Checked your email lately?

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    Charles Franklin

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    Here's a random question: How often do you check your email in an hour? I used to check over 5-6 times per hour, decided to stop doing that, and find myself going right back to checking again.
     
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    I work as a freelance writer so most of the time I check my email every 30 mins. This is because some of my clients usually want some adjustments in their projects or are just checking up on the project progress.
     
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    Charles Franklin

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    I am a freelancer as well, so have to monitor emails a lot. My problem, though, is knowing when it becomes too excessive!
     
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    I used to check my email a ridiculous amount of time too because I am subbed to a bunch of youtube accounts. Now I simply go to the youtube subscription page and check that every 5 minutes; or so it seems!
    May I ask who you both write for andhow worthwhile it is or not?
    I have been contemplating trying something like that but I have heard that many places refuse your work and then use it anyway. I have been wondering which places are the most reputable. Thanks
     
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    Feel free to message me for a list or check out my blog (thiscollegedropout.wordpress.com) for info on the writing stuff. I do more than writing though.

    Which brings me to another question about email: Which occupation do you think checks their email the most?
     
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    hispoiema

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    Hey thanks; I will check it out.
    Hmmmm, which occupation checks their email the most? I have to say that you guys had pretty darn good answers.

    How about someone who is email penpals with a lot of people? I know it's not an occupation but I used to be email penpals with a lot of different people and I had to have folders for each of their messages to go to so I would not get mixed up.

    The same goes for being involved in online groups such as Yahoo etc.
     
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    I check mine whenever I notified on my cellphone that I have mail, and that's about 15 to 20 times a day.. Not back to 5 or 6 times an hours a day :)
     
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    I have the same situation whenever I have my cell phone on. The sad part is that sometimes I have the laptop on with an open Gmail tab as well.
     
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    I check my e-mail almost every five minutes. I'm not entirely sure as to how much good this does to me, but I also make sure I open my e-mail before I go to sleep, and as soon as I wake up - just to make sure, haha.
     
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    I check my mail once or twice a week mostly, lol. I used to check it way more often when I was younger, now I rarely do it. I just don't see the need to do it so. Sometimes I feel kinda guilty tho, specially when I see someone sent me an e-mail that has been sitting there for days. Maybe the other person might think I'm being rude and don't want to answer...
     
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    I keep a gmail tab open 24 hours a day and probably have 7 email accounts at least. I mainly use one for work though and that one is open by default most of the time.
     
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    I can't remember checking my home email "just because". I have my work email constantly open though, when something goes to hell in the office, it's gotta be fixed ASAP.
     
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    Way, way, way too many times. In fact, I usually keep my email open in a different tab, just because. That, and facebook, because a lot of friends I communicate with are there. I really check all the time, it's not good. I am trying to make myself to it few times a day, or once an hour. but I haven't managed so far. I always worry I will miss replying to something important.
     
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    :oops:I check my email once or twice a day is all I do. I don't need to check my email as often as some of you for business or any other thing, so once or twice a day is enough for me. I do stay on facebook a long time marketing my books and other fun things to do at facebook. :rolleyes:
     
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    Same here, I write for a living so I'm constantly checking my E-mail, probably every 5-10 minutes. Before I started doing that though, I think I checked it once or twice every couple of days. Only because I had no real reason to go in there.
     
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    Ya I also used to obsessively check my emails. It's like a strange addiction maybe? Lol. Then I found an add-on for firefox that gives me a notification when I get a new email. It's super helpful because it shows the sender info when it does the pop up so I know who the message is from. I have no need to obsessively check anymore as I'm notified immediately. It's a really useful tool and I'd recommend it to other firefox users :).
     
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    I activated email notifications on my phone for both of my important email accounts so that way I only check my email whenever I receive them.
     
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    Usually just once or twice. If I need to do it more, it's usually because I'm expecting an important email response from someone. That, or I have to write a few emails between reading the others. I used to hae desktop notification filters, but it was just easier to check mails routinely a few times a day and read what I needed on the fly.
     
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    I check it once or twice a day. I don't expect mail so usually I just go and clean out the spam that builds up.
     
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    Wow I check my email a lot of times in an hour. I have apps for that then I also go to the website because I think apps are slow in getting new mails.

    I have never thought of reducing the number of times I check my email because it is very important to me and I never want to Lose a notification. So I check my email over 5 times an hour and not reducing soon.
     
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