I got a very early invite to create a Gmail account which means I snagged [email protected]
rather than [email protected]
You wouldn't believe the number of my namesakes who think they own my email address, give it out to their friends, acquaintances and colleagues. They sign themselves up for all sorts of services and rubbish on-line which I have to unregister from or bar. It's not like it's a super common name.
All their friends who I have politely replied to have turned out to be complete ****s as well as the few namesakes themselves I've managed to contact. One of them is the son of a rather famous American racist who has, according to the emails I have received, has inherited his father's distasteful ideology.
It is nice to have an easily remembered email address if you know my name but I'm starting to think it's a poisoned chalice.
I'd also like to rant about the sites on-line which allow people to sign up without confirmation of email address and then send endless offers.
Utter biscuits, the lot of 'em.