I, as many of you, have several email addresses. I have one yahoo address that I've used for ages simply for spam and for all those signup things you run into constantly on the internet. I would like to move this to a gmail account as painlessly as possible. If any of you have interesting recommendations for this, let me know. Of course, the reason for this is because gmail is so much better than yahoo (duh) and it allows for POP access so I can use my client to check it.
Here are my thoughts so far:
--I realize I will have to change one by one all the registered sites where I've used the yahoo address. That is the most painful part. Or I can pay yahoo to use mail forwarding, but that defeats the purpose because if I wanted to pay them, I could just use their pop access anyway.
--I ran across a blog somewhere that suggested I buy a forwarding address so nothing like this happens again. So let's say I buy firstname.lastname@example.org
as a forward for any free service I use whether it's yahoo or gmail, then I never have to worry again about this stuff. That's fine, but I don't want to pay for a spam address. And, I know it's not 100%, but I'm not that worried about google stopping their free service. If they do, many, many people will be pissed. Besides, I already use a paid service for my important account.
So that's what I'm thinking. Advice anyone?