Please help me get a cool e-mail address : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Please forgive me for being so far off the main subject here. But I have developed a terrible e-mail envy of and and dazed@confused, et cetera. Could someone please tell me how to get that type of e-mail address?

-- Kirsten Klewin (, February 12, 1999


They are fictitious e-mail addresses, like mine. I just made mine up.

Caution: Try to avoid creating a fictitious address that just might be a real one. E.g., one poster was using Cute (dgi = Don't Get It), but it happens that there is a _real_ Whenever someone answered a question posted by, an e-mail notification went to the real

I don't mind if you use "". It doesn't interfere with anything to use the same fictitious address as another poster.

(except that in the statistics for the forum, there is a list of the most frequent posters, and it's ranked by e-mail address, so all the posters' postings get added together in the total -- not a big deal, to me anyway).

-- No Spam Please (, February 12, 1999.


Oh -- I should have written:

I don't mind if you use the same fictitious e-mail address as mine, but please use a different "handle" (name) with it. I like to sign my postings as "No Spam Please". It's considered polite not to use the same "handle" as someone else.

For example, "Kirsten (" is fine with me and won't interfere with any real e-mail (unless someone registers "" as a real Internet domain in the future).

-- No Spam Please (, February 12, 1999.

Kirsten, if I may be of assistance,

First, determine your baseline coolosity datum point by the following test: Answer this question - "Do you like Neill Diamond?"

If the answer is yes, then stick with what you have as, given current knowledge, there is not sufficient energy in the universe to convert you from anticool.

If the answer is no (or "Who's Neill Diamond?") then, it is mathematically possible to convert you.

Next step, rent "Fast Times at Ridgmont High" and rerun it continuously until you have spontaneously used the word "gnarly" three times in one conversation.

Then type in whatever "e-mail" address you want to make up.

-- Puddintame (, February 12, 1999.

Kirsten Klewin,

You got me thinking about trying to come up with a fictious email too. I have come up with the one below. What do you think? Why don't you try some out on the thread you started.

-- Yude (, February 12, 1999.


Try to use the @ as an a in your cyberture. Thats cool in my book.

I din't do dat, to late now to ch@nge it.

-- Uncle Deedah (, February 12, 1999.

I think I made a mistake before. I am new to this too.

-- Yude (, February 12, 1999.

See what I mean, COOL!

-- Uncle Deedah (, February 12, 1999.

Oooh...I like this thread.

How's this one?

-- Chris (, February 12, 1999.

OOOOOHH, I like it

Inta the top ten!

-- Uncle Deedah (, February 12, 1999.

Kirsten: (I love that name) -- just pick something that suits your "alter ego" -- I have several, myself, using whichever one fits the occasion ;-) How about ""?

-- A (, February 13, 1999.

My guess is Arewyn.. Nordic, Blonde, sort'em out later?

-- Uncle Deedah (, February 13, 1999.

Thank you to all who have kindly and gently advised poor moi. It was an honor to be guided by some of the greatest voices of the forum, the wisdom of whom I appreciatively cherish.

-- Kirsten (, February 13, 1999.

You can get a free, REAL e-mail at places like YAHOO and HOTMAIL. It may take a few tries to get an unused address, so be original. You can then use that account to get answers to YOUR posts here, also works with their pager. You have to remember to check this new account, haven't yet figured how to forward to my real, real address! <:)=

-- Sysman (, February 13, 1999.

WHat's your favorite? Say or


Or a song line: (probably shorther than that would be better, ey?

-- WhyMe (, February 13, 1999.

Regarding my favorite, I'm truly impressed with all of them. However, the elegance and simplicity of a@a and dit@dot seem to resonate for me. My lack of creativity leads me to revere it when I see it.

As to Neill Diamond, when I was younger I would switch off the radio at the first hint of him, but now I will actually tolerate. What does that portend?

-- Kirsten (swedish@butnot.blond), February 13, 1999.

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