Email Addresses one for all or all for one?
Being a web designer and developer I have a myriad of different websites that I run and update, multiple sites equals multiple domains and thus multiple email addresses. Am I managing things right? Is having an email address per domain a good idea? How do you handle this type of situation? Let me explain my situation a little further…
A quick note, all of my email addresses are my first name at domain name, I would rather not link them all here so I have only provided links to the domains.
How many email addresses do you have?
I started out with two email addresses one for work (@massiveblue.com) and one for personal emails (@brown.tc) but through work has come a handful of new domains and with each domain comes a new email address.
The reason I have an email address for each domain is that I feel it important to stay on brand, if someone is filling in the contact form for support at thesidepath.com I think it is important the response comes from an @thesidepath.com email address and not my main work email.
My email addresses, no joke
Below is an incomplete list of domains that I have an email addresses at, I kid you not. sam at:
- and I have a gmail account too!
How do I manage it all?
To be perfectly honest, managing all of these email addresses isn’t much of an issue. I use Thunderbird as my email client and I have 2 POP accounts within it; one for my work and one for my personal emails. All of the different addresses listed above (aside from my personal domain) all arrive in my work inbox.
Composing a new email automatically sets my outgoing email address as massiveblue.com and if I hit reply to an email from say welovetxp.com Thunderbird automagically selects the corresponding email address as my outgoing, it all works like a treat.
Am I alone?
Does anyone else have a similar situation? Even on a smaller scale? I would love to hear from someone.. or anyone that is in a similar situation and has any kind words of advise or encouragement!