Thanks to Marc Orchant and his highly informative “Office Weblog”:http://office.weblogsinc.com, I’ve managed to score a “Gmail”:www.gmail.com “email address”:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. These have a geek cachet as gmail is currently invitation only – an interesting marketing ploy from Google. Gmail itself looks very nice. Exactly the sort of quality you would expect from Google. Hotmail and Yahoo don’t stand a chance, except from user inertia – which will be considerable.
I’m not sure what I am going to use it for as I am pretty happy with “Mailblocks”:www.mailblocks.com. At least I have managed to reserve my name in Gmail (email@example.com is impossible as Gmail usernames have to be six characters minimum).