ProTip: If you're in school and you're given an email address (here, .edu domain emails are common), don't use it for things which will require a long-term access

Or for anything your school disagrees with or want to keep from the prying eyes of the administration and IT. Policies/Laws mean little if the capability exists

Once you graduate, or leave through another means, you may loss access to your email and any other account registered with it, if you can't change it later

@cypnk You can extend that to professional adresses too.

At my library, we often have people complaining that they have not received the reminder for loans that are late, and when we check the email adress, they are “oh no, I don't work there anymore, so that adress has been deleted”…

And why do you complain to us if you did not notice us the change? How are we supposed to guess that?

@arcans @cypnk

what I don't understand is in previous decade some employers might allow you (within reason) to make and receive personal phone calls at your desk; but at the same time you clearly wouldn't expect to keep the same phone number after you have left the job - why would that be any different for email addresses?

@vfrmedia @arcans A lot of people still perceive emails as property which can be forwarded like physical letters after notifying the post office

Dated thinking, but I believe that's slowly changing as digital natives take over these positions


@cypnk @arcans

although in this country it isn't free to redirect physical mail (so not everyone does that), and you generally wouldn't expect your former employers to send on parcels from online shops even if you were allowed to send them there..

@vfrmedia @cypnk A few weeks ago, I had an automated reply saying along the lines of “I have decided to change my career path and won't be receiving email at this address anymore. If you want to contact someone from this organization, please reach out to XXX at XXXX. You want to contact me, you can write at XXXX”. I guess that is a solution for a time.

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