firstname.lastname@example.org….and proud of it!!!!
I was having an interesting conversation the other night at a friend’s birthday party about email accounts and how to merge them .
Like most people we began, in the 90`s, with either a yahoo or hotmail email account. Then we progressed to a work email address, then maybe a mac one and finally a gmail account. At present, I have two gmail accounts – one is for work and the other is on reserve for when I leave my current employer. My reserve one has only been used for dabbling in Google Plus which still hasn`t grabbed me. My mac.com account is pretty much useless. I don`t bother with it that much anymore. I havent been a big fan of Apple`s me.com services and I find it all rather cumbersome – more so than what it should be if you get my drift. It usually has my electronic receipts in it and spam messages.
Finally I have my run-down, “Failed To Send” hotmail account.
As my friend mentioned to me the other evening , when we compared notes about our IT specialists at work (Alan, past not present!!) they have lashed us with “You still have a hotmail account?” and that is then followed up with,, “Get rid!” and laughter and sniggering. They do not say but it`s clear I am nothing but a simple classroom teacher and they are the Masters of the Domain, Supreme Overlords of the Server etc. etc…
It`s true though. My hotmail account is useless. My mum and older brother are the only ones who use it (along with quite a few bots asking me out on dates and a Nigerian prince who seems to get kidnapped often).
However, for all its current worthlessness, it stills means a lot to me. It has my memories in email messages dating back to 2003. It has a cool robot design. It has Windows Live which I never really worked out. It also has beautiful emails from mates and past lovers, it has a message from my mother about her breast cancer, it has all my travel arrangements about relocating to Japan and it also has job offers and job denials. So I really can`t bring myself to delete my hotmail account. I love it.
So dear reader, have you deleted any of your old email accounts? How did it feel? Do you still have a hotmail or yahoo account? Do you suffer from nostalgia-itis like I do?
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