GMail Accounts - How many have you got ?

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Fellow warriors,

As a novice to this IM at the moment I am shocked that I have had to create 4 different gmail accounts so far and guess there will be many more.

Is this a norm and if so how many do you experienced IM'ers have as a matter of curiosity?

Best wishes,

Pete
#accounts #gmail
  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
    We were supposed to keep count?

    I know I have over 5, but not sure how far over.
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  • I have one personal account and about 5 we use for various business purposes (posting ads, creating Google voice numbers, etc.)

    We also create one for each new client (so we can use Google Optimizer with them) that we typically have access to almost perpetually though on occasion a client will change the password once we have completed their project. If you count those we have 50-60 total accounts. If Google Optimizer accounts could be shared like Google Analytics accounts we wouldn't need to do that.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Hixson
    5 so far. I use them for creating blogger blogs for backlinking, using to sign up to various article directories that I want associated with a specific network of sites (so I can include it as part of the package if I ever sell the network off) etc
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  • Profile picture of the author Oscar D
    Interesting question,

    I have 3 gmail accounts at the moment
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    • Profile picture of the author Aitor Astobieta
      I think I have 3.....I have lost track of one of them now that I think about it....I also have 2 Yahoo! accounts..

      One of the side effects of being an email marketer: EADD (Email Attention Deficit Disorder).

      I can only keep track of 2 accounts at the most. As for the rest, I never look at them.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinP
    I have 5 gmail accounts. All used for business, promotion, link building, etc...

    Most IM peeps I know have at least a couple..often way more
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    • Profile picture of the author Kael41
      [QUOTE=JustinP;1191981..often way more [/QUOTE]

      Yup I've got a bunch
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  • Profile picture of the author waihon
    I have 4 Gmail accounts and are actively using 2 of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author la dominatrix
    27
    1 personal
    6 blogs
    20 for backlinks
    Likely to be more unfortunately
    la dominatrix
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  • Profile picture of the author testaccount9998
    I have 9 I think.

    Keep niche's separate, and one strictly for IM spam.

    I literally only use this one gmail address for signing up for IM lists.

    It averages about 2000-2200 Spam per week, and about 100 more per week that make it to the inbox. And I don't think I have even signed up for more lists than most of the people trolling this forum.


    Also: Firefox plugin Gmail Manager is a HUGE time saver: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1320

    I havent had to type in a username and pw for a gmail account in months.


    Rebtl
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Ive got more than I do fingers and toes. much more


    depending on what you do online, it can make sense to have a ton of email addresses

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  • Profile picture of the author interplay
    1 personal plus about 6 others used for niches or bookmarking
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  • Profile picture of the author corporation
    Several for business
    2 personal :rolleyes:
    0 for backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author TimKerber
    8 - but I only actively use 2 of them.


    Here's a tip:
    I have one set up as a back up to my primary account.

    So for example, if I had tim@gmail.com I also created timbackup@gmail.com

    I then have tim@gmail.com forward everything to timbackup@gmail.com just in case I ever 'lost control' over the first.


    I also regularly download my gmail using Thunderbird so >> I << have a copy of them all in case gmail ever came crashing down one day.


    Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author mikestenger
    I only have one. I do however have multiple website email addresses but have them setup to send within my single Gmail account. Awesome!

    For me, there's not a big need to have multiple Gmail accounts. The filters & labels make it extremely easy to sort your emails as to where they're coming from (to who) and allowing you to send from other email addresses is super cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhopkins
    I've got a bunch. Did not count them, but there is a spreadsheet to keep up with them.
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    Bruce

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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Henshaw
      One primary account.
      One PayPal address.
      One for notification of WSOs.
      Several linked to websites, for people who don't like to use my help desk!

      Regards,
      Jeff.
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  • Profile picture of the author dubhlinn
    5 gmail
    2 hotmail (crap)
    1 yahoo.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      I have zero gmail accounts. Still haven't seen a compelling reason to get one.
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    • Profile picture of the author zapseo
      I lost count a while back.

      Not bad, considering I didn't go to gmail until 2007 -- after yahoo mail kept putting anything -- and I mean ANYTHING with an attachment in my trash before I ever saw it. I had to ask one seller to send me my product 3 different times. Asked my sister to re-send the pictures of her kids. Very annoying.

      And stuff from aweber ended up in spam.

      And yet they still couldn't manage to get subject lines with v1@gr@ in them out of my inbox ???

      When they changed to beta -- I got so frustrated I even tried sending Jerry Yang an email telling him the programmers he was using didn't understand threaded programming.

      Nevertheless -- I DO like parts of the new yahoo mail better than Google.
      Having separate tabs with my different searches and emails in progress, etc, is very nice. I like that. I can do something similar by opening multiple tabs on the same gmail account -- but what a pain!

      Y'all should check out my free videos on how to organize your gmail accounts -- in my sig. (No, there is no upsell. I should some day, I s'pose. Just haven't gotten around to it, LOL.)

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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    A slew of them but some have fallen into the world of forgotten passwords ... oops!
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  • Profile picture of the author Clint
    I have lost count. I use so many different e-mails for some different niches that there's no way can remember them all. here's a question for you who was your very first e-mail account?

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  • Profile picture of the author zapseo
    first email account: khatt@portal.com
    sigh.
    then heart1st@best.com

    both companies went out of the ISP business, otherwise I'd still have had those accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author deeljea
    I have way too many!

    1 personal
    1 for each of my niche sites (around 30)
    15 for backlinking
    many more to come!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jays80
      Lost count after 200 or so. 98% of them i do not even bother to open!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author TheDebtEliminator
    I have 6 accounts

    One Main account

    One for PayPal

    And 4 that are tag-a-longs that get viewed one every 2-weeks

    I like their spam protection

    All the Best
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  • Profile picture of the author InternetM39482
    I've 1 main gMail account and I redirect all the mails to my other accounts to the main one!
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  • Profile picture of the author actionplanbiz
    Seems pretty Normal To me. i have about 10 Gmail accounts. open all at the same time with ThunderBird.

    Pretty convenient.. go DL it
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  • Profile picture of the author Angel Anderson
    I open one for each project
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    I only have one as I am using other email addresses like Yahoo mail.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Lim
    I personally have one gmail account for each project that I am doing.

    It is always a good habit to write it down on a piece of paper and keep somewhere safe. There are time when so many things are happening at the same time and you might just forget the email address and the password.

    Zack
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  • Profile picture of the author hotlinkz
    I have approximately 37 . I generally create one for each separate domain.

    All domain related, non-official email is handled via GMail. All official, less spammy type email is handled via the "admin email account" created in CPanel for each specific domain.
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