How many email accounts do you have in your main Outlook profile?

How many email accounts are in your main Outlook profile?

  • I have just 1 email account

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • I have 1 account in a profile, but several profiles

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2 email accounts in my profile

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3 email accounts in my profile

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • 4 email accounts in my profile

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • 5 email accounts in my profile

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • between 6 and 10

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • between 10 and 15

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • between 15 and 20

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • more than 20 email accounts in my profile

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    6
  • Poll closed .
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#3
This time around we want to know how many accounts you have in your main Outlook profile.





Your email said . "Wow. If I have that many, I wouldn’t get anything done but check mail".




doesn't that depend on


  1. How much traffic you get

  2. how much relevant traffic you get

  3. how you manage it.





I think your poll should also have correlated the number of accounts with whether they are through Exchange or not for more significant results.




I have six accounts each referring to different areas of my business. I manage them all through Outlook 2007 and filter them by account in my inbox. It is a very effective way of concentrating on one aspect of my work at a time.




In the morning, I check each account reply to those that need a reply and task those that are requests for work.




I do the same in my task list and then start working through my tasks.




The only time I write or respond to email during the day is if I am working with a particular client. I do not let emails or phone calls get in the way of work. That is why I have inboxes and voice mail.




Maybe we should look at how and why people use their accounts and the efficiency of their system.
 
#5
This time around we want to know how many accounts you have in your main Outlook profile.





My "main Outlook profile" is at work, for which I have only one account. My employer does not allow access to any external email.




At home, my Outlook supports three primary email accounts.
 

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#6
Your email said . "Wow. If I have that many, I wouldn’t get anything done but check mail".

doesn't that depend on
  1. How much traffic you get
  2. how much relevant traffic you get
  3. how you manage it.
I used to have 8+ POP3/IMAP accounts but years ago I came to the conclusion that it was too much hassle - especially when I needed to set the accounts up on a new computer. (I was actively beta testing Windows back then.) This was before search folders - I either had to dump everything in one inbox or filter to folders, then look in a long list of folders for new mail.

I wanted my life back and embraced KISS principles - I forwarded everything to one address. I now have 4 mailboxes I use regularly - 2 business (Exchange), 1 personal (gmail), 1 for posting in forums (msn). I have send as permission on another 6 or so addresses on Exchange - mail to these addresses is forwarded to me and if i forget to change the From address, oh well. It's not like my addresses aren't easily found on the internet. :)

I used to have the two business addresses in one exchange account and always replied from one address, but recently split them into 2 mailboxes since outlook 2010 supports 2 exchange server accounts. One is in Ex2010, one in Ex2007.
 
#7
I'd note that some of the 21 accounts I currently have defined are because Outlook doesn't let me send from an arbitrary ID (yes, I know about "Show From", but that sends with "on behalf of..."). Given that I can create dummy accounts to send from, this is a silly restriction.
 
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