Security Emails

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You know that feeling of elation when you open the mailbox, look inside, and find a letter with your name on it? It’s that “Oh yay, someone does love me!” feeling that Charlie Brown of “The Peanuts” was always looking for. Unfortunately, he hardly ever received a letter, and often times, poor Chuck didn’t even get any mail. He would walk up to the mailbox, look inside, and find it empty. Or perhaps he did find something! His heart would leap with joy and he would reach inside, only to have a certain little beagle come by to claim his piece of mail. I think one of his friends might have had it figured out. Linus didn’t wait for affirmation from others, he just had his little blue blanket.

Perhaps you don’t feel that strong of an emotion at the sight of a letter addressed to you, but you do like to receive mail. You like to go out to your mailbox, scramble around the contents, and return with a handful  of whatever. I personally love to get any type of mail. I’ll read just about anything for any reason. I must say, credit card offers can be quite entertaining.

Now we’re in the digital age. Everything is being sent out from offices and read on home computers and smart phones. Just as I love getting mail, I also love getting emails. I’m a bit more picky about my emails than my physical mail, however. I get updates from a few blogs, Facebook notifications, website adverts from sites that I shop at, and much more. My favorite emails consist of those emails coming from WordPress stating that I have new comments on my blog.

Email is rather like Linus and his security blanket. It’s a nice, reliable medium that’s always there. Newegg will always send out emails with ads, there will always be people updating their blogs, and CNet will probably not slow down with their frantic editorial mailings until someone reminds them to check their spelling. You have to get the emails to get the jab.

So, what do you think about emails? Do you like getting lots of mail or would you rather have a nice, clean inbox with just personal mail every now and then?


6 thoughts on “Security Emails

    timethief said:
    20 July , 2011 at 19:14

    I have separate email accounts for each blog and I also have a personal email account that is only for the use of family and close friends. I have disabled email notifications for blog comments. As I spend a considerable portion of the day with tabs open to my blogs while I work and answer support forum questions I don’t need or want email notifications of blog comments. To me they are clutter in my email box. With respect to all other notifications on social networking sites I disable all except those that come from Admin. As I’m on those sites almost every day I am already aware of anything that I would be sent in an email notification, so I do everything I can do to reduce my email load associated with blogging.

      xanthuskidd responded:
      26 July , 2011 at 23:47

      As I tend to be rather absent minded, I always make sure that I have notifications enabled. I never use the browser clients for my emails, so either Mozilla Thunderbird or my iPod tells me that I have a new message.

    Chey said:
    23 July , 2011 at 07:57

    Without thought I’d have to say that I am ALWAYS excited to get letters and email. Although facebook notification email fail to fill me with any feelings of adulation (this may or may not have to do with the fact that I’ve already usually been on facebook before I’ve checked my email). I guess I am a little old fashioned though: my heart beats a little faster and my spirits rise a little higher for letters than email. Then again, I am slightly weird 🙂

      xanthuskidd responded:
      26 July , 2011 at 23:48

      Oh, no! Not weird at all! I love getting real mail. 😀

    Megan Seagren said:
    31 July , 2011 at 20:36

    Email and snail mail are both a form of attention that let’s me know, “Hey, I’m alive, and someone actually cares about that!” My niece and nephew-in-law just returned from a two-year sojourn in Kurdistan (located in northern Iraq), and we had a Skype visit with them yesterday (they live in the UK, and we in the US). When asked what differences they noticed between the people in Kurdistan and those in Western cultures, they replied that each Kurd belongs to a close-knit social group, mainly consisting of family, and they spend most of their time together. Kurds identify themselves as being someone’s son, daughter, aunt, uncle, sister, brother, and so forth, rather than by their vocation or interests, as we in our culture do. I believe that as a result of this they seldom experience loneliness, unlike in our society, where loneliness is an epidemic. Our social ties are often loose and casual, and we may live many miles from our families. For example, my closest relative lives about 35 miles away, and we get together less than once per month. But humans crave human contact and the attention that I described at the beginning of this note, and oftentimes in today’s world the primary way we get it is through mail and social networking on the Internet (by blogging, via Blog Catalog, Facebook, and so forth, say?) So I say “Bring on all those letters, email, and comments! And if they’re sincere and interested, all the better!”

    Nice Veloso said:
    9 August , 2011 at 14:16

    I like to receive e-mail and notifications. I read them if trusted source, safe! If suspected, then denounce.

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