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Where would we be without email? It’s a means of communication that is simple, fast, and free, and it’s one that most people use on a daily basis. From POP3 to Web mail, from home computers to smartphones, the way we use email has changed considerably over the decades, and yet it remains as popular as it ever was.

Email is one of those things that we generally take for granted. It exists, and it makes our lives easier (as long as the inbox is kept from getting full, and spam is kept at bay), and yet most of us don’t spend even a moment thinking about email. It’s time for you to do just that, and then let us know your thoughts on the subject.

This Week’s Question…

All About Email: Who, When, Why, What, How?

This week’s We Ask You is all about email. Literally. We want to know the who, when, why, what, and how of your email habit. Yaara recently conducted a poll to discover how often you check your email How Often Do You Check Your Email? [MakeUseOf Poll] How Often Do You Check Your Email? [MakeUseOf Poll] Most people who own a smartphone get into the habit of checking their email all the time, no matter where they are or what they’re doing. On the other hand, there are those (like me,... Read More , and this is your forum for revealing everything else about your personal use of this particular form of communication.

Who do you email? Is it primarily family, friends, or acquaintances?

When do you email? Are there occasions when only email will do?


Why do you email? Is it your preferred method of communication?

What do you email? Important messages, friendly greetings, or spam?

How do you email? Is there one email client you always use?

In case none of those questions pique your interest enough to make you comment (and how could that possibly be the case), then feel free to offer up one of your own, along with an answer, of course. As long as it relates to email then it’s more than welcome.

Drawing Conclusions

All comments will be digested to form conclusions in a follow-up post next week where we will detail what You Told UsOne reader will even win Comment Of The Week, which will be included in the follow-up post! What more motivation than that do you need to respond?

We Ask You is a weekly column dedicated to finding out the opinions of MakeUseOf readers. The questions asked are usually open-ended and likely to start a conversation. Some are opinion-based, while others see you sharing tips and advice, or advocating tools and apps to fellow MakeUseOf Readers. This column is nothing without you, as MakeUseOf is nothing without you.

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