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Former advisor/coauthor not answering emails

There are a lot of possibilities, including retirement, new job, and death. It is even possible that your emails are going to spam if their mailer doesn't recognize your (presumably new) email address....
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Does it matter which email I use to write to professors?

Better, use your email address that you will keep for long duration. Better to have academic email id (say .edu). However, specifically for your purpose of doing this: let them know I'm applying, and ...
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Does it matter which email I use to write to professors?

The prestige of the university your email account is associated with is of minimal importance. Instead, I would suggest you consider the following desiderata. Use an email address that you can ...
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Does it matter which email I use to write to professors?

Let's put it differently: yes, it matters, and do the reverse of what you think to save yourself a lot of future problems, it will be clearer in 3-4 paragraphs. You are a student and you are trying to ...
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Does it matter which email I use to write to professors?

Your REU account was assigned to make it easier to communicate with you during the REU, not to help you impress people. Use the account from your home institution.
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Does it matter which email I use to write to professors?

Always use a professional one with your name and a web provider. I would discourage you from using a university account unless it is clear that you are just a student there (we make our students use a ...
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Does it matter which email I use to write to professors?

I suggest your home university as it minimizes the possibility of any foul-ups in communication. I think the potential "advantage" of having an email from a more prestigious institution is ...
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