What Your Personal E-Mail Provider Says About You

What Your Personal E-Mail Provider Says About You

If your car says something about you, so does your personal e-mail address. Here's a look at the message -- and perhaps age -- you're projecting.

A big blast from the long-distant past (think 1979, for its first e-mail service) that's owned by AOL....and is very much still in business. Who knew?


Microsoft's hotmail is still going strong as "Windows Live Hotmail," claiming 270 million users worldwide in 2008.

TYPICAL USER: A buttoned-down guy or gal with a deep love of all-things-Microsoft and intense dislike of everybody else (especially those fanboys).

Hey, um... it's free!

TYPICAL USER: Anti-establishment to the core, you LOVE your account simply because everyone constantly asks you "Dude, what is Operamail?"

No E-mail Account

"What is e-mail again?"

TYPICAL USER: You are in your late teens or early 20s and you equate sending e-mails with using a fax machine, watching broadcast TV or buying CDs-lame. You text and/or IM, and that's it. TTYL.

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