Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2005.

It might not have aged well for any number of reasons, so keep that in mind when reading (or clicking outgoing links!).

I now use Gmail

Posted 23 August 2005

The time is ripe to announce my new email address: I am going to take the next year to switch to Gmail, because it has more features and space than both Yahoo and Hotmail combined. My email address is:

kurtmckee gmail com

Insert the 'at' and 'dot' where appropriate.

Gmail makes switching as easy as pie -- you can tell Gmail to forward all of your email to a different email address while transitioning! In my case, Gmail will funnel my email to my Northwestern account until I graduate. I get a full year to tell people about my new email address, but I only have to check my email in one place. Booyahkasha!

On a similar note, Google has now entered the instant messaging arena, and they are of course using the very beautiful Jabber. Their IM software integrates with Gmail, so I hope all of you take the time to get a Gmail account, since you'll be all set for email and IM.

Update your addressbook!