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Setting up a good email account is very simple, so there is no need to share an account with a grandson. A few simple steps are necessary to separate the accounts.
Hi, Leo. My question is my grandson uses my email for his Facebook. I want it deleted if he can. He also uses my email on his home computer. He gets about 25 emails a day. Can he use my email for home so that I don't get it on my computer? Can you help?
In this excerpt from Answercast #33, I look at a shared email account and recommend that it be separated into two accounts.
The answer here, honestly, is really simple:
There's absolutely no reason anymore for him to use your email address. You can go out and get a free one at Google's Gmail, or Hotmail, or Yahoo. He should simply be using his own email address and getting his own email on his own computer.
That's absolutely something he can, and should, be doing.
Once he does so, I would recommend also that you: change the password on your own account – on your own email.
Simply to make sure that he doesn't accidentally use it, or that he doesn't accidentally share it when he's not supposed to. Keep your email secure and separate from his.
So that's the bottom line. You know? He should just get his own email
address and everything should be separate.
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