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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.

@compuserve.com

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?

TYPICAL USER: Deceased.

@hotmail.com

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 mac.com fanboys).

@operamail.com

Hey, um... it's free!

TYPICAL USER: Anti-establishment to the core, you LOVE your @operamail.com 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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