So you guys never cruise through your SPAM folder to double-check that something didn't get misrouted? I do that in both Hotmail and Gmail. Maybe I should stop.
I kind of feel guilty about the Gmail thing. A guy I met for like two hours while on vacation in Paris gave me an invite and now I have an account, but I barely use it. I still use Hotmail as my primary account, mostly because I've had it since 1997 and everyone knows it now. I think it would be a pain in the butt to switch over now.
No, it's easy! You just need to transition people over and updating someone's email address is the easiest thing. Just monitor both accounts for a while, and when they send to hotmail you just remind them "my address is now mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
, use it or lose it!" and voila, that's it.
Checking spam folders are basically an exercise in futility.... unless you're like me and occasionally feel a rush from reading about things like:
"Number one natural weight loss suppressant"
"Dear beloved friend, My names are Larry Obi, I will be 17 by 1st July this year and I am in my final year in computer training school and an orphan."
"Keith,Losing your hair? Get a hair loss DVD - no payment required" (they know my name AND that I'm losing my hair!!!)
"Vidios qoxs: spicy zxst Cyprians eua ass xwqo *expletive removed* by huc Man!" (There were only 3 English words in that subject and I had to remove one of them)
If you're a battery, you're either working or you're dead....