Tech: New Back Pocket

Whenever I buy anything in a store, I usually stick the receipt in a back pocket. When I get home it goes into a file folder with other receipts. Every so often I sort through them and throw out ones that are insignificant, expired beyond usefulness, or both. After all, for most things, if they’re going to fail, they’ll fail right away.

Recently, however, I have been asked if I would like the store receipt emailed to me. If I say yes, but I have to communicate to the salesclerk my email address. The other day I didn’t bother consequently I got no receipt. And that was for an item I half expected might fail.

So if I could simplify all of this, I would have the electronic equivalent of stuffing that receipt in a back pocket or folder only to be accessed in case of emergency.

So today I spent a lot of time and made a lot of errors setting it up but I think I got it. I made a new mailbox in my Verizon ISP account (I can have nine mail boxes). Mail received there shows up on iPad and computer. But I tweaked the iPad so that the incoming mail does not show there; but it does show on the computer. And of course it will be in my new Verizon mailbox online.

So now when the store clerk asks for my email address I can tell them something simple, easy to understand, easy to type and spell. You would be amazed how long it took me to come up with that. It was like selecting a password – you want something as fancy as you can imagine but as simple as you can stand it.

== PT

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4 Responses to Tech: New Back Pocket

  1. Old Fart Bird says:

    could have used Gmail…that way, after You finally have had enough of Verizon, you won’t have to Update Everything.

  2. PT says:

    I started by trying to set up a second account on Gmail (I already have one account there). I couldn’t figure out how to do it. So I went the Verizon route.

  3. PT says:

    It wouldn’t accept any of the email names that I entered at the time. I will try it again.

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