As an early Gmail user, I was fortunate enough to grab a short, common email address.
Like having a basic, simple name on Twitter, I like to think it has some cache when I share it with people. It’s cool to say you can follow @bob instead of @bob_4532, for example.
There's a downside to having a common name email address.
A lot of Carters think that my email address is theirs.
And they flood my inbox non-stop.
I get messages from their insurance agents. Their MLMs. Their doctors. Their alumni associations. I try to reply when possible, but most emails aren’t built for communication. My replies probably aren’t read, and most just trigger a bounceback.
Which begs a terribly obvious question...
Why don’t most organizations have someone tasked with keeping an eye on emails?