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You know when you're checking your email obsessively and then you hear that telltale DING! of a new email and you prepare yourself for whatever this email may contain from whatever university and then, alas, it is only spam.

All day, everyday.

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My favorite so far has been one university I applied to sent me an email that said, "Congratulations! You will be pleased to know . . ." I almost stopped reading at that point as my body washed over with emotions, I paused, and then continued to read, "that your application. . ." double gulp! "has been forwarded to the department for review."

Really!

Yes, really.

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My favorite so far has been one university I applied to sent me an email that said, "Congratulations! You will be pleased to know . . ." I almost stopped reading at that point as my body washed over with emotions, I paused, and then continued to read, "that your application. . ." double gulp! "has been forwarded to the department for review."

Really!

Yes, really.

That. Is. Ridiculous.

Wow.

I almost did a backflip today because I got a voicemail from Yale's area code. Then I remembered that it's MY area code too, and it was a call about my town's high school. Poo.

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Um...yes. This. I am positively murderous when my email pings. I've spread the word to various loved ones (the ones I'd prefer not to wish I could punch in the face) that they should not email me for any reason. Sometimes my sadistic phone will ping when I have no email.

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My favorite so far has been one university I applied to sent me an email that said, "Congratulations! You will be pleased to know . . ." I almost stopped reading at that point as my body washed over with emotions, I paused, and then continued to read, "that your application. . ." double gulp! "has been forwarded to the department for review."

Really!

Yes, really.

That has to be intentional or incredibly ignorant. There's no way they could be that oblivious to the effect that an email worded like that would have on an applicant. I would have started to celebrate before I got to the part about my application being forwardedangry.gif

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I have rage-unsubscribed from many email lists this week.

This! Me too. Suddenly I have little tolerance for emails about stuff I'm not so interested in anymore.

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I'm on my department's listserv and between that, my two 18C listservs, and the college in general, I woke up to the lovely number "(9)" in my gmail.

I freaked. I thought somehow I got like 6 notifications at 2:30 in the morning. So pathetic.

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Last week I made a gmail filter that sorts ALL emails related to my applications (key words are the names of the schools) into a special inbox... Once I see the (1) in that inbox I may or may not have a brain aneurysm. Just a small one.

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You know when you're checking your email obsessively and then you hear that telltale DING! of a new email and you prepare yourself for whatever this email may contain from whatever university and then, alas, it is only spam.

All day, everyday.

Oh my god... this is an available feature? How can I get my email to make a noise when new mail comes in? I know... it will contribute to the insanity, but how, how can I get this?

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Last week I made a gmail filter that sorts ALL emails related to my applications (key words are the names of the schools) into a special inbox... Once I see the (1) in that inbox I may or may not have a brain aneuysm. Just a small one.

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Please share your secret :D

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My favorite so far has been one university I applied to sent me an email that said, "Congratulations! You will be pleased to know . . ." I almost stopped reading at that point as my body washed over with emotions, I paused, and then continued to read, "that your application. . ." double gulp! "has been forwarded to the department for review."

Really!

Yes, really.

Ouch... That's terrible!

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Outlook notifies me of new emails... I know some web-based emails do, but I'm not sure which ones.

Gmail has a desktop notification - so you get a little popup at the bottom of your screen when you get a new email. I also created a filter in my gmail that sends email about my schools to a sms on my phone.

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Last week I made a gmail filter that sorts ALL emails related to my applications (key words are the names of the schools) into a special inbox... Once I see the (1) in that inbox I may or may not have a brain aneurysm. Just a small one.

GREAT idea! I just did the same. A lifesaver!

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Gmail has a desktop notification - so you get a little popup at the bottom of your screen when you get a new email. I also created a filter in my gmail that sends email about my schools to a sms on my phone.

Just did this. Thanks for the idea!

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Please share your secret :D

Extra points for Pauly D. Don't judge me that I remember that episode. Instructions: If you have gmail, you can go to "make a filter" (by the search bar) and list the key words in emails that gmail should filter. I did 6 filters for my (you guessed it) 6 schools. For each new filter it asks what you should do w/the email, so click "Skip Inbox" and "Apply Label". You will then have to create a new label (which is really a new inbox)... Mine is "No Big Deal, Who Cares?" as I'm hoping the irony will make me chuckle even if it's a rejection email. This new inbox should appear to the left of your screen!

I've used this filter to sort emails from the family, bank statements (gag), and my general correspondence with famous celebrities so that I can keep it all straight. Really though, DO IT.

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Extra points for Pauly D. Don't judge me that I remember that episode. Instructions: If you have gmail, you can go to "make a filter" (by the search bar) and list the key words in emails that gmail should filter. I did 6 filters for my (you guessed it) 6 schools. For each new filter it asks what you should do w/the email, so click "Skip Inbox" and "Apply Label". You will then have to create a new label (which is really a new inbox)... Mine is "No Big Deal, Who Cares?" as I'm hoping the irony will make me chuckle even if it's a rejection email. This new inbox should appear to the left of your screen!

I've used this filter to sort emails from the family, bank statements (gag), and my general correspondence with famous celebrities so that I can keep it all straight. Really though, DO IT.

LOL! The girlfriend and I watch it regularly, it is fairly entertaining.

and I googled how to do it, and now have notifications coming to my phone via SMS.

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The counter positive to this? I was sitting at home, at 11.30 on a Saturday evening, doing nothing but obsessively checking my e-mail (ahem).

And then suddenly, I got an e-mail from the director of a program telling me I had been admitted and was fully-funded.

So, perhaps obsessive-compulsive behavior can occasionally pay off?

Congrats!

There is hope for the Obsessive compulsive email checkers out there.

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