Dad: "How can I get a list of all the places where I used that email?"
Me: "You can't."
or this one...
Mom: "[all these other people] have gmail.com, can't you just use that?"
Me: "No. People will start sending me all of his email because firstname.lastname@example.org is me." (We have the same name. Their fault, not mine.)
Dad: "Well are you still using that for anything?"
Sure, Dad, let me unload my YouTube, all of my Android devices, and everything else just so you can have an email address that makes it ambiguous which one of us they're actually reaching.
But this one takes the cake...
Mom: "But which one are you using?"
Me: "I run my own. I've always run my own. You know that."
Mom: [confused] "How can you even do that?"
Me: [incredulous pause] "Do you even know who I am?"
Apparently they haven't been paying attention for the last 30 years. What did they think I was doing with the computer when I was a teenager?
I wonder how many non-techno adults are afraid their children are hacking major corporations because they don't understand what they're doing.
(Or, for that matter, how many children are actually hacking from their parent's home, to the parent's ignorance?)
And I think changing email might be even more painful than changing physical address. Though, I'm thinking it's a great way to get rid of junk. Just like changing physical address as well.
Any time my parents ask me what I do, I tell them to watch the movie Hackers. When they ask which one I am, I respond with yes.
um, you can make him an address for gmail that isn't the same as yours. like ArthurDent (instead of ArtDent) or MrArtDent, or ArtDentSr.
Mine is TrilMiddlename rather than TrilLastname.
Yes, I just changed your last name to Dent.
The question is whether your version of L, TU, & E says kneebiter or asshole?
Even though my dad is *not* using gmail at all, I occasionally get messages to my gmail address that were intended for him. People just guess.
The truth is, even though my gmail has an autoresponder that shouts back at you "I DID NOT AND WILL NOT READ YOUR MESSAGE" it does go to a separate "gmail" folder on my Citadel account. But most of what comes in is just noise.