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   One in five men has a secret email account they use to hide correspondence from their partner. In other news, have you checked your ultrafark account lately?

20 Nov 2012 11:25 AM   |   3483 clicks   |   Daily Mail
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Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
Why, am I getting BIE there?

20 Nov 2012 11:25 AM
iheartscotch     
Their on to us; everyone, purge your tertiary email accounts.

20 Nov 2012 11:27 AM
whatsupchuck     
The other four men must have multiple secret accounts.

20 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
Phony_Soldier     
I'm fairly certain that ratio is higher for women.

20 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
JonnyBGoode     
I forgot I even had an Ultrafark account.

20 Nov 2012 11:29 AM
I May Be Crazy But...     
It's more to make sure that when I do get some BIE, I don't miss it.

It'll happen - I have faith!

20 Nov 2012 11:29 AM
sodomizer     
Screw that.

Hiding something from your partner is a sure-fire way to introduce distrust and ruin the relationship.

Of course, if you're dating, that's basically a disposable relationship anyway...

But for a marriage?

20 Nov 2012 11:30 AM
jst3p    [TotalFark]  
Wait, some people let their partner know their main email account password?

20 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
JackieRabbit     

Phony_Soldier: I'm fairly certain that ratio is higher for women.


I am too. I have a single email account. My wife has three. She's not on the down low because I have the passwords and am welcome to read the rubbish on the accounts if I want to. She uses one for her regular correspondence with family and close friend, one for shopping, and one as a throw-away address when she's signing up for something she knows will generate spam. However my ex had multiple private accounts and she used them for communicating with her man friends. Just friends, nothing more, until ....

20 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
Bondith     
Note to crazy insecure women: 1 in 5 is not the same as 5 in 5. Just because you imagine he has one doesn't mean he actually has one.

20 Nov 2012 11:33 AM
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20 Nov 2012 11:33 AM
I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros     
has.

20 Nov 2012 11:34 AM
Dimensio     
I am too technically inclined and security-conscious to consider giving anyone, even a significant other, access to my email accounts. I cannot comprehend needing a "secret" email account to hide correspondence from a significant other, because any significant other that I would have would have no reason to access my standard email accounts.

20 Nov 2012 11:34 AM
Pants full of macaroni!!     
Heh. No partner, no need for secret email account. Easy peasy.

20 Nov 2012 11:34 AM
Bondith     

jst3p: Wait, some people let their partner know their main email account password?


I've been that guy. Twice. Huge mistake both times, and somehow I didn't learn from the first one.

Openness and honesty mean nothing if you're not dealing with someone who invents their own reality.

/do I sound bitter?
//I'm not, because the third time's the charm

20 Nov 2012 11:35 AM
jst3p    [TotalFark]  

Dimensio: I am too technically inclined and security-conscious to consider giving anyone, even a significant other, access to my email accounts. I cannot comprehend needing a "secret" email account to hide correspondence from a significant other, because any significant other that I would have would have no reason to access my standard email accounts.


This.

I don't have hers and she doesn't have mine. If "trust" requires that you read each others email, well that isn't what I think "trust" looks like.

20 Nov 2012 11:35 AM
Smackledorfer     

jst3p: Wait, some people let their partner know their main email account password?


This.

20 Nov 2012 11:37 AM
Devo     
1 work email
1 personal email very little spam
1 old hotmail account for Xbox LIve. Never check that one.
1 spam away account. I buy things with this one. Anything that asks me for an email address to sign up for it account. I only check this one if I need to return something or get a tracking number.

20 Nov 2012 11:37 AM
seadoo2006     

iheartscotch: Their on to us; everyone, purge your tertiary email accounts.


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20 Nov 2012 11:37 AM
DeathByGeekSquad     
"Honey, can I have your email password?"
"If you have it, I can't keep my surprise Tiffany purchases a secret and I'll have to stop before I start...."

20 Nov 2012 11:37 AM
jfivealive     
I have no secret channels of communication setup. Don't believe the fiance does either, don't really care enough to try and find out if she does. I'd say most people who do, eventually slip up. If you never get caught, bravo to you. That careful planning, covering your ass, and stress probably cost you more than it was worth.

20 Nov 2012 11:38 AM
rickythepenguin     
my wife and i basically have "open" email privileges. we don't actively check but it's like, if she's on and i'm watching tv, i'll ask her to check or vice versa. but we don't snoop around. i don't get very many emails anyways. 90% of my comms with friends are via call/text and i don't really keep in touch with any fark people any more. so my email inbox is usually spam from the various retailers i might use (amazon, LiveNation, races, Huge Black Jugs, Ghetto Gaggin MILFs, Forbes, etc.)

20 Nov 2012 11:38 AM
Pair-o-Dice     
or clearing browser history.

Well duh! Can't let her know where I'm getting my pron.

20 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
I May Be Crazy But...     

jst3p: If "trust" requires that you read each others email, well that isn't what I think "trust" looks like.


True, dat.

20 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
AutumnWind     
I have so many e-mail accounts. Mostly because I eventually get spam, then more spam .... and it grows to the point that I can't even find my real e-mail inbetween all of the spam messages so I make a fresh account. And it's good to have an account just for when you sign up for things and you don't want updates from those people in your regular mail.

I can't imagine being concerned about what a boyfriend does with his e-mail. But if I did feel concerned maybe it's not a good relationship to be in.

20 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
darth_badger     
I met my partner using my secret email account.

20 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
farkingnotworking     

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: has.


Thank you.

Farking subject/verb agreement, how does it work?

20 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
rickythepenguin     

Devo: 1 work email
1 personal email very little spam
1 old hotmail account for Xbox LIve. Never check that one.
1 spam away account. I buy things with this one. Anything that asks me for an email address to sign up for it account. I only check this one if I need to return something or get a tracking number.



1 public email (this one)
1 private email
1 gmail that i check about once a month. nothign but dust and cobwebs and tumbleweeds rolling across the screen)

20 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
Pair-o-Dice     

jst3p: Wait, some people let their partner know their main email account password?


Yea, wut dafuq?

/hell to the no

20 Nov 2012 11:41 AM
genepool lifeboat     

jfivealive: stress probably cost you more than it was worth.

jfivealive: stress probably cost you more than it was worth.

jfivealive: stress probably cost you more than it was worth.


20 Nov 2012 11:41 AM
Zel     
did someone say BIE?
It's very important.

20 Nov 2012 11:42 AM
WhippingBoy     
I'm kind of 50/50... my girlfriend knows about it, but my wife doesn't.

20 Nov 2012 11:43 AM
Bumblefark     
My wife has my email password...we got lazy a while back, and just started using the same password for all accounts we have, in case the other person needs to access it. (I have things like bank statements delivered to mine that, if hit by a bus, she should probably be able to fish out). Seriously doubt she sits around reading my emails...

20 Nov 2012 11:43 AM
iheartscotch     

seadoo2006: iheartscotch: Their on to us; everyone, purge your tertiary email accounts.


There was never a war; we were invited; punch was served; ask Poland.

/ also, D'OH

20 Nov 2012 11:43 AM
iollow     

jst3p: Wait, some people let their partner know their main email account password?


Lots of older couples have one e-mail address, from their ISP, and share it.

20 Nov 2012 11:44 AM
3rdtimearound     
Only one in five? So four out of five men don't care about the last bit of privacy they could possibly enjoy for the rest of their lives?

20 Nov 2012 11:44 AM
jst3p    [TotalFark]  

Bumblefark: My wife has my email password...we got lazy a while back, and just started using the same password for all accounts we have, in case the other person needs to access it.


I can't think of a single reason she would "need" access to my email.

(I have things like bank statements delivered to mine that, if hit by a bus, she should probably be able to fish out).

If it is a joint account she has access to the statements. If it isn't she has access to the account when you die anyway.

Seriously doubt she sits around reading my emails...

I don't know her so I can't say for sure but if I were a betting man I would bet you were wrong.

20 Nov 2012 11:46 AM
Dimensio     

jst3p: Dimensio: I am too technically inclined and security-conscious to consider giving anyone, even a significant other, access to my email accounts. I cannot comprehend needing a "secret" email account to hide correspondence from a significant other, because any significant other that I would have would have no reason to access my standard email accounts.

This.

I don't have hers and she doesn't have mine. If "trust" requires that you read each others email, well that isn't what I think "trust" looks like.


When previously in a relationship, my significant other did not have a login password for my computer, and I did not have a login password for his. The concept of giving a romantic partner access to private computer accounts is incomprehensible to me.

20 Nov 2012 11:46 AM
BHShaman     
People still have a browser history on a shared PC?

I start mine up in Privacy mode.
Ex used to biatch because she has to re-search stuff instead of hitting history.
Tell her it must be a setting or something, I'll figure it out later.

20 Nov 2012 11:47 AM
jst3p    [TotalFark]  

BHShaman: People still have a browser history on a shared PC?

I start mine up in Privacy mode.
Ex used to biatch because she has to re-search stuff instead of hitting history.
Tell her it must be a setting or something, I'll figure it out later.


I don't even have an account on her laptop and vice versa.

20 Nov 2012 11:48 AM
Mrs.Sharpier    [TotalFark]  
ha! as if anyone with an ultrafark account is attractive enough to score some side slaw

20 Nov 2012 11:49 AM
Bumblefark     

jst3p: Bumblefark: My wife has my email password...we got lazy a while back, and just started using the same password for all accounts we have, in case the other person needs to access it.

I can't think of a single reason she would "need" access to my email.

(I have things like bank statements delivered to mine that, if hit by a bus, she should probably be able to fish out).

If it is a joint account she has access to the statements. If it isn't she has access to the account when you die anyway.

Seriously doubt she sits around reading my emails...

I don't know her so I can't say for sure but if I were a betting man I would bet you were wrong.


After 17 years together, there just aren't any dirty little secrets left to find...I think I passed the "Ok, your private life is safe for me to ignore" test a while back.

20 Nov 2012 11:50 AM
AutumnWind     
I wouldn't give a partner my e-mail password though. What would they need it for? I get messages from friends and clients who are writing to me and not expecting the messages to be shared. There is no deep dark secrets in my mail ... just mostly friends who are girls saying how their day is ... but I know if I wrote to them I wouldn't want their boyfriends reading it because I'm writing to THEM not anybody else. Even if all we do is say silly and boring things .. it's still our conversations to each other.

20 Nov 2012 11:50 AM
StashMonster     
I would never even consider giving someone my email password unless it was some kind of emergency. It just wouldn't occur to me and would seem like an invasion of privacy even though there isn't anything very private in there. I'm with the people who think that if you feel the need to do that then THAT shows a lack of trust.

Likewise I hate people who sort through my post in the morning and make remarks about what post I have. It isn't any of their business and I had a controlling ex who did this every day (among many other things which added up to a bad picture).

I have lost count of how many email addresses I have. It is so easy to make new ones whenever you like. Like many people I have tried creating addresses for different things. I expect the real truth is more like 1 in 5 have at least 1 email address their partner doesn't know.

If it really is the case that 1 in 5 have a secret email just for sexeh talk then I do despair. But I doubt it is true.

20 Nov 2012 11:51 AM
ph0rk     
Only one in five?

20 Nov 2012 11:53 AM
Baggins     
Ultrafark's a sausagefest.....

20 Nov 2012 11:54 AM
hundreddollarman    [TotalFark]  
I have three: work, personal and my UltraFark email I use when signing up for stuff online.

20 Nov 2012 11:57 AM
JackieRabbit     

Dimensio: jst3p: Dimensio: I am too technically inclined and security-conscious to consider giving anyone, even a significant other, access to my email accounts. I cannot comprehend needing a "secret" email account to hide correspondence from a significant other, because any significant other that I would have would have no reason to access my standard email accounts.

This.

I don't have hers and she doesn't have mine. If "trust" requires that you read each others email, well that isn't what I think "trust" looks like.

When previously in a relationship, my significant other did not have a login password for my computer, and I did not have a login password for his. The concept of giving a romantic partner access to private computer accounts is incomprehensible to me.


I agree with you. A mere boyfriend or girlfriend is not entitled to such private information. Until there is a commitment of exclusivity - as in cohabiting or marrying - it's none of his/her business.

20 Nov 2012 11:58 AM
CapeFearCadaver    [TotalFark]  

Devo: 1 work email
1 personal email very little spam
1 old hotmail account for Xbox LIve. Never check that one.
1 spam away account. I buy things with this one. Anything that asks me for an email address to sign up for it account. I only check this one if I need to return something or get a tracking number.


Yep. And, I'd never even think of giving anyone my password. Ever. Not hiding anything, but if you think I am then you have trust issues and I don't need to be with you.

20 Nov 2012 11:58 AM
Gaseous Anomaly     
Mrs. Anomaly and I share a password database, run a mail server together, and check one anothers' phones on request, because those things are more convenient. So far no trouble.

20 Nov 2012 12:02 PM
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