While text messaging is usually the quickest and easiest way to convey a message, email is still the king in professional, financial and academic correspondence. And it’s a great way to save on paper.
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Home is the most significant investment that most people will make. There is a lot of information around your home and you probably use email to keep track of most of it. But things can get lost in the confusion of your daily messages. You can control things by creating an email address just for your home.
A new home for your home
Managing all the emails related to your home can be exhausting. You will see that your inbox is filled with messages related to utility bills, brokers, repair invoices, mortgage payments, insurance, inspectors, banks, cable bills, moving companies, plumbing, landscaping, bargaining and other services. .
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Throw away the spam you will receive related to your home from real estate companies, local dentists, cleaning services and others and your mailbox will not see an end to the mess.
Creating an email account specifically for your home will help you master all the correspondence related to it. It will be easier to manage and track these messages, plus it will lighten some of the burdens on your main inbox.
Assume that your bathroom needs renovation and you can’t remember the contact information of this contractor that you used years ago for the kitchen. Examine the entrance box of your home to find the latest invoice from the person. In addition, all the contacts you need to keep in touch with about your home are in one place.
A special home email address can be shared with others in your household. You and your spouse can jointly manage these messages from anywhere without having to sort each other’s mailboxes. And if one person can’t come in for some reason, the other still can.
Where to start
The first step is to organize the emails you already have so that you can forward them to the new email account. You have been receiving home correspondence in your personal mailbox for years and you do not want to lose anything from it.
Search your inbox and mark all relevant emails for your new home email address or create a folder for them. It also allows you to delete the ones you no longer need. Use a distinctive name for the label or folder as an address so as not to confuse it with anything else.
You can write to your contacts informing them of your new email address, but this can be extremely annoying. It’s easier to set up automatic forwarding for specific contacts by sending these messages to your new inbox.
Here’s how to set up automatic referral for contacts using Gmail filters:
- Open the Gmail account from which you want to forward messages.
- Check the box next to the email you want and click three points at the top of the page.
- Click Filter messages like these. Check that the sender’s address is in From field.
- Click Create a filterthen Add a forwarding address.
- Enter the address of your new home inbox and click The next onethen Keep going.
- You will need to confirm the referral request in your inbox.
You can set up an Outlook policy to forward specific e-mail messages:
- Open the Outlook account from which you want to forward messages.
- Go to Settings > See all Outlook settings.
- Choose Mail> rules > Add a new rule.
- Enter a name for the rule.
- Open up Add condition drop down menu and select From.
- Enter the email address you’d like to forward to your new inbox.
- Open up Add action drop-down message and select Forwards.
- Enter the address of your new home inbox and click Save.
Create a new account
There are many options for free email accounts. We’ll show you how to do it with two popular services, starting with Gmail:
- You will need a Google Account to sign up for Gmail.
- Go to Google Account Creation Page.
- Follow the on-screen instructions and enter the required information such as first name, last name, new username and new password, confirming each screen.
- You will need a phone number to verify your account. This is an excellent example of a two-step test. Tap or click here to learn more about this vital security feature.
- Once you’ve verified your account, you’ll receive a form requiring personal information and a refund email.
- Accept the Google Terms of Service and you will have a new Gmail account.
Here’s how to set up a new Outlook email address:
- Open a web browser, go to Outlook.com registration screen and select Create a free account.
- Enter your username and password, then select The next one. Remember to use a strong and unique password. The password manager can be very helpful here.
- Enter personal information on the following screens, including your name and birthday.
- Finish CAPTCHA.
- You will receive a welcome screen and you can now use your new email account.
Once you have your new email account, you can further organize your messages into folders / labels such as utilities, bills, mortgages, insurance, and more.
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