(Closed) Just changed my email address…

posted 7 years ago in Technology
  • poll: Did you change your email address after getting married? (multi-vote for multiple e-addresses)
    No - because my old email address still accurately reflects my name : (2 votes)
    4 %
    No - because I chose not to/ never got around to it : (8 votes)
    18 %
    Not yet, but I will in the future : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Sort of - I actually changed it before the wedding : (12 votes)
    27 %
    Yes - I changed it within one week of the wedding : (8 votes)
    18 %
    Yes - I changed it within one month of the wedding : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Yes - I changed it within six months of the wedding : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Yes - I changed it within one year of the wedding : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Yes - I changed it eventually : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    Hes a keeper ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Oh man, what a hassle!  I worry about changing my email too…I really should start using my gmail account more, but I have everything set up through my university email account and that is so convenient. On the other hand, you have an awesome husband!

    Post # 5
    5399 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You are encouraging me to finally get my gmail more organized, lol!  As far as changing my e-mail address, I actually snagged a new one before I was married so someone wouldn’t steal my name since someone has already stole [email protected] from me!

    Like you, I still have my old one active to search it, but I really need to get more organized with my new one like you!

    P.S. Your man is a totaly keeper, and that’s the least he can do since you have to go through all that hassle to take on his last name, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 6
    1222 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    What a process, I’m sorry! But you do have an awesome husband!

    I JUST got a new e-mail address this evening. I already emailed everyone to let them know; but I will still keep the old one active because I don’t feel like dealing w/ a headache like you did.

    Post # 7
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I tried to change mine, and I reserved the best e-mail addy I could, but my new name is so popular, I don’t care for the new address.  So I have my old account, and older account, several other SUPER old accounts, my new account, and our joint account.  And they are all different suffixes and different prefixes.  I don’t tend to use the same prefixes/handles twice which I guess I should start doing now that the internet is used for everything.  Although someone has already stolen even this one from me, so I guess I need to come up with a new one, LOL.

    Post # 8
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I”m planning on keeping my old email with my maiden name. It just seems like too much of a hassle to change it, especially since it’s my log in for a bunch of different sites. 

    Post # 9
    9057 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’ve “reserved” a version of my new name for my email but haven’t started using it yet.  Because I married into a very common last name, it was hard to get a version without being like, [email protected]

    Post # 10
    165 posts
    Blushing bee

    Couldn’t tell you when I changed it, but it actually turned out to be a way to simplify my email.  I’d had my old address for a long time so pretty much everyone I’d ever met, done business with, or purchased online had that address.  My new account was a way to eliminate spam and reduce the email I gad to go through everyday, a VIP account if you will.  If you don’t need to get/respond to their email immediately, you don’t give them the new email address.  I check the old one once or twice a week and it’s made things so much simpler!  No MIL emails to stress me out unless I’m ready to check for them in my old account (I know, shame on me).

    Post # 11
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Thankfully mine wasn’t that complicated.  I didn’t have a ton of old emails back then.  I’m using Labels and Labs a lot more now in my new gmail account!

    I did have to go with a different variation on my new email though, since I have a more common last name now.

    Post # 12
    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    HI!!  I have two gmail accounts, and I went from my old one [email protected] to [email protected], and I was going through the same thing, and Now I have my new account check my old account by going to:


    >accounts and imports

    >>Check mail using POP3.


    Works like a charm!

    Post # 13
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m making a new one, but will have the old one forwarded to my new address, too, since i’m sure people will forget!

    Post # 14
    3004 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I had an old email that I used all throughout HS but when I started wedding planning I wanted something that sounded a lot more professional and since I never checked the old email (I had wayy to many junk mail issues too) it seemed fitting. My new one was me 

    first[email protected]

    Post # 16
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    So I just tried to see if my married name is available with gmail.  um no, I’m marrying a common lastname…think soup.

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