Poll: How do you read your emails?

by Big Al
38 replies
My phone sucks so I always read emails on the laptop.

But after stealing the missus iPhone (... ain't got time Apple) I realized how easy it was and how you much easier it was to read emails during downtime.

Do you read your emails on a smartphone, your computer, your laptop or on a tablet?

At home or at work?

Cheers
#emails #poll #read
  • Profile picture of the author davegarcia939
    I read my emails on my work computer at home I am working full-time online from staying in my home.
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    • Profile picture of the author JacobS
      I either read them on my Galaxy S3 or on my laptop. The new "Compose" function in gmail really grinds my gears, so I finally configured the Mozilla Thunderbird email client, and I've been using that full-time. I'm loving it.
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  • Profile picture of the author FitMarketer
    I read them on my phone and my laptop and PC

    I tend to check my phone often throughout the day and then respond and read them properly when I start work for the day later in the evening
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  • Profile picture of the author ConnorMRR
    I mainly use my iPhone. I am constantly using it to check my emails. I use it to send quick replies, but I usually wait until I am at my desk to write more in-depth emails.

    I've used the Samsung S3 and S4, but I found them not to be as efficient when writing emails.
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    • Profile picture of the author bbncu
      I use mostly my Iphone..if I want to reply though and i think it will be a long reply, then I'll wait until I can go back to my computer...
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    • Profile picture of the author Skribblez
      Originally Posted by ConnorMRR View Post

      I mainly use my iPhone. I am constantly using it to check my emails. I use it to send quick replies, but I usually wait until I am at my desk to write more in-depth emails.

      I've used the Samsung S3 and S4, but I found them not to be as efficient when writing emails.
      Damn, I'm actually thinking of getting an S4. Just wondering why you find it to be not as efficient as sending emails on an iPhone?
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    I usually read most of my emails on my phone but reply when I get home, because for some reason, when I send a email using my phone's email app, it sends the same email twice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Mostly on my laptop as I'm online all day but if out and about I might check my emails on my phone though not that often.
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  • Profile picture of the author World Marketing
    Mainly from my home laptop...But sometimes from my smartphone...
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  • Profile picture of the author themichaelcook
    I always use my Work Laptop.. Will be getting an Apple Imac soon and stoked about that...
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  • Profile picture of the author george b
    I have a blackberry tablet I bought on the cheap, with a stand and a wireless keyboard. I have this plugged in all day on my desk. The the sole purpose of the tablet is to supply me with a constant stream of my email accounts.

    I like to me quick when replying to emails so this for me is the best way.

    I do use my phone a lot when out and about for emails though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
    Mostly, I use my laptop but when I am too busy and a I have a lot of programs opened, I use my iPhone so I can notice right away if I have a new email. I compose and reply emails in my laptop so I can check properly for any errors.
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  • Profile picture of the author sogeshirts
    Every which way is my answer. I use both my pc and laptop to read and respond to emails primarily. I definitely though check my email on my android when I'm out and about.
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  • Although I use my Android Tablet to check my e-mails from time to time, I tend to use my desktop work computer to do regular thorough e-mail replies.

    This was an interesting way to create a thread and I was happy to participate and vote.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sadeone
    if i have free wifi, i check from my smartphone
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Al
    I've really surprised with the results.

    I thought that smartphones would be miles ahead but it's nice to see people checking on their computers instead of being attached 24/7 to their phone checking their emails.

    Maybe they just check their Facebook updates instead

    Thanks for everyone's input.

    Hopefully more will join in and vote.
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  • Profile picture of the author glennshep
    My main e-mail address is POP3 and I download my e-mails straight to my computer so this is my main method.

    I have various web-based e-mail accounts for different things and I often check these on the go throughout the day on my smartphone if I'm away from my computer. But even with these I'll usually wait until I'm back at my computer before responding. I'm not a fan of mobile devices for performing tasks such as writing e-mails
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  • Profile picture of the author mjones70
    Glad to see the home/laptop cpu is in the lead. As many people as there are now walking around with eyes glued to their mobile devices, I wasn't sure what would be the most common now lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author louis2609
    I switch between my iphone and computer if the email is worth reading i will mark it and read it on my laptop later.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan David
    All of the above, but primarily computer/smartphone.

    On the one hand, I really hate the feeling of being distracted by having my phone with me all the time and feeling like I should check in. On the other hand, I do feel like I have more freedom to roam around and be able to answer anything "urgent".

    I remember when I first got started online in 2005. I was on vacation with my wife and my business was still a little hodge-podge. I was in Monterey, CA with my wife and felt like I needed to go to the hotel's computer room to put out some fires....this was primarily because I couldn't answer emails on my non-smartphone and didn't have a laptop.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    Don't use the phone for email at all. I'm at home or the office most of the time and use the computer exclusively.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lizzi
    I use Windows Live Mail to view my work emails on my desktop, and I use my iPhone to view my personal gmail account.
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  • Profile picture of the author attan
    I read my emails on my work computer or laptop when i'm home. I try to forward most of the emails into one gmail account also.
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  • Profile picture of the author ceenote100
    I read them at home on a computer. There's no reason for me to check emails when I'm out and about unless I'm expecting something extremely important.
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  • Profile picture of the author vinness
    i use PC and laptop, very rare on a tablet and never on a phone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I read my emails primarily on my phone. When i'm on the computer, i dont check my email so often, as i just strive to "get on" and "get off", and go on with the rest of my day. I imagine that as the iPhone and Android phones become more advanced, more and more people will start using their phone to do alot of things...

    ...such as reading ebooks, storing files, checking emails, edit websites, market online, and of course... talk.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    I read mine on whatever computer I'm at, at pre-scheduled
    times throughout the day, with one final check from my
    iPhone late at night.

    I basically keep email, phone calls, and even text messages
    under control by having set time to read and respond to
    each :-)

    Yes, I'm one of those people who doesn't even read text
    messages the second that they come in

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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I read my emails with my eye. (not eyes as only one works).
    I am surprised nobody else picked up on the literal question.
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    • Profile picture of the author badlimey
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      I read my emails with my eye. (not eyes as only one works).
      I am surprised nobody else picked up on the literal question.
      I read mine from left to right. Although I delete more than I read much like the rest of the world. Email is still a valuable tool but it has been over exploited, the money is to be made in SMS until that get's overused too.

      12- 18% open rates for email 98% for text messages, look at your inbox and see how many offers you get, then look at your phone and see how many offers you received by SMS. See the opportunity?
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      • Profile picture of the author David Burnett
        It depends on where I am at the time... I don't get that many emails so when I do get one I know its important and check it wherever I am whether that may be my laptop or my phone.
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  • Profile picture of the author DTGeorge
    My laptop that I also use at work
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  • Profile picture of the author operationbob
    Years ago, when a friend first got e-mail on his blackberry I remember asking him "doesn't that drive you nuts to tied to your e-mail all the time" He replied that it actually reduced his stress level because he didn't dread going to the computer and finding an overflowing inbox.

    I use my phone to read most e-mail and, as others have said, use the laptop for longer replies. I have a very short attention span and zero patience, so processing e-mail while I'm in the checkout line at walmart (or other frustrating waiting games) solves two problems at once - keeps me from getting irritated and keeps my inbox under control.

    Just deleting the obvious junk using my phone throughout the day makes my inbox much more manageable. However, there are times I spend the whole day working in the yard and leave the phone in the house. People seem shocked and half offended anymore if you don't answer the second they call/text. Oh well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Clark
    I use my MacBook and Smartphone 99.9% of the time. But by keeping the majority of my mail online means I have the flexibility to read it pretty much anywhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    I check/reply to emails on my laptop and Samsung S4
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  • Profile picture of the author Dann Vicker
    Mostly on the PC when at home.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    All the above...
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  • Profile picture of the author rodsav
    I read my emails several times a day on my computer from home.
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