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Definition of Joint Email Addresses: We-Mail

Definition: We-Mail

Noun. The joint venture that is a couple using a single email address, i.e., "janeandjohn@gmail.com".

Can be the primary email address for the couple, or in addition to their personal email addresses.

Usage: "I can't believe Jane and John have one email address. I never pegged them as a We-Mail couple."

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sparklestar sparklestar 6 years
We wouldn't share an email address. We are not that tech incompetent. I associate these with stupid people who I wouldn't want to email anyway...
cptnruthless cptnruthless 6 years
My boyfriend and I have one, simply because it's easier to email a single contact rather than both of us (or only one and the other forgetting to forward it!). Mostly his mum uses it to send pictures, but we also use it for our blockbuster subscription so we can both see what movie is coming next on our iphones! :-)
cocoacrispie cocoacrispie 6 years
I don't like it because it seems to take away a person's ability to speak for themselves. I guess it could work for some people and it's not like I have anything to hide, but I do like speaking my own mind.
macgirl macgirl 6 years
My parents have one and it's fine, especially since my mom is the only one using it. My brother and sister-in-law on the other hand are horrible with it. I hate emailing my brother and having her reply. I never know who I'm emailing or if he even gets some of my emails. And as far as the facebook thing goes my brother isn't on there but tells my SIL what to say to people. So she does a lot of posts "your brother says...." Stop talking for him! If he has anything to say let him say it. Wow, I think this hit a sore spot with me ;-)
TsuKata TsuKata 6 years
I don't see why this is viewed as a negative thing. My husband and I have a shared e-mail address. It auto-forwards to both of our regular e-mail addresses. Using GMail's nifty multi-account feature on GAFYD, we can send from the joint address so that replies go to both of us automatically. Our relatives love it. It's one e-mail address to remember instead of two.
supercoolnat supercoolnat 6 years
I made one of these for wedding planning purposes, to keep all the info in one central place. It still exists, but we never use it. And it was really only me using it anyway, so it really did end up being pointless (in addition to a little tacky - although tacky is allowed when it's wedding-related, right?)
Zivanod Zivanod 6 years
Unless it's some kind or work or hobby email/website, I think it's better to have separate accounts.
lattegoodness lattegoodness 6 years
Ugh, gag me. I really hate it when people do this, especially when it's on facebook or myspace. There needs to be separation between people, this is just ridiculous. (And no, this isn't coming from a bitter single girl, I'm in a happy, committed relationship.)
verily verily 6 years
My parents share a joint email address. It works for them, but it's not overly obvious like jackandjill@blah.com.
PinkLizzie PinkLizzie 6 years
I think it's even funnier when couples have a joint facebook account. I really only see this in people who joined facebook after being married, but it's pretty weird.
luminousfae luminousfae 6 years
NEVER. Do people really do that?
melizzle melizzle 6 years
How silly. The only joint account we have is for our freelance work.
starangel82 starangel82 6 years
I always laugh at those email address.
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