When the Irish Times opened up their Ireland.com domain to free email registration recently I quickly nabbed the novelty address of firstname.lastname@example.org reckoning that would be far more beneficial to the cultivation of international relations than the parochial email@example.com ;-)
I sent a few test emails without trouble and drafted a concilliatory message to Sarkozy before.... real world email got in the way. Sadly it appears I didn't read the Term and Conditions of use too well (who the hell ever does?) because I missed this bit -
That's the bit Ronan from tech support kindly pointed out to me this morning before adding - "Having an email name such as firstname.lastname@example.org has the potential to be misconstrued, so we have had no alternative to lock the account."
Now why didn't I send that note to Obama while I had the chance?