have a fallback? No matter what you decide, please change your password often and make it unique. I know this is a pain, but the consequences are far more inconvenient and time consuming.
May I suggest you at least have a second email for marketers and retail. Keep one private for friends and family.

Definition of the day

E-mail is full electronic mail; messages transmitted and received by digital computers through a network. An e-mail system allows computer users on a network to send text, graphics, sounds, and animated images to other users. The “at sign” (@) in the middle of an email address, separating the name of the emailer from the domain name of the hosting terminal, is now one of the most popularly used and immediately recognizable symbols in the world.

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Janis Weber, B.A., owner of Ohio Computer Training & Support, is a professional computer adjunct instructor. E-mail any specific questions or comments to JwPCtutor@Gmail.com or contact her for assistance at 419-290-3570. Private tutoring and repairs are just a phone call, text, or email away. New computers and printer issues are her specialty. Check her out on The Sylvania Advantage website, titled Computer 101.

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