One perk of my current job is the access I have to press releases and sorting/storing of said releases on corporate newswires. Keep in mind these are all public releases and none of this is insider information; when I have access, the public has access. I just have the tools to find them faster than most folks.
So after reading that hotmail was going to get a revamp coming up this summer, I decided to squat on some email addresses. My yahoo mail, which is almost old enough to drive in some states, has been used for most business transactions in my life now, while my gmail has been used for personal use.
Yahoo has a nice load of fresh spam daily, but now it’s crept into gmail. Given the uncertain future of Yahoo’s business as an independent company, this is the perfect opportunity to get some new hotmail addesses and sort my communications out effectively.
Registering 2 new hotmails (a live.com and hotmail.com) was very quick. The basic name, password, address information took less than 1 minute to do both. Fortunately, the “are you a bot” text recognition pictures were easy to read for once. Nothing worse than buying tickets to a hot concert and not being able to read the Captcha.
So as of today, I have 6 email accounts including a .edu that is run via gmail. I’m pretty sure my first college has 2-5 old emails from all their re-re-re-revised mail clients over the last decade.