Why don't zoomers use email or have personal email addresses?

Why don't zoomers use email or have personal email addresses?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >they don't have email
    but you need an email to sign in to tiktok, so what email are they using

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I assume the article is saying hardly anyone checks their inbox regularly.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That isn't exclusive to zoomers, no one checks their email

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I know, even the screen addresses that in the fine print of the image..

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Maybe people would check their emails if they weren't filled with spam and literally every service government or private, requires an emails and proceeds to spam you more. Emails are just an identity verification service with built in ads.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I have thunderbird open at all times on one of my monitors.
          Perhaps people are just too glued to their tiny phone screens to have information feeds open while also doing other things.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >checks their inbox
        you've got mail

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'VE GOT TO MUCH DAMN MAIL!!!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not beating the allegations

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >11k
          Amateur hour

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            why don't you just delete them

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's not worth the effort to delete them, it is not my problem to have a lot of emails and I'm not even close to full on my google storage space, plus I like to see the number go up and take pride in the amount of bullshit I've ignored over the years

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            maybe it has something i want in there, multiple times i have needed some person piece of info, record i kept, maybe i lost it. search in my email and boom it pops right up.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i hate people like you

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i hate people like you

          >i have accrued an additional 9 pieces of information for my personal google search some people call their email in the past 2 days
          stay mad loser cause ima stay stacking them emails :^)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Email exists for spam and verification.
        If you're using an email for work then it better be a work-only email that the company set up for you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They keep using my email address

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't these have phone number as option, don't know about tiktok, but I do know there are websites that only need a phone number for account creation.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        tiktok strongly endorses using phone number and the registration page makes it look as if it's the only option, but it isn't.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you need an email to sign in to tiktok
      Only if you don't give your phone number to every tech company that asks.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      5 minute email or their school email.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      don't know about tiktok, but login with chinese variant of apple/google account?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sign in with apple

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you have an iPhone it does that "Sign-in with Apple ID" thing and you don't even need to input an email or password, I assume andjeet phones have a similar thing

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        apple ID still requires email zoomshit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          When you first sign up for an Apple ID, you do have the option to generate an iCloud email address also, without having to put in an existing email address.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >so what email are they using
      Mom's

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mine.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Davos
    Who the frick is listening to some boomer homosexual xEO?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Who the frick is listening to some boomer homosexual xEO?
      People with LOTS of money, enough that they can have more than one apartment in SF!

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They don´t know how to use email

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      source: you getting old

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Zoomers have emails. They just don’t check them. Can’t say I blame them, 90% of the emails I get are just fricking useless newsletters from random companies that signed me up for them later on, that’s I haven’t gotten around to getting rid of.

    I keep a separate email nowadays for actually communicating with people

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Help me understand the reddit spacing. I want to understand it so badly. You typed 3 sentences, then a 4th sentence that was related to the first 3 and the OP but put two linebreaks before it. Why? is it because you want your text blocks to be a maximum 3 sentences?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >anon doesn't know what paragraphs are, calls it "reddit" spacing, even tho this is how all books do paragraphs.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >uneducated
          if you finished high school anywhere other than a 3rd world country you'd know a paragraph should be 3-5 sentences and everything should be tangentially related. adding a double line there didn't make sense.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >reddit spacing
          most forums don't indent the first line of a sentence, and a double line break clarifies paragraphs

          i added this sentence and "reddit spaced" it just to frick with you

          >muh reddit spacing
          everyone has been doing it for literally centuries, everyone across this entire planet, you can go be a contrarian on /b/, shoo

          If you can't tell, no one cares about your drivel, find a better topic to spark discussion over.

          >n-no one cares! I certainly don't!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >reddit spacing
        most forums don't indent the first line of a sentence, and a double line break clarifies paragraphs

        i added this sentence and "reddit spaced" it just to frick with you

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >muh reddit spacing
          everyone has been doing it for literally centuries, everyone across this entire planet, you can go be a contrarian on /b/, shoo

          >redditors don't understand the clear difference between what I explained,

          >and what a paragraph is supposed to be.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you can't tell, no one cares about your drivel, find a better topic to spark discussion over.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >muh reddit spacing
        everyone has been doing it for literally centuries, everyone across this entire planet, you can go be a contrarian on /b/, shoo

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what a stupid thing to get angry about

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tbqhwyf it's because I can get more (You)s when I Reddit space

        IQfyners have a short attention span (see: IQfy, or any board for that matter, bait posts having 300+ replies) and spacing my content out means I'll get a hook ("how does he get more (You)s?") for retention in the second part

        And then finish the third part with something relating to the second part, making an even greater an incentive to go back and actually fricking read. inb4 everyone starts doing this and jacks my style.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >anon doesn't know what paragraphs are, calls it "reddit" spacing, even tho this is how all books do paragraphs.

        IQfy renders a paragraph as a single line on high res widescreen displays, so it looks like "reddit spacing" even though it isn't

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not just kids, in my workplace no one of any age group is reading their emails. I send out imperative information on a weekly basis and our HQ sends us communications daily and everyone's shocked when something happens because no one read their email.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sounds wonderful
      I wish my job was like that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >HQ sends us communications daily
      Here's the issue. If you spam me, I'm not reading your messages anymore. Email is for low frequency high priority info, chat is for high frequency low priority info.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You have it backwards

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Spam, most people treat e-mail as old school mail and honestly, not a zoomer problem. Almost noone uses self-hosted/workplace email since mid 90s

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >self-hosted
      the ISP won't even allow you to

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're asking this about a generation that can't figure out what coat hooks are so they have six hoodies stacked on a chair back?

    I bet you're shocked israel isn't our friend

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why don't zoomers use email or have personal email addresses?
    They all have at least one. They are just not sharing it with you. If they say otherwise they are just being c**trarian.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >email
    >insecure
    >not encrypted
    >all hosts compromised
    >email daemons notoriously bloated
    vs
    >tox
    >secure
    >p2p encryption
    >no daemon needed
    >can use it over tor
    >can use it over a proxy
    >no one can read your messages
    for me, it's tox

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      true, but OP implied something like iMessage, Snapchat. So argument doesn't really work

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>~~*tox*~~

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >~~*tox*~~
        >to ~~*dox*~~ everyones IP

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >use it over a proxy
          >see proxy's ip instead of your ip
          skill issue

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >use it over a proxy
            >does not encourage all the users to use a proxy or warn them
            trap issue

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >email
            >insecure
            >not encrypted
            >all hosts compromised
            >email daemons notoriously bloated
            vs
            >tox
            >secure
            >p2p encryption
            >no daemon needed
            >can use it over tor
            >can use it over a proxy
            >no one can read your messages
            for me, it's tox

            freetards never learn

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    95 spam mails detected, 110 still in inbox, probably 109 of them are undetected spam and the only one that is not spam is something you don't care...

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Attention span of a gold fish makes it impossible for them to digest or conceive any text consisting of more than 100 characters.

    Exchanging mail on professional matters with zoomers is a fricking nightmare. I always make effort to make mine short, to the point, logically flowing, and containing all necessary information presented in an unambiguous, easy to digest, well structured way. To which zoomers always respond with a terribly written stream of consciousness, asking for information I've just fricking given them, or try to provide me with information in a way that's impossible to interpret in fewer than 4 different ways.

    Shit's infuriating.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well that isn't strictly an email problem. That is a mental health and education problem.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In addition to this: replying under quotes confuses the living frick out of them. They genuinely think ">" is a greentext arrow invented by 9gag or some shit.

      Email should genuinely just die. It is so stupid and archaic. It is insane that it has lasted this long. You can't use it for anything else other than "HR appropriate messages" shit quality images, and shit text format that wastes ink when thinking to print shit that isn't an attachment..! It is fricking disgusting.

      >shit text format that wastes ink when thinking to print shit that isn't an attachment..!
      Here's a good example of how zoomers write. You waste time re-reading the sentence multiple times and still have no idea what the frick he's trying to say.

      But regardless: anyone who doesn't send mail in plaintext format is a massive homosexual.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Boomers are just as bad about replying with ambiguous nonsense and not being able to answer more than one question per email, if they answer at all.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Boomer elipses, spelling errors, schizo word salad, from supposed proffesionals

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Boomer elipses
          These annoys me way more than they should. Almost every post with these is unreadable, and those you can read, you soon discover weren't worth reading.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lol. That's what happens when zoomers uses nothing but websites that are basically comment sections and chatrooms instead of actual forums, where they would have been called morons and then proceeded to get their shit in order

      Boomers are just as bad about replying with ambiguous nonsense and not being able to answer more than one question per email, if they answer at all.

      Yeah, but we shouldn't have regressed that way

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Email would be nice if it was just
    for communication and not for spam and signups. Those two have ruined email.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I miss Google Inbox, nothing else has come close as a tool for managing emails

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Outside of schooling I've literally never sent an email, even at work I only call people.
    The only use email has anymore is account creation.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In that case you could probably just fire up mailpit and point a bunch of domains at it. You just won't be able to reply.
      https://github.com/axllent/mailpit

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a zoomer (1999) and I have a professional email address. I prefer email over instant messaging, it lets me ignore the message under the pretense that I don't check my email often. As well as giving me more time to think of a favorable response in some cases. IM sucks because it usually shows if a message has been read or if you're online in the first place. Email is good if you're autistic and/or lazy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a 98 "zoomer" and same. But you won't get replies since everyone in this thread just wants to seethe about zoomers for some reason. We deserve hate I guess.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm a zoomer (1999) and I have a professional email address. I prefer email over instant messaging, it lets me ignore the message under the pretense that I don't check my email often. As well as giving me more time to think of a favorable response in some cases. IM sucks because it usually shows if a message has been read or if you're online in the first place. Email is good if you're autistic and/or lazy.

        i don't even know if this is a zoomer thing, i mean i'm a millennial and started on IM as well (technically i got an email address at the same time, since msn messenger and hotmail is the same account), but i didn't use email for anything but signing up to online stuff until later

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          or really, it's perhaps more of a "young people" thing, specifically a "doesn't have a job" thing
          the only thing i really use email for in terms of talking to people goes is work stuff, personal stuff tends to warrant something more immediate, like a phone call or a text message

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why don't zoomers use email or have personal email addresses?
      1. spam mail
      2. no one uses organizational tools provided, frick protonmail for limiting tags. am actually considering transferring to something else because of that.
      3. no one wants to spend 10-30 minutes organizing things

      2003 zoomer here, relatable. i hate IM garbage (especially discord) if i'm not trying have an active conversation with someone.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 26 and I've been using the same email since I was 11.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Email should genuinely just die. It is so stupid and archaic. It is insane that it has lasted this long. You can't use it for anything else other than "HR appropriate messages" shit quality images, and shit text format that wastes ink when thinking to print shit that isn't an attachment..! It is fricking disgusting.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Email should genuinely just die.
      Glowies would love this. It's too distributed for them to monitor. Getting access to an assload of email providers without warrants is a lot of work. Centralized messaging platforms on the other hand, easy peazy. Anything behind a "cooperating" CDN, easy peazy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      never gonna happen because chat programs are pic related. e-mail is established and easily archived which is important for businesses.
      Also if you think stuff like Teams and Webex are a more modern alternative (which they are to some extent) on the back end they're running the same systems that desk phones do.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        forgot the pic

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fricking never going to happen in a million years.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's genuinely moronic.
    IRS, banks, and businesses all primarily communicate with the citizenry via email.
    Emails are a must.
    Have one email for important matters and online payments, and one or more secondary emails for everything else.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >AIslop

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They said the the same shit about the fax machine, probably beepers too

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I still use a fax. Sometimes a real fax and sometimes fax over the internet. I don't have a pager any more but I do have Garmin InReach which is text only via satellite.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Faxes are still in widespread use in the medical field.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          not for any good reason

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I still use a fax. Sometimes a real fax and sometimes fax over the internet. I don't have a pager any more but I do have Garmin InReach which is text only via satellite.

        beepers (like PDAs) are redundant because of text messaging/smartphones
        Text messaging is not at a point that it can replace email at all right now, not without html links to webpages that can make up for it, but that's just a roundabout moronic way to circumvent email. Just use email.
        Email definitely makes fax redundant to a lengthy extent. There can still be a use for non-internet fax, I know some companies make legitimate use of it, but they are fairly uncommon.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >IRS, banks, and businesses
      not sure what cave you're in, but where I'm at everyone uses telegram/viber for that. all government support is on telegram. banks, hospitals, everything.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Russian government forces people^Wserfs to use Russian-made, centralized, proprietary, closed source platform
        Color me surprised.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ukrainian, actually. and no ones forcing anyone, they are also on Viber, websites, call centre, physical location. its just easier to use telegram cause everyone uses it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Ukrainian, actually.
            All the more reason not to use a platform that was banned in Russia for not wanting to provide a government backdoor, then unbanned all of a sudden a couple years later.

            Email is mostly spam nowadays but it's a good tool for documenting conversations and holding yourself and others accountable. What people fail to do is set up inbox rules to send corporate/work spam to the trash or some other folder you check once a week vs your actual inbox with relevant conversations you monitor constantly or multiple times a day.

            >good tool for documenting conversations and holding yourself and others accountable
            This right here is precisely why I prefer email over any other form of communication regarding work-related stuff.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think that's why people avoid email too. You have no idea how many times I'll refer back to an email 3 months or 5 years old where I figured out a problem and documented something obscure and some decision makers were made aware of it and now the consequences of their poor decision or inaction or half measure workaround is now biting us all in the ass.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >not sure what cave you're in,
        USA is still email-centric

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I hear you still use SMS too. that seems wild

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, it's wild to use open protocols instead of walled garden proprietary platforms.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            don't make me laugh, SMS is not secure. just outdated.
            and since everything is spyware might as well use the one with better functions.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >open platform
            send a message via SMS without a registered carrier
            i will wait

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            cardboardfish dot com

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            which uses a registered carrier and is not an open system
            >sending nearly a billion messages each year over more than 760 networks in over 210 countries.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I dont know what you mean by registered carrier, are you complaining that radio is regulated? cause there is no exception unless you are a glowie or a pilot or something.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            nope, nothing to do with radio.
            i just want you to send a message via SMS without needing a carrier or registered number
            go ahead, show me how open a system it is

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            cell phones work via radio. you're being overly pedantic about the sms being registered. which duh you need it to connect to a tower unless you're hacking. or a fed. or a phone line engineer.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >cell phones work via radio
            naa, SMS and phonecalls can be sent via the internet now, my phone can do it without a cell signal.
            >you're being overly pedantic
            nope, I just want to see how open this system is.
            which you have proven it isn't, and that there's no difference between using Whatsapp and using SMS in terms of openness.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >naa, SMS and phonecalls can be sent via the internet now, my phone can do it without a cell signal.
            You clearly don't understand how it is doing it without a cell signal.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No, I do understand how it does it without a cell signal.
            You said SMS is open, I want you to show me it's openness.
            I'm still waiting,

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_gts/04/0411/05.01.00_60/gsmts_0411v050100p.pdf

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_gts/04/0411/05.01.00_60/gsmts_0411v050100p.pdf
            Okay, we use at minimum 3G in first world countries now, but that's an aside.
            Bravo, you found a specification.
            Now use this open specification to send a message.

            This is equivalent to linking me the Whatsapp API docs by the way.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            your carrier and skiddies can read your SMS with ease

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nowadays the big boys economic unions buy vaccines batches via Whatsapp Email simply cannot compete. When was the last time you saw a $86 billion deal made via Email? Maybe the DNC email could provide some better stories...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >IRS, banks, and businesses all primarily communicate with the citizenry via email.
      Banks use their apps
      IRS uses letters
      Business (ad spam garbage nobody wants to fricking read) uses email

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Banks use their apps
        If you mean phone apps, then I'm sure as frick not gonna install 3 different junk applications for 3 different bank accounts in 3 different banks so that I don't miss a potentially important notification among a bunch of "we're changing rates and provisions" and "credit offer" junk.

        If you mean internal inbox in banks' web applications, then I don't log in often enough to be able to react if something requires urgent attention, plus I don't check the inbox anyway, because it's full of "we're changing rates and provisions" and "credit offer" spam.

        Fortunately, my banks still send me good old fashioned e-mails when something actually important occurs. If they ever stop doing that, I'll stop using them.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You only dont check your emails if you never buy anything or go anywhere. You need an email address to receive event tickets, order updates, codes.

    That is, if you even once veer from the well trodden path of Apps (which all need an email address to register an account with anyway).

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Instant messaging is linked to a platform, so it can't replace email just yet.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is actually a big problem in academia
    Every year, we get students b***hing about "why can't I vote in SGA elections?" when they missed the voting window, which they would have known about if they ever checked their email
    Students are increasingly showing up to cancelled classes because they don't check their email
    Professors are dealing with students demanding extensions to assignments whose deadlines were clearly communicated via email
    Etc
    It's only a matter of time before the problem starts spilling into their professional lifes
    I, for one, cannot wait to see how corporations choose to handle this

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>It's only a matter of time before the problem starts spilling into their professional lifes
      We are already there zoomers do not check work emails, at all.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        From my experience, they will adjust by handling all communications through Whatsapp group chats.

        Yeah, at my company we've started sending firm wide announcements via MS Teams instead of emails, because no-one reads their emails. Of course, we're already running into the issue that no-one reads Teams announcements either, because the actual issue is that everyone is fricking inundated with useless bullshit from multiple directions at all times, and staff are choosing to focus on the absolute bare minimum they need to do their immediate jobs and nothing else.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Teams announcements
          that shit's worse than fricking email

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, it just made the problem worse, because now the few people that actually do conscientiously check their emails are missing shit because they don't check Teams on a regular basis. Maybe they'll learn to check Teams eventually, but by then we'll probably shift back to email announcements, or shift towards a new system that doesn't address the root issue of 'most people don't care or need to know about this'.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, it just made the problem worse, because now the few people that actually do conscientiously check their emails are missing shit because they don't check Teams on a regular basis. Maybe they'll learn to check Teams eventually, but by then we'll probably shift back to email announcements, or shift towards a new system that doesn't address the root issue of 'most people don't care or need to know about this'.

          This shows the issue is, and will always be, information overload.
          Email got too important, so EVERYTHING was via email, and then spam came along and fricked it up so email exists only for verification purposes and nothing more.
          So if you actually want to talk to someone, you use IM/chat apps. Okay, so now everyone is on a chat app (teams, whatsapp, whatever), thus leading to spam and information overload (I have silenced several channels for my teams at work because they are just a neverending flood of messages that trigger my Teams chat noise). Okay, so now people aren't even checking their IMs...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      From my experience, they will adjust by handling all communications through Whatsapp group chats.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Traps. Lethal traps.
      Setup lethal traps around the school and notify the students and staff by email.
      Let darwinism do its job before those dysgenic moron permeates all stratum of society.
      Please.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >traps, lethal traps

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Astolfo is lethally cute, I'll give you that.
          (nohomo)

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            all the homo

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      stop filling our inboxes with useless newsletters and pointless garbage about the college nobody gives a shit about, no I don't want to go to your workshop or read the campus newsletter

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this, my current job isn't so bad, but my previous one I had a dozen rules just to filter out all the bullshit they sent us so my inbox was actually usable.
        My current job it's still like 2-4 bullshit ones a day, but it's easy enough to just ignore those without making rules.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's hilarious because it's never been easier to monitor e-mails. Have a good program on your phone and just check your phone notifications once in a while, that's it

      stop filling our inboxes with useless newsletters and pointless garbage about the college nobody gives a shit about, no I don't want to go to your workshop or read the campus newsletter

      Basically all companies and co sending e-mails newsletters are now required to have an easy unsubscribe button, and that's usually built in for all mass e-mailers that's used nowadays. Plus you can do filters for anything else usually
      If you don't have your inbox in control, that's on you

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I, for one, cannot wait to see how corporations choose to handle this
      profs are using discord now you clearly corps will do it as well after all discord is good enough for the DoD

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >discord is good enough for the DoD
        what no lol. I've never heard or seen discord being used in any kind of govt office. Maybe the military has some kind of regroooming discord they use, but that's completely different. High schoolers aren't gonna have microsoft teams accounts.
        t. IT consultant for govt

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          they are this whole Ukraine bullshit is 90% organized on discord I am not joking. The leaks regarding Ukraine even came because the guy in wanted to larp in front of children. Misc had some fun with a airbase discord when it started in 2022 was pretty boring though. Anyway its not only used for grooming serious people use it as well. Given how twitter was full of ex feds Discord is probably the same so they feel safe.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      omegalols, in an initial tutorial the classroom location was changed and frick me i was the only one to show up at the emailed changed location. spent like 45min chatting with the teacher dude and they offered to drive me home as well, in hindsight maybe i should've taken them up on that offer as making connections with a big wig faculty member would've been the bee's knees, however, i had my own set of wheels at the time.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Guess I'm a part of the problem

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have long since stopped trying to clean up my inbox, partly because there's some level of "newsletters" I like, like limited games shit, daily t-shirt, indie anime sticker stores and such
      If anything is actually important I usually have the rare folder for them and the star function for them until they're not useful anymore. Also built-in calendar with various timely e-mail reminders

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fnny that a news website is calling email obsolete.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But I do, though.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its very simple
    need to instantly send a message to someone? instant messenger
    need to send a document that should be held on to long-term? e-mail

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >using email in 2013+11
    outside of a coporporate/education environment, there's no reason to use email, and certainly no reason to use it for personal communication when much better, more secure methods exist

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      email in 2013+11
      >just admitted to being a time traveller
      enjoy your underageb&

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >2013+11 = 2024
        learn to add?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          *you're

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            email in 2013+11
            >just admitted to being a time traveller
            enjoy your underageb&

            kek

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every Zoomie has an iphone therefore they have an icloud email account.

    Also most of them have Youtube acounts so by proxy a Gmail email as well.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you don't need a gmail anymore to have a youtube account. google is not prioritizing it anymore cause they want you to use any of their services. if anything google seems to want less people using gmail.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gen z is that moronic?
    most zoomers i talk to know more about computers than i do

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m 38 and check my email several times everyday usually

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm 42 and my MUA fetches, scores and sorts mail from all my accounts every 5 (five) minutes so that I can grep it locally at any time.

      If I had to use mail through some fricking slow and clunky web interface (one for each account), which is what normies and zoomers unironically think email *is*, I'd hate it too.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have all my mails of all my Gmail accounts in one place through the app. I don't know what you're smoking boomer

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >the app
          Oh, *the* app, you say? I don't know what that is, but I'm assuming some shitty IMAP-only client with a moronic interface and no custom score files, so I'll pass. Maybe my mom would like it, though.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nice schizo post, I like your style. Post battlestation

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            he probably uses Gnus in Emacs which has a very effective scoring system that you can configure with elisp but that's some hardcore autistic shit even tho I use Gnus

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I felt like a massive boomer when I started a new job and suggested sending an email and just got a look of pity and was told "we use teams for everything"

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >teams
      Disgusting

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's true. I will agree that email has a veneer of professional, but there's no reason why we can't have a professional DM system.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >zoomers
    I'm 35, and I use email as much as I use SMS, as in almost not at all. only to receive verification codes and spam, that's it. I haven't chatted over those in maybe 15 years.
    its like watching TV when you have smart phones and computers, why would you ever?

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They are talking about corporate outlook email, not Gmail you use for yourube and tictok accounts.
    And it's definitely true, I hate corporate email so much. For 1 important email, there would always be:
    >5 emails about some global inform meetings
    >Reminders about surveys you don't give shit about
    >CORPORATE NEWS TO EVERYONE
    >Automatic resend of slack messages made by bot
    >20 emails mentioning your team, when only one member of your team is communicating and you don't even know about (and don't care either)
    And you expect me to find important messages through all of that? Or all of that is considered important? Then I am supposed to code or read and analyze all this bs?

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >how come da zoo.... how.... howcome da zoomgers aint -- they aint usin -- da zoomgers usinemails????
    bot thread or 65 IQ autistic moron who finds joy in reposting the same shit thread every day for 3 years thread?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      More likely someone paid to do it daily to get people to stop using email. Can you imagine the smell in that little office?

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Email is mostly spam nowadays but it's a good tool for documenting conversations and holding yourself and others accountable. What people fail to do is set up inbox rules to send corporate/work spam to the trash or some other folder you check once a week vs your actual inbox with relevant conversations you monitor constantly or multiple times a day.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >but it's a good tool for documenting conversations and holding yourself and others accountable
      No it's not.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can grep my entire 25 years of email history in seconds, so it's good for documenting.
        I can prove (in court, if needed) what exactly was stated, by whom, and when, so it's good for accountability,
        QED, gay.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I can prove (in court, if needed) what exactly was stated, by whom, and when
          Only if the judge is in a good mood.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            1. Being right, and 2. getting a fair shake by the israelitedicial system are separate issues.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Spam

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Zoomers are confused by concepts of email, separate folders like inbox, outbox, etc.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >why don’t zoomers
    >do zoomers really
    >attention span of a goldfish
    >gen z is that moronic?
    >zoomie

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I grew up with a nes and sega and I NEVER got used to email compared to receiving letters or fricking making a phone call or text, no one uses email besides boomer employers, one of which my friend had to call up on a weekend asking why they hadn't been payed yet since they know they can do it in 5 seconds with an app but they hadn't, so they quit because they have shit to do like buy food for their wife and three kids.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    email became defunct when the text message was invented. why do boomers still use emails despite them being obsolete for nearly 20 years now?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Inertia.
      The human brain has got a terrible inertia past the 25th year.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SMS became defunct when iMessage was invented.
      Why do millenials still use SMS despite them being obsolete for nearly 15 years now?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How do you communicate long and elaborate letters to your friends and family with text messages? There's no formatting and the touchscreen is uncomfortable to use for more than a few minutes (the old button-based typing, T9, was even worse). I don't understand how anyone enjoys using phones for anything but making calls. So again I ask, anon, what method is there for sending lengthy responses other than email? I even tried going back to letter writing but nobody responds. I write page after page and get nothing back; at best, a cheap yes or no to a select few questions. Email is inexpensive and gets a higher rate of response than handwriting (my guess is because people are both lazy and ashamed of their penmanship). Even then, I only ever get email replies from acquaintances over the age of 50.

      What gives? Has the world gone mad? Is there no room for flourish or nuance? Must everything be all business and industry even in the matters of affection? What possible thoughts could be conveyed better in a text message over an email, and ask yourself, anon: are those thoughs worth creating in the first place?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >boomer filtered by touchscreens
        also
        >long and elaborate letters
        nobody does this

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not quite 30 yet, anon, and not a boomer even in the sense of the meme. Touchscreens are objectively worse than typing on a keyboard, which itself is worse than writing with a pen or pencil. There's no tactile feedback or reward on a touchscreen other than the miniature vibration and 'blip' sound effect.

          >long and elaborate letters
          there is no use case for this
          no one wants to read 500 words of drivel that can be conveyed in 50.

          And this is why the world is the way it is nowadays. Like I said, there's no room for nuance or flourish. There is far too much miscommunication and a near complete lack of critical thinking. Your language is being hijacked in real time, dumbed down and transformed into memetic hieroglyphics that will never be decipherable beyond the practically one-time decryptions your brain makes in the neverending march of progress a la 'memory holes' courtesy of the CIA. Take back your English birthright, or the birthright of your mother tongue, anon, and enrich the world.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you're writing love letters from the frontline to your sweetheart, by all means use baroque language, nuance, goose feather calligraphy, and clever word play suggestive of how you're going to destroy her c**t.

            If you're communicating on professional matters, don't.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Flourish may be a bit of an exaggeration but I stand by nuance as a virtue in all forms of remote communication (ie not face to face). Professional matters absolutely do deserve nuance. Dotting your i's and crossing your t's, so to speak, is sort of the minimum expected in business and technical communication, and again I ask how text messages could possibly convey anything of substance or with the necessary eloquence required of writing more than a grocery list to your sweetheart.

            Email, then, reigns supreme in this regard, and specifically email as written on a physical keyboard. There's no productivity to be had on a touchscreen, and the state of Gen Z, and my own late millennial kind, can vouch for that fact.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >long and elaborate letters
        there is no use case for this
        no one wants to read 500 words of drivel that can be conveyed in 50.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nobody wants 50 words when you can do a 10 minutes YouTube video

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Some people want 50 words, but advertisers don't make as much money that way, so drawn out 10 minutes videos it is.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >10 minutes YouTube video
            yawn.
            if you can't condense it to a max 60 seconds in a tiktok or youtube short its not worth watching

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Talk to them in person or make a fricking phone call if you can't. "long and elaborate" letters are pointless.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I've been thinking of writing letters recently but I get the same feeling that not many would respond and also if you ask for someone's full addresses they expect you're sending them some massive present or something.

        You're better off calling, facetime, scheduling to meetup in person.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I call them or ask if I can meet them in person.

        Why would I relegate something that important to an email?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Inertia.
      The human brain has got a terrible inertia past the 25th year.

      I use email only for important shit that is needed by banks or whatever I need to log into. Other then that its all text.

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm in my early 40s and every business I've worked at has had an internal memo/messaging system on its machines for decades. Nobody has ever really used emails unless they're trying to reach you to encroach on your free time when you're off work, in which case I safely ignore them because my country has legal protections about them trying to punish you for telling them to frick off on your personal time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm going to extrapolate my experience as a full-time employee of Shekelstein Corp. to everyone
      I'm in my early 40's too, running a B2B operation, and just can't fricking wait to move communication with all my clients and subcontractors from email to your fricking internal memo system, if we all fail to agree on whether Telegram is better than Signal or the other way around.

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is just "millennials ruined everything", except it's millennials themselves complaining about zoomers.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    *turn read receipts off for iMessage*
    I'm sorry HR but I didn't get the memo.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >acknowledging receipt of our messages is a requirement

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I struggle to check my email in any timely manner but i'm also a permaneet

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    boomer here (born late 80s), I use emails for official stuff which has to have some kind of "paper trail" and I use teams messages for informal questions and inquiries etc.

  46. 3 weeks ago
    OS MASTER

    every time I hear the wagie ring from outlook it's just my boss adding some moronic calendar invite to my schedule

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't like e-mail either, since employers lock everybody out the minute they are let go for liability reasons, I wouldn't want to have anything important stay on a poorly secured server, no company wants to put money toward cybersecurity until something bad happens.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > you will be available for your employer 24/7 to send messages
    frick off israelite already, enough is enough

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just don't read them moron

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if they still do penpals system in schools. Sending emails or writing letters to some kid across the ocean was pretty cool.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Never had anything like that in all of my years, and none of my younger friends have reported anything like it. I guess it just got too expensive.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is a good thing. Email fricking sucks. It's a shit protocol.

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Instant messaging is for quickly going through some minor details, short tasks or clarifying some information.
    eMails are for more official/important stuff you want to have documented and easily sorted.

    t. 36yo

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      are for more official/important stuff you want to have documented and easily sorted.
      they don't read them and miss all this stuff

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Usually it's discuss through instant messaging and then finialized with an email in the end to have proof to cover everyone's assess.

      >as we discussed blah blah blah...

      2004 zoomer, and i have a gmail. the only thing i use it for is pasting it into whatever service/site i wanna use. unsure whether i've ever actually read an email. genuinely can't recall ever reading an email if we don't count clicking verify link(s)

      if anyone who matters want to reach me they can do so on discord. friends have a server, guild has a server, classmates have 2 servers (1 without teachers in it and 1 that some teachers joined).
      my government communicates through their own software on my phone (norway).

      when it comes to government stuff i try to keep everything on paper and i will definitely not install any app.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Usually it's discuss through instant messaging and then finialized with an email in the end to have proof to cover everyone's assess.

      >as we discussed blah blah blah...

      [...]
      when it comes to government stuff i try to keep everything on paper and i will definitely not install any app.

      >discuss through instant messaging
      This might be in part due to my autism but I absolutely hate discussing technical matters in real time, because it's often impossible to provide definitive answer(s) on the spot and I need time to think about the task(s) at hand, verify whether something is feasible or not, consult documentation, run some tests etc.

      I'd rather do all that without the pressure of the other side waiting for answers right fricking now, and summarize all possibilities, their pros and cons and rationale behind my suggested course of action in a single email consisting of well thought out sentences, than have a chaotic chat full of one-liners that's pain in the ass to later refer back to for all parties involved.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >This is more complex than I think I can do justice to right now over messages, so let me put everything we need together and I'll shoot you an email later.

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2004 zoomer, and i have a gmail. the only thing i use it for is pasting it into whatever service/site i wanna use. unsure whether i've ever actually read an email. genuinely can't recall ever reading an email if we don't count clicking verify link(s)

    if anyone who matters want to reach me they can do so on discord. friends have a server, guild has a server, classmates have 2 servers (1 without teachers in it and 1 that some teachers joined).
    my government communicates through their own software on my phone (norway).

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do I bookend code when posting here?

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because the culture around it fricking sucks. You're expected to type like a boomer like you're sending a literal postcard.
    There are no rules for IM besides standard HR rules at least. I don't have to wade through a mountain of formal text to get to what I want

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Because the culture around it fricking sucks.
      Here's the culture: you fill the subject line, write in full sentences (like you just did) and reply under relevant quotes when needed (like I'm just doing, although that often confuses both actual boomers and zoomers). It's not much different from posting on IQfy, except you try not to mention Black folk too often.

      >You're expected to type like a boomer like you're sending a literal postcard.
      Not really. I mean, if you're contacting Mr. Shekelberg the Boss or Prof. Chudstein the Dean, you're expected not to seem like an uncultured, unrespectful swine regardless of the means of communication, but other than that nobody cares.

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use email for work all the time and I'm 26
    I feel like it's just poor people don't use it

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    reminder that you get ads on the GMail app for smartphones and the next mainstream alternative are equally just as bad (Outlook, Apple Mail, Samsung Email). all the email application really needs is to read & write emails, with some nice integrations but they somehow managed to make it all bloated.

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > personal email addresses
    I'm 30 and I LOATHE that some frickers assume I have a permanent Email address or a phone number.
    I try to log in after a couple of years using the login and password from my password manager and they don't let me in until I enter a code sent to a phone number which I changed 2 years ago or to an email that I nuked.
    Just let me use my fricking credentials!

  58. 3 weeks ago
    CP

    If you really want to shid yourself laughing, or cringing, zoomers have begun to talk to Google like it's a language model.

    This is before GPT was mainstream.

    Remember when you taught your Boomer parents about Google (and had to pry them away from Yahoo or whatever god awful shit their internet explorer version was defaulting to) and they would ask plain questions into Google rather than inputting keywords?

    I've always understood search engines look for strings and keywords, so my search is like:

    "kanye booty sex proof"

    whereas boomers would be like "Is Kanye West really having his butthole blown out or is that some sort of false report?"

    Well, zoomers are now using the latter as well. They are both fricking naive tards.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This reminds me that Google used to support boolean operators in search queries, e.g.:
      >(keyword1 OR keyword2) AND "this exact phrase" AND NOT keyword3
      But of course they had to get rid of that in favor of fuzzy interpretation of queries producing results least relevant to what you're actually searching for.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you really want to shid yourself laughing, or cringing, zoomers have begun to talk to Google like it's a language model.

        This is before GPT was mainstream.

        Remember when you taught your Boomer parents about Google (and had to pry them away from Yahoo or whatever god awful shit their internet explorer version was defaulting to) and they would ask plain questions into Google rather than inputting keywords?

        I've always understood search engines look for strings and keywords, so my search is like:

        "kanye booty sex proof"

        whereas boomers would be like "Is Kanye West really having his butthole blown out or is that some sort of false report?"

        Well, zoomers are now using the latter as well. They are both fricking naive tards.

        yeah the sad thing is google works more for the zoomer moron way now

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >dumb email down for moronic zoomers
          >moronic zoomers refuse to use email anyway
          l m a o
          i wonder how demoralizing it is to work at google

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Email services all want me to have a phone to make an account, enable 2fa to log in etc. Sites that want me to register using an email account complain if it isn't a google or microsoft one etc. All of this combines to make email more of a hassle than its worth. If email needs to be tied to a phone even if I'm using a desktop then why bother? Why not just use phone apps instead?

    If I could make a non-committal [email protected] email account without a phone and use it to sign up for dumb internet shit that I don't care about enough to want permanently tied to my identity then I would probably still use email, but most of the time I can't so I have no use for it.

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does no one else in this thread work in a corporate environment? Email, chat, and phones all have their place in the workplace:

    >Email
    Ideal for asynchronous communication. Easy to include or remove people from a chain. Can BCC admin personnel on messages. Lots of options for filtering, archive, backup, and corporate control of messages and devices. Integrates well with both modern and legacy systems. Reachable via mobile devices, laptops, and web access. Email does everything you need.

    >Chat
    Real-time communication, in lieu of walking over to someone's desk or office. Chat is a good way to deal with something quickly, or to find out if someone is available for doing something more in-depth, in-person, or using another communication channel.

    >Phone
    Both texting and calling are for high-importance or emergency communication, because phones can infringe on someone's personal time. Good for tasks like critical alarms, business closure, or unusual scheduling. Best used only as-needed to maintain urgency.

    Personal email might only be for 2FA and random notifications these days, but corporate email isn't even close to dead.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      schools have their own emails aswell too.

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do but it's 95% trash and I'm sick of blocking these shitty companies or sorting them.
    Daily emails from eBay and other sites trying to sell me shit.

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Since I got an email (around 10 maybe) I've always disregarded it as outdated and useless and let that email gain spam and garbage ad infinitum. Now I check my (new) email regularly and subscribe to mailing lists and even SEND emails. If you're not using email it's probably because you are not important online.
    Granted, I don't check my school emails because they're too much of a hassle to log into.

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >zoomers don't use email! Wahhhhh!
    >Icloud requires you to have an email
    Op is ngmi

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Boomers at my workplace never check their emails and play the victim card when I mention it

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I'm not in the office I won't read any work related email.

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think IM entering the professional/working world has been one of the biggest mistakes we've made as a society

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Searching for how the email specs are evoling you find a lot of bullshit like
    > Next-generation emails are personal, responsive, and up to snuff on the latest provider standards like Google's promotions tab content and suggested unsubscribe features, as well as AMP for email. You need to be providing value at every step of the customer journey. That includes your emails.
    or this funny article from 2015 https://emarsys.com/learn/blog/next-generation-email-expect/
    > By 2025, typical methods to access our email will be in our car or in our bedroom using our “home computer system”. Not everyone will own a self-driving car by then and have both hands free, but those who do will prefer to get their emails vocalized by their favorite computer voice, which in 10 years will actually sound lovely. At home you will not always carry your mobile device even if it is light as a feather, but you will interact with your computer via voice.
    fricking hell Elon hurry up!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That article had got to be a parody

  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a zoomer and I have a email I've been using for 11 years.

  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Email is a universal protocol. That is all, homosexuals. You can't send your what's app to line but you can send gmail to hotmail. That's why it's still most used.

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    email is kinda shit anyway I don't blame them, it's an old protocol everyone uses simply because everyone was already using it

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 38 and I prefer instant messaging too, especially at work
    Mail box:
    >full of junk
    >get a bunch of Ccs from subordinates who want to be performative
    Instant messaging:
    >if someone sends you a text, they are aware this is like tapping on your shoulder
    >group chats are way more searchable than one long email thread, can have sub threads

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    millenial here
    I religiously check all my personal inboxes on Thunderbird.
    I never check my work inbox because there's always the same 3 homosexuals making 1000s of Confluence edits per day that don't matter, and each edit is a separate email sent to everyone who has edit rights

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tell the morons to uncheck the e-mail sending if their edit doesn't matter

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    E-mail creates an easily searchable archive of conversations. Well suited to sending large amounts of information back and forth. Not everything can be resolved with a - Yeah that's cap no bussin ong - text message.

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    technologies come into our lives by solving a problem and disappear when they are no longer needed

    our elders criticized us for not using letters

    their elders criticized them for not using telegrams

    loosen your shoulders

    crack open a cold one

    chill

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why do boomer companies spam my email so much?
    >buy one thing from one company once
    >forget to uncheck on bubble hidden somewhere in the shipping page
    >receive multiple emails a day for no reason at all
    why no gap, purchasing a hoodie once does not mean i am interested in your spring collection of womens jeans

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >power company using the email i gave them to pay my fricking bill to spam me with ads for smartmeters and bullshit
      >square spamming me with a receipt for a coffee
      >old employer mailing list randomly spamming me with events in a city i dont live in
      they literally frick email so hard for no reason whatsoever.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most people are not techies and really just follow the herd. Intelligence is neurodivergent and discouraged by popular culture.

      Most moderns are women with or without a penis so constant chattering about nothing better suits chat systems. Remember chat is syncronous communication while email is asynchronous.

      People who crave constant engagement prefer synchronous comms which are really a return to POTS line behaviors where babbling teenc**ts lived on the phone which at the time meant other fAm1ly members were denied it. Today c**ts have chat clients.

      >why do boomer companies spam my email so much?

      They don't get to spam mine because my default behaviors are to block. I also use multiple email addresses to have a couple of spamdumps. An ancient method (I'm a real boomer) which works well.

      Right in the article picture is the answer. SPAMS. I have recived spams from addresses that aren't even real. I used to receive 500+ spams from these addresses. They all have that teeny tiny "unsubscribe" button in the bottom but we all know spammers aren't that faithful to their words. Yeah yeah I know about aliases. I use them myself but that shouldn't be how the way to stop spam. All email provers let spams jam the spam folder (sometimes the filter doesn't even work and ends up in inbox) instead of allowing the user to block them. Emails are more suited for serious work. Most written conversations we have aren't even serious and just want to make sure they are seen. That's where instant messaging shine.

      IM can be nice for that. I don't have many personal conversations online at length there being no reason to since I do not chat for background noise, but messaging is useful when at a distance from needy c**t (even the best are needy).

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >power company using the email i gave them to pay my fricking bill to spam me with ads for smartmeters and bullshit
      >square spamming me with a receipt for a coffee
      >old employer mailing list randomly spamming me with events in a city i dont live in
      they literally frick email so hard for no reason whatsoever.

      Right in the article picture is the answer. SPAMS. I have recived spams from addresses that aren't even real. I used to receive 500+ spams from these addresses. They all have that teeny tiny "unsubscribe" button in the bottom but we all know spammers aren't that faithful to their words. Yeah yeah I know about aliases. I use them myself but that shouldn't be how the way to stop spam. All email provers let spams jam the spam folder (sometimes the filter doesn't even work and ends up in inbox) instead of allowing the user to block them. Emails are more suited for serious work. Most written conversations we have aren't even serious and just want to make sure they are seen. That's where instant messaging shine.

      >drowning in spam
      Skill issue. I've been using the same email address as my primary one since 2006, hosted on a server with NO anti-spam measures and get maybe two (2) unwanted emails per year.

      1) Don't post your address on the web for harvesters to scrape.
      2) When providing email to a reputable business or service, don't check the "Why yes, I'd love to receive useless updates and offers" checkbox. If you live in the EU, a legitimate business can't (and won't risk) sending you unsolicited marketing shit without your consent. YMMV in other parts of the world, though.
      3) If you absolutely have to register to some shady website that looks like it might not give a frick about the above or might leak/sell user data, either:
      - use a secondary spam dump address
      - use a temporary / 5-minute email
      - use a per-service email alias if you self-host

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Good for you I guess. You probably shaped yourself to fit that rough exprience. Live with your emailing skills. Most people don't want that. Instant Messaging rarely has any spam (those that do are targeted). No wonder why it's more popular than Emails already

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >No wonder why it's more popular than Emails already
          By what metrics, though? Volume of messages exchanged between friends? Sure. But whenever you're asked for "official" means of reaching you electronically (by a business / institution / client / employer / your fricking dog's vet or a random ass website), you're asked for email address, not your Telegram/Signal/WhatsApp/Tox/Wire/Discord/WeChat/VIber or whatever walled garden you happen to like best.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I already said Email is more suited for serious work. I didn't deny that fact. Funnily enough, where I live, businesses/institutions are allowing WhatsApp as an official way of reaching out to them. Some even go as far as to allow contacting only though WhatsApp but they are mostly very small businesses.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >1) Don't post your address on the web for harvesters to scrape.
        this is old-internet mentally and is literally unavoidable in the modern internet with all of the constant leaks that happen. you can do everything "right" and still end up with spam in ~1 year if you use your email like a normal person.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If it's spam from a legit company then just hit unsubscribe.
      If it's spam from scammers then you shouldn't have made your email public.

      Having a domain and using a distinct address for each service helps. If one of them exposes one if your addresses, simply block that one.

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Right in the article picture is the answer. SPAMS. I have recived spams from addresses that aren't even real. I used to receive 500+ spams from these addresses. They all have that teeny tiny "unsubscribe" button in the bottom but we all know spammers aren't that faithful to their words. Yeah yeah I know about aliases. I use them myself but that shouldn't be how the way to stop spam. All email provers let spams jam the spam folder (sometimes the filter doesn't even work and ends up in inbox) instead of allowing the user to block them. Emails are more suited for serious work. Most written conversations we have aren't even serious and just want to make sure they are seen. That's where instant messaging shine.

  77. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A better question is why are millenials obsessed with trannies?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > boomers are the most into trannies
      Honestly wasn't expecting that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      their definition of millennial is very strange, 25-34? most of that is gen z
      millennials in 2023 were 31-43 using more common definitions

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what the frick is FFM?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A guy doing two chicks at the same time

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Does he have two penises? Asking for a friend.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            no, I think the girls just kind of take turns or something. I've never done it so idk exactly how it works

            Although if you meet this guy ask him, I think he knows more about it.

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly, email should die. It's insecure, slow, dated, and inefficient. A new protocol should replace it.
    t. 24-year-old zoomer who has had an email account since he was 7

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >moronic gibbering
      wut

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Email is not private.
        As a IQfyentooman, you should dislike it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not E2E encrypted, yeah. But E2E is damn hard in a federated environment. Especially if users are too dumb to manage their keys.

      In practice though it is encrypted on all hops along the route and the route these days is rather direct and not going through lots of middlemen.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Honestly, email should die. It's insecure, slow, dated, and inefficient. A new protocol should replace it.
      You will never have an open protocol that everyone will agree to ever again, not with the Internet dominated by gigacorporations.
      Look at how passkeys were murdered by Apple's and Google's greed.
      SMS was also a victim of this, despite its age it's still the only truly universal mobile text messaging protocol.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You admit you're 24 and you think we should listen to you about something like this? LMAO. Let me be the first to explain something to you: No one, no one, takes you seriously until you're at least 25. You are by definition unqualified to understand something as sophisticated as communications technology or the considerations or benefits/drawbacks of each format. You probably can't even drive a car.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So at 24, I am a moronic baby. But at 25, I suddenly turn into a wise old man.
        Got it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        unironically this, the legal age of adulthood should be 25.

        So at 24, I am a moronic baby. But at 25, I suddenly turn into a wise old man.
        Got it.

        no, at 24 the odds of you not being a moron are 0%. At 25 you're still probably a moron, but the odds are non zero at least.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >t. just turned 25
        Mee-yow, check out that anon over there with his fully developed brain. Frick off, you daft homosexual. Email is a joke. A decentralized protocol that has become entirely centralized through FAANG and has been a constant source of phishing attacks and bandaid fixes for sensitive communications should've died with the release of the iPhone. How a protocol ten years away from being eligible for social security benefits is still being used as a primary form of communication in the digital age is mind-bogglingly moronic.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >How a protocol ten years away from being eligible for social security benefits is still being used as a primary form of communication in the digital age is mind-bogglingly moronic.
          >what is the lindy principle
          e-mails will be the primary method of communication between Mars colonies and Earth one day

  79. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I sometimes think about how my hotmail email is older than 50% of people using this site and people I see in real life. I made it in 2003 or 2004.

  80. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Zoomer here. Anxiety. Texting is a safe medium. Most people (myself included) aren't giving their number out to dipshits - so outside of spam, unsolicited texts are rare. Important "professional" information (aka not your friends and family) is rarely transmitted over text.

    The cold and indifferent world starts in the inbox. Your job. Your finances. "Follow-ups". "Cordially,". I keep my inbox at zero, and I can't say I don't have a hint of anxiety seeing the big red "1". It's a giant banner that says "Hey dumbass, there's probably some asshat trying to bother you with some shit you don't want to deal with". I'd imagine for some of my contemporaries it's all just too much and they avoid using it entirely unless specifically requested.

    That, or they're just too fricking dumb to use it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's interesting. For old gay autists like myself, the anxiety inducing signal of the world trying to impose its bullshit on you was the ringing of the phone, and email was the safe medium.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah I still fricking hate the sound of a phone ringing too.

  81. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to take such claims with a grain of salt until I got into a music production community where every second newcomer had no idea how to get .torrent files for their plugins work in their DAW.

  82. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Spam, I've blocked 6 entire TLDs because of it.

  83. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I cannot blame them honestly. Whoever ITT is acting superior is just moronic

    I actually blame email client developers, they all persisted into not changing the UX and just aligning it with the average IM we use nowadays.
    It's embarrassing how fricking crap and unintuitive it is following a email conversation exchange in 2024

  84. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    blame the multiple web email clients that are just a minimalist diarrhea skin stretched over a barely functioning clunky UI. and every fricking service has a different layout and even uses different terminology to further frick with normies because muh brand individuality.

    Outlook's desktop app is basically still just a design from 20 years ago with half-baked feature slop that barely fricking works shoved in. and ideas that were good once upon a time but now are broken to frick and ultimately just creates more work trying to unfrick someone's mailbox
    >outlook focused inbox
    >outlook group conversations
    >outlook categories
    >gmail labels
    >mail flow rules (server-side vs client-side)
    >follow-up reminders
    >importance flags

    email could have scaled better with modern workplace needs, but instead it still sucks shit. even something as simple as creating an outlook reminder on your calendar for yourself directly from an email feels like grinding your wiener on broken glass. So people jus use sticky notes instead. it's no wonder that people use IM now. It's less bullshit. Tech is supposed to improve productivity, not introduce ANOTHER fricking chore

  85. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you need to communicate with someone then just call them and have a chat.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What if I also need to send them files and/or the conversation needs to be recorded and archived for legal reasons?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >just call them
      lol thanks for the advice grandma Bell

  86. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >some bosses with global workforces say they no longer trust staff(zoomers) to open emails.
    this is why. zoomers can't be trusted not to open emails and start clicking links without considering whether they could be nefarious or not.

  87. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >why don't people send letters anymore?

  88. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Normies and most of you guys are so fricking stupid

    >I don't use email! I just IM, wait for the government to mail me, and bank apps!

    Wow, if only there was a way to simply have all this information go to one place!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      most governments and banks are forbidden from sending out private information in emails. and no, normies don't know what encrypted emails is or how to use it

  89. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only check my email because I get notifications for Sales on my online store
    otherwise it's not all that useful.

  90. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was always bad. At least students don't send me fricking essays, but short informative emails. Without subject tho.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Without subject tho
      Jimmies rustled.

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