Editing your tech life

I’m in the process of changing email addresses. I’ve had my old one for so many years that I really didn’t realize what a pain it is to change! It’s worse than moving. When you move you know who you need to notify – everyone who sends you something in the mail needs to know where to send something the next time. And the post office will help by forwarding your mail for a period of time so you don’t miss anything.

When you change your email address sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know. Does my bank have my email address or not? I don’t remember. They don’t email me, but you never know if some day they might want to. And my frequent flier company. Oh damn, what about my credit card company? Maybe I don’t want them to know. I’m sure someone somewhere will fall off my list and will never contact me again. Which can be a good thing too. How to lose an old boyfriend – oops! forgot to let him know that my email address has changed.

The good thing about this is that I should stop getting really annoying spam, at least in the short term. I did a stupid thing and gave out my one and only email address to shopping websites and that’s when the spam started. I should have made aliases that I could easily kill, just for shopping. Now I know better.

My new email is with gmail. I’m giving Google a go. Gmail and Blogger. Let’s see what Google can do for me for free what I was paying $99 a year for on .mac. I’ll write soon with a gmail review once I’ve been using it for a little while. So far, so good.

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