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throw away email (by 6x6 [TN]) Mar 27, 2024 7:34 PM
       throw away email (by WMH [NC]) Mar 27, 2024 7:55 PM
       throw away email (by OREO [WI]) Mar 27, 2024 8:37 PM
       throw away email (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Mar 27, 2024 9:18 PM
       throw away email (by don [PA]) Mar 27, 2024 11:09 PM
       throw away email (by 6x6 [TN]) Mar 28, 2024 11:01 PM

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throw away email (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Mar 27, 2024 7:34 PM

Some of you have mentioned before about having and using a throw away email.

What exactly does that mean?

How do you actually make use of it?

Do you just make one up for one time use and then somehow do away with it?

Is it an email that you keep but rarely check?

Do you only give it out for certain occasions or people?

Do you use it when trying to fill a vacancy and otherwise ignore it?

I am trying to get the details in my head as to how you do this and why.

Thank you for your time.


throw away email (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Mar 27, 2024 7:55 PM

All of the above! I have a dozen emails maybe more. I forward the ones I care about to my main address. The rest I check when I remember I have them but they are just filled with spam - or empty! Some still have just the "welcome" email.

throw away email (by OREO [WI]) Posted on: Mar 27, 2024 8:37 PM

6X: I have 3 emails. One is my main that I check every morning and throughout the day. That is how I communicate with my tenants when they have a concern or need service that is not an emergency.

The 2nd is only used when I'm advertising a property for rent. It's a google email with a google voice number attached to it. I keep the ringer off so I'm not distracted. Once I've filled the vacancy, I give the new tenant my main email and cell number.

I also use the same google email when vetting contractors for projects. Once I put the word out, I get constant calls and follow ups. I let them go to voicemail. Once I've hired contractors, we usually email here. Once the project is finished, I keep the name for future work.

The third email is for junk mail I almost never check. Sometimes when you sign up for something, you can never get rid of it even if you unsubscribe. That is what I use this email for. If I find something I want to keep, I forward it to my main email. --75.11.xx.xx

throw away email (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Mar 27, 2024 9:18 PM

And another type is Disposable Addresses. It's an email address that you create at a disposable address website that will forward email to an address you specify for a specified amount of time.

So you go to a website that you never want to receive email from but you know that giving them your email will put you on a list so you give a disposable address like and that address will forward what it receives to you for the time you allow, then it disappears.

throw away email (by don [PA]) Posted on: Mar 27, 2024 11:09 PM

My main email is my name so one reason to have others is that I may not want people to know my name. I also use my secondary emails for store promotions that I may have some interest in but I don't want clogging up my main email feed; these stores will send you several emails every day! Another secondary email would be one with a specialized name like "cityxyzhome rentals" that I use for a specific purpose.

throw away email (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Mar 28, 2024 11:01 PM

Thank you everyone.

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