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Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Silas Woodruff, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Silas Woodruff

    Silas Woodruff

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    Hi there, I'm here to talk a little about my adventures using my email to make different forum and game accounts.

    I've got at least 25 different sites/games accounts over 5 different email addresses

    How did it get to this ridiculous number?
    Well like everyone else I used to be young, and somewhere between the age of 9 and 11 years, 9 being the age I got internet access, I've made lots of accounts on sites I really didn't need to and useless email accounts to boot, if I had only one at least it would had been all junk in one place.

    2 years later at the age of 14 I've already started to feel I've made too much junk accounts, but didn't give it too much thought, I've updated stronger passwords with 2 numbers and 9 letters, albeit still the same password for everything, to all accounts in use at that time, definitively an update over using the password 123034 for everything :laugh:, the first password my dad put on my PC :cool:.

    At the age of 16, once again the thought of junk email accounts was upon me and new reinforced password were devised, this time, proper password consisting of random numbers, letters and symbols, which are written in a notebook so I don't forget them, some important accounts were updated I've decided it was enough.

    At 18 I've updated password on remaining accounts, well those that I could still remember, as most were no longer in use for well, a long time, I've forgotten about them.

    Why all the password updates, why don't you delete your accounts?
    Because most sites don't offer you the choice of deleting your own account and some that do, require you to go trough lengthy support tickets.

    Now I've become rather paranoid about all the stupid times I've used my email address,


    Why did I need:

    4 kongregate accounts, stupid me, who need 4 accounts for the same site?
    2 armorgames accounts, and here I go again.
    Newground account, sight*, account I can't delete just for one game I barely played
    Forge of Empires account... probably a lapse in judgement, wasn't worth my time
    Battle.net account, again a whole account for one stupid game I've barely played
    GamersGate account, wanted to buy a game but it was very hard, Steam to the rescue
    Uplay account, a game required it, one game... sight* should had just used Steam
    Origin account, probably another game, can't even remember why I made it
    Newegg account, for fucks sake, they can't even deliver where I live, what was in my head?
    Pr0n account...........What idiot makes a porn account when porn is free to view!?, this idiot.
    and other accounts

    From all those over 25 sites/games I probably only need 3. Google, Steam and one for my mmo, which is worth it because I'm playing, will probably regret it in the future when I get bored or it fails.

    If anyone is interested my original email account used to get over 500 emails monthly :laugh:

    So from all this I've learned to make an account only if I really need it and if there are no more popular alternatives.

    -Steam replaces anything of the likes like Origin, Uplay or GamersGate.
    -1 Kongregate or Armorgames account would had been enough, although, even that is up to debate as playing their games does not need account.
    -Accounts for any kind of MMO,FPS or the like, most likely useless, that thing will die out or you will get bored eventually.
    -If you can see it for free, give it a good thought before making an account, not referring only to pr0n here, I'm sure some of you watch free movies, and some sites that offer those movies give you the option to make an account, and for those that require you to make an account to watch, I'm recommending you to avoid them.

    Well that's it, I've learned from my mistakes a lot, hope you do also.
     
  2. CAPSLOCKSTUCK

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    I have 3 email accounts.

    1. my cool one which is just my name and i use for important stuff.
    2. Hotmail one for the taxman, social security etc.
    3. Yahoo to which all the marketing and bullshit goes. (i.e. when i open an account anywhere.)
     
  3. alucasa

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    I got 3 e-mail accounts.

    One is for business-only.
    2nd one is for personal.
    3rd is a garbage can - I use it when I happen to register at sites I know I won't be coming back.

    Actually, my TPU e-mail is the 3rd one.... ;)
     
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    I have several accounts of my own for various reasons

    1) First email account I ever made, and it now my junk-mail account. Use it to register almost anywhere with fake information to boot, exceptions are online ordering.
    2) More personal account. Any place I deem necessary to have my real information. (Gov sites, taxes, banking info, etc)
    3) I had a mandatory school email, which I think is deactivated by now.
    4) Job listing account. Important to know when they actually want to meet in person, but so much junk mail as well. I only use it when looking for jobs.
    5) I also have a gmail account that I haven't used much yet. Thinking of making it another personal account to keep all my contact info.
     
  5. Ahhzz

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    I've got several Gmail accounts, altho my gaming one uses a small bug/exploit/feature in the way google handles the "+" symbol. I have a gaming account that has "+poe" for path of exile, "+mech" for mechwarrior. All those email come into my single primary games account, and are labeled/sorted into folders when they arrive.
    Then I have my personal ISP account, and a primary Gmail account for "other" stuff like Google Voice (which is finally getting an update!!) that I've had forever, and a google "Throwaway" account. Somewhere out there are a couple of old yahoo accounts, but I haven't logged in those for years, and they had an old password I haven't used for just as long, so I don't care about them.
    So... probably 15 accounts total? Plus my business account.... *sigh* there's always one more....
     
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    • "Sacred" Gmail account for my phone (I rarely give that out and get virtually no junk, though I get email for someone of the same name in the UK, lol)
    • Yahoo account 1 for all my junk, when I sign up or order something online, I have over 140,000 unread emails in that account. I opened it in 1999
    • Yahoo account 2 for all my eBay buying selling
    • Yahoo account 3 for Craigslist buying and selling
    • Yahoo account 4 for when I was online dating
    • Hotmail account for some business and some junk (LinkedIn and Facebook notifications go there)
     
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  7. Dethroy

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    2 Gmail accounts plus heavy use of the "+" alias function. Makes it much easier to organize your inbox, and it'll tell you if a site that you suscribed to gave your e-mail address away to third parties, in which case you could easily block the spam sent to said alias via filters.
     
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  8. Ahhzz

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    I have come across a couple of game sites which don't recognize the "+" symbol, which is annoying. But when it works, it's a wonderful saver for me. I hate outlook, but use it at work for keeping up with changes for supporting my users. So, being able to check all my game email in one screen is nice :)


    I always wonder at people who still use the "old-school" email services like hotmail and yahoo, or even aol... I guess I can't stand going to a page with all the "stuff" on a typical yahoo page... I like the cleaner look of a gmail account :) Call me elitist!! heheh
     
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    this is just some of my Gmail account...o_O not counting ones i lost from the 90's and later. emails are like ex-girlfriends, they only perform a useful function a few times, then, you forget about them ;)....and YES the hello kitty icon belongs to my main Email. And what?
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Sasqui

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    Agree, Yahoo is like a crappy hillbilly single family (20 person) yard sale. No wonder they've gone to shit! Hotmail is shit too, the interface is almost as bad as Yahoo.

    They all were created years ago, too much work to unlink them, though I'd like to.
     
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    I discovered something that, for some ridiculous reason, tickles the hell outta me. You can set that logo for your account? To an animated gif...

    claps.gif
     
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    • 1996 Yahoo Original here buddy! It's my junk email now. With the looming sale and splitting of Yahoo's resources between Verizon and other buyers, I'm curious how the email service will fare.
    • I have my Gmail account as my "main" personal email. Was one of the original invitees before GMail was publicly available to all.
    • I have my Hotmail account as a spare....unless it got deactivated from not being used.
    • I have my school O365 account that I use for professional and also forward to my Gmail.
    • I have my work email, which is well for work lol.
    • I have another couple service emails for Charter and what-not that I never use.
    :toast:
     
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    I have one real e-mail account, but use Sneakemail to anonymize my e-mail address for every account that I have. I probably have over 200 different anonymous e-mail addresses that all get forwarded to my real e-mail address. That way, if I get too much spam on any e-mail address, I can simply log into the account, provide a different e-mail address, and delete the e-mail address that is getting spammed. Saves a ton of inbox clutter. ;)
     
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    LOL, I forgot about that one. Office 365 and they've finally made a mobile friendly interface for Android (After 6 years!)
     
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    Kursah Moderator Staff Member

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    My work is still on Exchange 2010, but we're an Microsoft Office 365/EOP service provider so hopefully one day we'll migrate! I use my Gmail app to access my Exchange email, works great!

    Though I do like O365's OWA interface vs 2010's...BY FAR. :D
     
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    Yep, and I love it!
     
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    - Personal Gmail from back when you got invited
    - TPU gmail
    - Youtube Gmail
    - Crap gmail
    - Crap Hotmail
    - Personal/professional Outlook.com
    - Wordpress/for when I finally get creative which I totally will Outlook.com
    - Work Outlook for webhost verification/Onedrive
    - Work mail

    So five I actually use. I don't get much mail though, but I'm setup for serious interaction should the day come.
     
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    3 Different Hotmail accounts :)
    A Gmail only cause i have Android phones

    if i need throw away email addressess not a problem
     
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    8 for me

    1 gmail for my phone and regular mail and most of my games related registrations
    4 other Gmail for when i did play EVE Online with 5 account at the same time
    1 hotmail/live/outlook for my familly contact and some professional mailing
    2 Yahoo as ... "decoy" for shady website and spam prone "offer"
     
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    Oh really I didn't know that, i'll have to try it out
     
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    one main one gmail and one for work I have a yahoo one but that is mainly for spam and weeding out shady stuff and like @Kursah my gmail was one of the invites before anyone and everyone could have it. :)
     
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    2 accounts in hotmail, 1 account in gmail

    1. for legal stuffs, banking, college, ISP registration ID
    2. for forums, steam id, social media.
    3. gmail for linked to phones, some junk registration for one-time / rare use only, basically all junk emails
     
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    I have 3
    1x ISP for personal emails
    1x gmail for android, youtube or google services
    1x hotmail for everything else
     
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    I have one email. I don't need more. Sneakemail solves everything.
     
  25. Silas Woodruff

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    Wow, it's nice to know I'm not the alone when it comes to having multiple email accounts and getting junk on them.

    In the future, I'll probably pull the trigger and delete my other email accounts and make 3 new ones:
    -one for real life stuff
    -one for games
    -one for junk

    Either that or one email and start using Sneakemail.
     

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