So, as per the title!
Basically, for my own part, I have 4 separate email accounts. That’s 3 too many and I’ve made inroads into doing something about it. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been unsubscribing to email lists, logging into years old accounts which to my surprise some were still there years after I last used them, and basically sanitizing everything before I press the delete button.
Hotmail. So many people have or have had a Hotmail account and for me it was the first email account I ever opened. It’s been a nightmare to be honest, constant spamming over the years, though my account as far as I know, has never been hijacked. A couple of days ago I started receiving emails from an acquaintance I haven’t had contact with for ages. The emails contained just a single link and for obvious reasons, I didn’t click on them. I did however contact my acquaintance and let them know their account was being spoofed from a German email address. Anyway, I’ve finally taken action to close down the account, deleting quite literally hundreds of emails some from over ten years ago! I’m nearly there, just saving the very important stuff to my computer before I take action to delete the account. Apparently it takes Microsoft some 60 days to delete a Hotmail account during which time if you really want the account gone, you absolutely cannot log back into it, or the whole deletion process starts all over again.
TalkTalk. A leftover from when I used to be a customer. I use it for insurance companies etc. In any case, I’ve been sort of forced to get this closed down because TalkTalk are going to actively close down all accounts for those people who are no longer customers, unless you give them 50 quid a year, and I’m not giving TalkTalk a red cent.
Gmail. Spent the last few days deleting literally over a thousand emails from the account. I’ve become very troubled by their intrusiveness. I locked down all of my preferences long ago, but I get ads, some of which I find quite offensive and there appears to be nothing I can do to stop them.
I’ve replaced the lot, with a single protonmail account which I’m now using for almost everything. Still got a few forum accounts to change the email over, but largely, my migration is almost done. I’m using the free version of the account at the moment, but after Christmas, I might opt for the Plus plan at about £37 a year or 48 euro. I’m guessing paying for it on my Starling card will bag the best conversion rate should I choose the paid option.
I’m finding my new protonmail account much cleaner. I’m keeping on top of things too, not allowing clutter to build up, well I don’t want to bust my 500mb limit on the free plan too early!
Anyway, anyone else have as many email accounts? or are you all far too organised!