Tuesday a small miracle will happen in my tiny apartment.....ok it's a hovel.
After ten years of dial-up I will be getting Road Runner cable access for the computer, and it is only ten dollars per month more, at least for the first twelve months. So yes VV, you too can probably afford it.
Now my question. What guidelines do you folks have for picking a name for e-mail? My current e-mail name is klaatu51, which has some meaning for me but sounds a bit goofy for others.
__________________ "There is no greater wonder than the way the face and character of a woman fit so perfectly in a man's mind, and stay there, and he could never tell you why. It just seems it was the thing he most wanted." Robert Louis Stevenson
First off, I wouldn't worry about the email for your dialup. It makes more sense to me to get a yahoo, hotmail, or gmail account as your primary email. You can access those accounts easily from any computer. I don't even know how to access my parents cox email account from satellite computers.
As far as your new name, depends on what it's used for. email@example.com is a good format to follow. Or firstname.lastname@example.org. Those are typical professional formats. For more fun/personal accounts do whatever you want. I suggest not using numbers. It makes remembering the email more difficult as well as typing it. Was her email susy808 or suzy080? john1170 or john1710? It looks stupid imo too.
Your road runner username should be "IHateMyAccount" that way your email address would be IHateMyAccount@roadrunner.com
Or just use a different email server or a forwarding address so no one knows your road runner username is really l0ves_teh_pr0n