I might be married to Comcast because of my email address

So my wife and I are tossing around the idea of getting rid of Comcast cable and going with a Netflix type of thing. We would miss some of our favorite channels but it is seriously hard to justify the money that we are spending on television.

The biggest pain that I am finding out is that my email is tied in to Comcast. When I set up this account and started using it as my primary email address, I never realized I was making a huge mistake. I should have gone with an independent like Yahoo or Gmail. In my ignorant defense, this was a long time ago. I was young and needed the money…oh wait, that was something else.

I know this isn’t the biggest tragedy in the world but I now I find myself tied to Comcast because of my email. Besides the obvious of switching my contacts to a brand new email, there is a ton of stuff that I am finding out that is tied in to this address. My college, certain bills, Twitter, Facebook, my church, Cubs season tickets, and the list goes on and on.


How did it get to the point where my email address became part of my identity? Or did it? I guess I will have to start the process of finding a new email address from somewhere and then figuring out what and where my old address is tied into. The list is pretty significant and I don’t think I realized that until this possible switch took place.

This seems like a process I had to go through when the MRI place de-magnetized my entire wallet of credit cards and ID’s. They said that it was impossible and it couldn’t have happened there but it sure does seem like a strange coincidence that they worked prior to going there but failed to afterwards.

Maybe I should see how long I could go without an active email address? From the look of things, I don’t think I would last very long.


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