I have been slowly phasing out an e-mail address that I have had since high school and I think I am finally ready to dump it and never look back.
From about sophomore year in college I have received an extremely large amount of spam at this particular address. I found out my junior year that Texas Tech had given a lot of student addresses (read: all) to third party companies to send out mass communications with the student population. As a result, these companies sold our addresses to other places which in turn sold them to spammers. Since my @ttu.edu was tied to this e-mail account I received an even larger amount of spam.
So, over the past month or so I have been going through and changing all of my communication e-mail addresses on sites to my Gmail address. I think I have been able to get most of them, though I’ve stumbled on a few that I completely forgot about.
It will be really nice to never have to look at this e-mail account ever again.