Do you ever find yourself judging e-mail addresses?
It seems like a few years ago everyone had an AOL address with a cute name. Then colleges and recruiters told everyone to be professional and drop the cutesy monikers. So now instead of firstname.lastname@example.org it’s email@example.com Now, all that’s really left to judge is your e-mail provider.
I’ve found myself inadvertently making judgments about someone just because they still use an AOL address or a juno address (until yesterday I really didn’t know juno still existed, I swear). Especially since it seems Gmail is the number one choice followed by hotmail/msn and then yahoo.
Is there a hierarchy to e-mail providers? Have you ever been judged by your e-mail address?