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Friday, February 24, 2017

They're Not Furnace Filters

Just as I was about to start typing here, I had a notification of receipt of an email. It was just a friend who'd found an interesting news link.

There are very few reasons to use my email account for traditional reasons. I've been saying this for at least a decade now. The particular friend, mentioned above, is one of the last vestiges of people who contact me in such a 1990's way. The whole email thing has finally been usurped by messaging and social media. I absolutely hate the inflexibility of trying to have a conversation via email, not to mention my dismay at not being able to fix my many typos after the message has been sent!

No, now the main purpose of email has evolved to be a sort of electronic signature.

For example, since I no longer wish paper billing options, I receive all notice of bills and statements via my email address. This realization led me today to consider ensuring that Jay gets a copy of electricity, telephone, and other utility bills. Most government and businesses allow for just a single email address per account; therefore, I had to set up a few gmail filters. This key feature of email apps generally goes unnoticed and underutilized.

I just set up to forward copies of all billing emails to his email address automatically before I even open my inbox.

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