How Often Do You Check Your E-mail?

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I'm just curious on this one, because I find it's a complete nightmare to get a hold of most people.

I normally check mine probably who knows how many times every single day. I just would think IMers and work from home individuals would check it at least once a day.

For me, it takes several days to a week to hear back from most of the people I get in contact with. What about you?
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewWoodward
    My e-mail client is usually always open but I prioritise what comes in.

    If its communication about a current project/something I'm focused on that will get a quick response than anything else.

    Most IM'ers are very busy and more often than not biting off more than they can chew so while I reply to nearly every e-mail within a few days, I don't rush to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Izerman
    I look once every 2-3 hours.
    But rarely check my email on weekends.

    /Izerman
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  • Profile picture of the author cloudstrife
    On weekdays, my email client is always open so I see hem real time.
    On weekends, i check every couple of hours.
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    • Profile picture of the author Linkology
      Originally Posted by cloudstrife View Post

      On weekdays, my email client is always open so I see hem real time.
      On weekends, i check every couple of hours.
      This is the same for me as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Every second of the day. I got my emails coming to my cell phone.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    Daily. Sometimes I do miss a day or two but it's rare.


    Originally Posted by GhostWriting View Post

    For me, it takes several days to a week to hear back from most of the people I get in contact with. What about you?
    And these people work online? I always get a response
    in a day or 2 from internet marketers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Corey Geer
      Originally Posted by IM Headlines View Post

      Daily. Sometimes I do miss a day or two but it's rare.




      And these people work online? I always get a response
      in a day or 2 from internet marketers.
      I guess I've just been unlucky then. For the most part, it takes a long time for me to get a response back from most people.
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  • Profile picture of the author kencart
    I check mine on the go on my smart phone such that whenever I get a new email i receive it on my cell phone when am not on my computer. Overall I check my email several times during the day.
    I am an IMer and I have to sift through 50 to 80 emails per day and as such sometimes I may not go through email I personally consider not important to me and as such I might respond to such email 1 or 2 days after it has arrived in my inbox.
    From my own point of view, I check email regularly based on how important the email is to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author CsabaSzücs
    I check my inbox several times during a day.

    When I was working for one of my former employer and sat all day in front of the PC I used the 2 minutes rule, which means I replied within 2 minutes to each email.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave3110
    My email is on my iphone and I live on there, so about once every 15 minutes!
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  • Profile picture of the author bkdubs
    every couple minutes whenever I am close to a computer or my phone
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  • Profile picture of the author PureQuality
    checking my emails all the time 24/7
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  • Profile picture of the author PureQuality
    main reason i check it 24/7 because its set up on my iphone
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    My email comes to my cell phone. If it's a client I try to answer quickly. My personal email I answer once or twice a day.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    I would say once every 2-3 hours...

    Ut time to to check it again
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    And this has ???? to do with making money online?

    Or maybe I'm in the wrong forum?
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  • 3-4 times minimum a day. There are some days when I open my mail account 10-15 times also. Those days are when some clients wants to interview me or wants to send me a project.
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    Every day... A couple times, but it doesn't seem to help..



    (A pic of my main e-mail lol)

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  • Profile picture of the author Paulme
    Banned
    Real time.Always.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joel Young
    My email checks itself every 10 minutes, and alerts me. When I'm not at the computer my mobile alerts me to priority email.
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  • Profile picture of the author KabirC
    Whenever I get a notification of a new email.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich E Rich
    Only when i need to. but i usually always check it in the morning just to get it out of the way
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  • Profile picture of the author Wasister
    Several times per day
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    • Profile picture of the author Bokva
      My mail client is set to check for mail every 10 minutes and alert me with icon in my taskbar.
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  • Profile picture of the author retsced
    10am - 3pm - 10pm
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  • Profile picture of the author therichb
    Still checking them

    They never stop coming, LOL.... I am all flooded with a lot of emails on daily basis.... Yes its true by nighttime, it goes down in number, hehe...

    Calling myself addicted to email reading is a good name
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoDemon
    I USE GMAIL. and it's always opened in my browser and since i'm 24/7 online then it's open 24/7, i can't miss an email from clients,
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
      I check it before I start and when I finish work.
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  • Profile picture of the author superpayouts
    I usually check at least twice per day. I check first thing when I wake up to answer the previous day's emails at the least. If I am home throughout the day I will periodically check 2-3 more times and then before I go to bed.
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  • Profile picture of the author koolphoto
    I have a smart phone. I look at the titles a few times a day. I read my emails once a day. I only answer what is important. I ignore everything else.


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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    My outlook is on 24/7 so checking an email is actually all the time...
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    • Profile picture of the author lerxtjr
      Are we misreading your post? Are you really saying..."I keep emailing web marketers but why don't they don't respond to me?"

      My first response to you is "because emails from people we don't know throwing joint venture offers at is every other day are easily ignored.

      It's not that we don't check our emails frequently, it's that we are very quick at selecting emails to read and ignoring the other 95% within miliseconds.
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  • Profile picture of the author hazyl lee
    I check my email every 2-3 hours on weekdays. Weekend it depends on whether I am in holiday or not, if not I will check every 2-3hours too
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  • Profile picture of the author koppster
    three or 4 times a day way too much
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackson Tan
    whenever i remember i check my email. usually at least once a day..
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  • Profile picture of the author birdie28a
    Gosh I check it way too much I think checking email is what most online marketers have trouble with.
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  • Profile picture of the author bradstern
    2 or 3 times a day. If I check them as soon as they come in, it will sure be a productivity killer.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialsite
    I checked my e-mail several times per day. But as you mentioned I am also a Internet marketer so that means I probably check my e-mail way more often than most people do. Plus I also check my e-mail to see if I have any orders pending on gig sites that I work on. I would say that if someone is not checking their e-mail and getting back to you then they probably are not a Internet marketer kind of person like we are. Otherwise they would see their e-mails every day for sure unless your e-mails are going to the spam folder.
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  • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
    Originally Posted by GhostWriting View Post

    I'm just curious on this one, because I find it's a complete nightmare to get a hold of most people.

    I normally check mine probably who knows how many times every single day. I just would think IMers and work from home individuals would check it at least once a day.

    For me, it takes several days to a week to hear back from most of the people I get in contact with. What about you?
    When I turn on my computer my email is open.
    Right before I shut off my computer it's still open, I close it and shutdown.
    Some emails I also have bounce over to my cell.

    When I go live with my sites the first few days I will let all sales bounce to the phone, after everything goes as planned I will stop the bounce to the phone.

    I also make sure all server related emails bounce to my cell.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nubitol
    Sadly, more often than necessary since my emails are forwarded to my phone and tablet. I rarely check my inbox in laptop unless for certain "disposable addresses" that I use.
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  • Profile picture of the author michellex
    I do have several email accounts and I check them once a day. Time management wise, this works out the best so I'm not wasting the day constantly checking my email.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Aim to everything done that is most important to your business first.

    Then go through your Emails by looking at the most urgent ones first.

    This works for me but it can be very tempting to open the ones that may state you've just made a sale etc.

    All the best everyone and have a great day!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author BAC
    Originally Posted by GhostWriting View Post

    I'm just curious on this one, because I find it's a complete nightmare to get a hold of most people.

    I normally check mine probably who knows how many times every single day. I just would think IMers and work from home individuals would check it at least once a day.

    For me, it takes several days to a week to hear back from most of the people I get in contact with. What about you?
    At every new mail in my inbox!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dimitris Skiadas
    People are not made for multitasking. I used to check my e-mails every 10 minutes!I couldn't get any work done.

    Now i check my e-mails every 1 hour. If i find something that will take me out off my work for a while(a funny e-mail perhaps), i put it in a folder named "To Check Later" so it will not distract me from what i am doing at the time

    Dimitris
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  • Profile picture of the author benjaminalfie
    blackberry push notifications and I still check once per hour...
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  • Profile picture of the author botonakis
    Originally Posted by GhostWriting View Post

    I'm just curious on this one, because I find it's a complete nightmare to get a hold of most people.

    I normally check mine probably who knows how many times every single day. I just would think IMers and work from home individuals would check it at least once a day.

    For me, it takes several days to a week to hear back from most of the people I get in contact with. What about you?
    24/7.
    iPhone & Macbook connected
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  • Profile picture of the author WF90te
    I try to check my emails two or three times a day. But it is not frequent enough because I
    have 6 email accounts. I have joined several ad sites and have opted-in to be on the lists of many marketers.to get free traffic and also keep myself updated of the latest
    developments in the IM world. The downside is I get a lot of promos sent to me.

    I know I will not be able to read all my emails especially those in my list mail
    addresses but I can live with that because once in a while I have found some
    good info or offer - something which I would have missed if I had stopped my
    subscriptions.

    I will usually arrange for the non-promo mails to be sent to my newer addresses so
    that they will not be missed.

    I enjoy the best of both worlds since I get free advertising and free traffic and also some
    great up to date info and offers without worrying too much about being 'bombarded' by
    promo emails.
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  • Profile picture of the author wbgclient
    During working hours I check my email every second...the gmail account is always open because that is part of my job. During not working hours I try to not check my emails because it becomes an nightmare!
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott E
    Every 5 minutes or so on laptop, and every time one comes in on phone instantly.
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  • Profile picture of the author sc00byd00
    Once or twice a day after I complete my to do list.
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  • Profile picture of the author JRoon
    I check it when I know something important is coming across. Otherwise, I try to avoid it like the plague.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanwacik
    Originally Posted by GhostWriting View Post

    I'm just curious on this one, because I find it's a complete nightmare to get a hold of most people.

    I normally check mine probably who knows how many times every single day. I just would think IMers and work from home individuals would check it at least once a day.

    For me, it takes several days to a week to hear back from most of the people I get in contact with. What about you?
    If the people you contact are taking forever to get back to you, then their ethical business practices in regards to PR need much improvement. Anyone who does not contact me within a 48 hr period losses out on their opportunity with me. Plain and simple.

    I myself, don't much approve of that feeling like being a "second thought" to people whom I'm trying to do business with (and many times IMer's are unfortunately & unknowingly, guilty of this). If they don't treat me as being important enough for a business relationship, I look at it as being their loss. PR and business relationships are vitally important if you want a successful online business.

    If they are so uncaring about getting back to you, then what is THEIR business REALLY like? I'm not intentionally offending anyone here, but in all honesty - there are those types out there in cyberspace. Plus - you have to take a good hard look at your own email, especially the subject lines.

    What wording are you using in your subject lines? A lot of times, people who send out an email to someone, have a subject line that may look like it's spam (and I am certainly not implying you do this), which means it won't even get opened and it gets deleted immediately. So the senders "subject line" must be worded properly in order to expect a reply. So it really is a matter of both sides stopping and looking at what everything really reads and implies.

    I check my email twice a day, but I always keep my email opened while working in other tabbed windows so if I do get any messages from those who are important - I can then answer them within a few minutes to a couple of hours. It all depends on what I'm in the middle of doing, say for example, creating a video.

    But in any case - I always keep my email opened from the time I get up until I go to bed. Sometimes I go off and eat diner and when I'm done, I check my email and answer them accordingly if there are any important ones there.

    I have students who are always emailing me asking questions and I found keeping my email accounts opened at all times, helps with them not having that "nightmare" feeling of waiting forever to get a response. They love it because I answer within a reasonable amount of time and I truly believe every IMer or work from home individual should practice this as well. It does wonders for your business ethics.
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  • Profile picture of the author underworld
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    Every Minute.I do check it.It's always on.
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  • Profile picture of the author bradstern
    Interesting point raised here though. How about those people who need to check emails for important work?

    I guess for some they need to leave the email window open and check immediately when there is a new message. But off work, that's the time you have to avoid it or else you will still be thinking about work.
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  • Profile picture of the author easternodyssey
    website emails normally only after sending emails as most are just junk. But my free none site email accounts i check all the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    I check my email when I have been alerted that a new email has arrived. This can occur in my Chrome browser or on my mobile phone. Whenever an email is received I get a notice. This way I eliminate senselessly checking my email seeing if someone has responded and am only in there when I get a notification that a new email has arrived.

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  • Profile picture of the author johnorc
    I check my email almost every hour when i'm online. However it isn't frequent enough because I
    have got more email accounts with a lots of spam messages.
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  • Profile picture of the author SuperRyan
    Email can be a poison for productivity. lol

    I try to avoid checking my emails first thing in the morning...

    ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanMurphy91
    I have an app that alerts me whenever I get a new email! I normally will check them as they come in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicole K
    I check my mails every hour except when I sleep for 6 hours. Thankfully, I have a busy email box!
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  • Profile picture of the author ceenote100
    I check mine often because I get sales like crazy. It's addictive and quite fun to check my email and I got new paypal payments.
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