(Closed) Just changed my email address…

posted 8 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
    Member
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    Hes a keeper ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    Member
    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
    Member
    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
    Member
    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
    Member
    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
    Member
    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
    Member
    9056 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
    Member
    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 Mother-In-Law emails to stress me out unless I’m ready to check for them in my old account (I know, shame on me).

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    18643 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
    Member
    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:

    settings

    >accounts and imports

    >>Check mail using POP3.

     

    Works like a charm!

    Post # 13
    Member
    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
    Member
    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
    Member
    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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