Filters, Folders and Forwarding, Oh My!

I have multiple email addresses, as I’m sure many of you do. Only two of those are checked regularly: my work address, which I use solely for work related tasks, and my personal address, which I use for everything else.

My other addresses go largely unused for the most part, until today. Through the work of filters, folders and forwarding I now have my addresses all working together.

I began by setting all of my secondary addresses to forward mail to my personal address. Through the use of a filter, mail forwarded to my personal address skips the inbox and goes directly into a folder called Secondary, which I will check periodically. At the same time, my personal address forwards copies of all incoming mail to one of the secondary accounts as a backup, in the case that my primary account has an issue at some point in time. It may sound like a lot of work, but it’s actually quite simple.

Through this system I can also give out one of my secondary addresses when I sign up for subscriptions, contests, etc. and not have to worry about my primary address being corrupted by spam. How about that?

Published by Brian

Christian, husband, father, Pepperdine alum, marketing account manager and more. Passionate about music, movies, religion, communication, nonprofits and the Lakers.

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