Did you change your email address after your wedding?

posted 1 week ago in Technology
  • poll: Did you (or do you plan to) change your email address(es)?

    Yes

    No

    Yes, but not all

  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee

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    @trisarah:  I didn’t change it until I was applying for jobs, that wayit wasn’t confusing to anyone looking at my resume. Otherwise, I didn’t see the big deal. I got divorced last year and haven’t changed it from my married name – it’s just too much work (haha). 

    Post # 3
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    Blushing bee

    I changed both my personal and work emails after I got married. 

    I still technically have access to my old personal email, but I probably only check it a few times a month. I have mostly left it to filter out a lot of marketing emails.

    Post # 4
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    72 posts
    Worker bee

    No, I tried, but I had so many things coming to my old e-mail address I ended up just keeping it

    Post # 5
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    709 posts
    Busy bee

    I changed my work email and the IT Dept had the old one continue to resolve to the new one — it may still, not sure.  But, I added a tag line to my signature block in red italics or something that directed people to note the name change — left that in place until I was sure everyone was used to the change. 

    I may not have bothered to change my personal address, except that it contained my former husband’s last name, so….yeah. 😀 I did keep the old one though as it’s tied to so many things, so now it’s a great landing spot for junk mail.  I only transitioned friends/family over to the new one and local businesses that I was confident wouldn’t sell it to some mailing list.  Amazon, for example, has my new name but still my old email. 

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2020

    I made a new Gmail for my new name and changed my work email, but I still kept (and use) my old emails and just have them forward to my new one so I have 1 inbox. 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee

    Yes I did. Just had everything from my old email forwarded to my new email. It was easy.

    I had a super common name before and would get spammed soooo much or people emailing me by mistake, I was happy to change it.

    Post # 8
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    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I got a new one before the wedding for wedding-related stuff… never used it! My personal email didn’t have my maiden name in it so I still use that. My work email did change I think, but I started at a new company a year after so that has always had my married name. So, I guess not?

    Post # 9
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    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2019

    I did change my main one. My old one had ended up getting a lot of spam so I was ready to change it anyway. 

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I changed my work email address. My personal email still had my maiden name and it had been 4 years now.

     

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee

    I changed my name when I got married but did not change my email address that’s linked to my maiden name. Couldn’t be bothered. It’s been 4 years and hasn’t caused any issues so I will prob just keep it as is forever. 

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    My work email was changed and merged with my previous address. I did create a new account with my new last name, partially because my married name is much easier to spell than my maiden name and also because I didn’t want there to be confusion. I kept my old account though and still use it for signing up for various websites that I know will result in a lot of spam mail. 

    Post # 13
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    2806 posts
    Sugar bee

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    @trisarah:  I did, but partly because my old email address was a corny one I made as a teenager. Think something like milkywaygirl123 type thing. My new email address is first name.last name. I had a separate one for work resumes that I had rarely used with my maiden name, and I just didn’t maintain it because I’d only used it for one job for a few emails. 

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yes. You can just set up most email to forward to a new address.

    Post # 15
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    Newbee

    I kept my prior Gmail address but changed the name associated with it, so the sender’s name is my married name but the actual address is my maiden name. Seemed easier than trying to come up with a new Gmail address that no one else has used. 

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