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I'm searching for the term (and trust me, I had read it somewhere) that refers to a person who checks emails too frequently.

It's a sort of obsessive compulsive disorder. I want this term because I come across such people too frequently these days. After all, mails are now available on smartphones.

  • I don't call him, I send him an email... :-) – Kiwy Mar 13 '14 at 11:29
  • @Kiwy good gag. A smiley is needed though! – Maulik V Mar 13 '14 at 11:33
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    Hi, Is this possible -> "email-holic" ? (-: – user3214 Mar 13 '14 at 11:54
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    Thanks,I think it's Not too bad for my first attempt at answering others :) – user3214 Mar 13 '14 at 12:05
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    @GATA brilliant... wait... you nailed it. I'm answering myself for that! – Maulik V Mar 13 '14 at 12:06
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Thanks a ton GATA. You showed me a direction to search on the Internet.

Though not official but researchers have used the term. It is - emailaholic.

The term was mentioned when the researchers studied the cases of people suffering from anxiety/depression as they could not access the Internet/mails. The anxiety even got a name - Discomgoogolation.

-aholic suffix is used with a noun.

-aholic: liking something very much and unable to stop doing or using it.

Thanks again, GATA.

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    My pleasure :) You have answered many of my questions. I will be happy to help you in return. – user3214 Mar 13 '14 at 12:24
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    @GATA Yeah! The term was too common but I just missed it. You tickled my noodle in time! I was searching for the phrase, instead, should have searched for the term. haha.... – Maulik V Mar 13 '14 at 12:26
  • If their persistent email reading is work related, they could be called a workaholic. – Gaʀʀʏ Mar 13 '14 at 14:37
  • Downvoter will you enlighten me please :) – Maulik V Mar 13 '14 at 15:12
  • -aholic (or -oholic) comes from the term "alcoholic". The first such term I remember seeing is "workoholic" which morphed into "workaholic" at some point. – BobRodes Mar 13 '14 at 17:21
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Not a word specifically for checking emails, but a Nomophobe is someone who fears being without a smartphone.

  • +1 as smartphones generally have the Internet connection. Also, this is close. A person with nomophobia is nomophobic I guess. – Maulik V Mar 13 '14 at 12:43

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