Some people's e-mail address
tells you a lot about them. For example, esteemed e2god Uberfetus
' address is email@example.com. This can tell you several things (and I better be good, he might read this). The most obvious is that he uses a Mac
. Mac.com is owned by Apple
, and available only to people who use their iTools
service, which is only available to users of MacOS 9
. So we know Uberfetus uses either a fairly new Mac, or he upgraded the OS. Second, he likes Kraftwerk
, a pseudo-industrial german
band. Other examples would be people whose address ends in @hotmail
.com. This says the person is either:
- Wants to access their address anywhere.
- Just got on the internet and can't figure out a POP or IMAP client.
Yet another example, a more extreme one, is my old 9th grade government
teacher's e-mail address. The suffix is: @chhs.k12.nc.us. Starting from the right, he is in the US. He is in North Carolina
. He teaches (K-12). He is at Chapel Hill
High School. We know now, just from his e-mail address, that he teaches at CHHS in North Carolina.
It's amazing, isn't it!
Mine's firstname.lastname@example.org, now tell me who I am.