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Where Do You Stand? We-Mail

I'm sure you've all heard of we-mail by now, but if you're unfamiliar with the term, it's simply a shared email address couples use in lieu of individual ones. While the idea is kind of cute, it makes it almost impossible to have a confidential conversation with someone besides your significant other. Sure, it's great for making plans, paying bills, and coordinating work events, but I'd take privacy over convenience any day of the week.

We-mail seems to be catching on fast, so tell me, where do you stand on sharing an email address with your significant other?

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babysoftpink babysoftpink 8 years
I boycott we-mail. Although all my emails goes to 2 blackberries. I have multiple email address for different purpose. For example, professional organization will be with an alias of my first and last name. Pet society, I have a cutesy pet name of my first pet. Friends on facebook, a different email and work email is for work purpose and emergence only! You get the idea, right, no need for me to continue?
bleached bleached 8 years
No thank you. I like my own email.
lindssaurussss lindssaurussss 8 years
dumb. couples dont need to share everything. especially something that small. i agree with jacrabbit84 it looks like something couples do to keep tabs. god people should have a life!
Meike Meike 8 years
My husband and I each have our individual email accounts and a joint one for invites/events. We do share passwords in case one of us can't immediately access our account when needed. We don't have anything hide between the two of us, anyway.
thelorax thelorax 8 years
I think it's kind of stupid, but I do know a few married couples that do have joint e-mail/myspace/facebook accounts. My husband and I each have our own, but he does check mine when I'm not around. I don't have anything to hide from him, but when he does this it feels like he's expecting to find something... and yeah, it's especially annoying when I walk into the room and find him pouring over a string of confidential e-mails from work, or a personal conversation with my girl friends. It seems like if couples do this voluntarily, they must feel like they have to keep tabs on each other at all times and be aware of every incoming/outgoing communication.
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
Pointless!!!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
Co-dependency. I like my privacy. I wouldn't share an email address with my husband.
saraedavila saraedavila 8 years
I think this is a terrible idea! There are all sorts of applications that will allow you to share and sync events without having access you one anothers personal accounts. This is just a cheap excuse to outright spy.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
No. Incidentally, I know married couples that do this. While I think it's fine for them, it's certainly not for us.
queenegg queenegg 8 years
Never, ever, ever!
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
No thanks.
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
This reminds me of people who have joint facebook or myspace accounts - makes me want to puke. I can see it for shared bills or events, but keep your own accounts on the side, too!
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
Hmm, I don't really think there is a problem with individual email accounts. But I do agree it would be very handy for planning big events like weddings or other parties and such.
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
^Kind of like a bank account. No matter what, my own bank account, no one else will ever have unrestricted access to. I'll leave my password in my will, but that's it -_-.
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 8 years
I think it's okay to have a joint email as long as you have your own individual email addressses as well.
Nak-Nak Nak-Nak 8 years
I think it is very lame. But what is worse than that is when people assume that the address of one person is sufficient to email to reach both people. There are several people on my inlaws side of the family that have me (my personal email address) in their address book as "Me and My Husband". We have separate email addresses! If you only send something to me, I don't assume you intended to send ot to him or vice versa. Plus my email address is clearly mine and not joint. It is my first initial and last name - my husband and I do not have the same last name.
mona777 mona777 8 years
I have never heard of this before! I definitely don't like the idea. It seems silly and lame.. .
jazzytummy jazzytummy 8 years
Good lord, whatever happened to privacy and individuality? I may be old school, but I think too much "communication" and "sharing" is stifing...voice mail, e-mail, texting, now we-mail... can't people do anything by themselves anymore? I knew someone whose teenage daughter was addicted to her phone. As a joke, some friend of her's took it, and she literally had a panic attack, short of breath, rapid heart rate, etc, plus she was sobbing her head off, like someone had died. UGGGHH!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Like some other people, I think it's a good idea to have a joint account if need be, but still maintain separate accounts.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I don't mind it for planning a wedding, but even then it is still kind of lame. And I hate ones that are "amyandbobforever@email.com". Those I laugh at.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
Skigurl- or people could just input both email addresses when they are sending something to "the Smiths"! My bf forwards me emails from his family and flight plans/reservations, and I do the same, but for the most part, people really get the idea that we're two separate, busy people who can check our own email! It's not the same as a house address, and gmail makes email so freaking easy, I can't see how you would need something like this unless you are an older technology-phobe couple, or for something temporary!
skigurl skigurl 8 years
it seems like people are thinking of young couples doing this and how nerdy that is, but think of a family home address....like "thesmiths@aol.com" ... that's "wemail" technically...it's pretty normal
candace87 candace87 8 years
Some of my friends' parents that are just understanding how e-mail works have this:p just because one of them understands more than the other so it makes it easier. Otherwise the less-informed one would never read their emails. If you are older, have been married for a long time, and don't need the email address for work or anything, then sure why not?
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
Sounds like a good idea if you're using it as a couple thing such as planning for events or other stuff you both want to be kept in the loop for. New groups etc that you're both a part of or whatever. More for information and stuff you're both a part of. Like say, buying tickets to concerts online or stuff like that. So you both can check up on it. But I wouldn't use it for personal use. I mean I'd probably give my SO my email password to check something for me if I'm not near a computer, but it's not like I use the same password for everything LoL, and it's not like I have only 1 email address lol (try 5, hahaha). W/e, nothing to hide anything. It's not like I'd be doing anything questionable.
emalove emalove 8 years
Yeah, I can see if it's for wedding-related things...I don't really think there's anything wrong with it. I just personally wouldn't do it.
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