I want everything!
November 25, 2008 5:41 PM Subscribe
Communications madness... I have an email address that it's time to dump. It's from a dialup service that I used, and had kept around for emergency purposes. But I almost never use it anymore, and it's costing me something like $7 a month just to keep that email address.
So in making the switch, I'd like to switch to something more portable, not tied to whomever I'm paying for internet access at the moment.
posted by gjc to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I tried to get a gmail address, but they had nothing available that I liked. All the ones based on my name have been taken already.
I don't want to use hotmail or yahoo because those domains sound... uncool. And as much as I hate to admit it, I like to have a short, respectable email address. My current one is email@example.com. That's how I like it.
I do own firstnamelastname.com, but that's a lot of typing and looks unwieldy. lastname.name is not available- held by some company with my name as its acronym. And I'm just not willing to pay $1500 to get them off of it.
Question 1- Can anyone recommend a good, free email provider? All I require from them is pop3 and no ads.
Question 2- Does anyone have any experience with using NetZero (or some other free dialup) service? I would only use it maybe 4 times a year when the cable goes out.
Question 3- Any other general tips on squeezing the most out of ones communication dollar?