Don’t have a email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, have a email@example.com instead! [Google locks people out of their accounts](https://www.businessinsider.com/google-users-locked-out-after-years-2020-10?r=US&IR=T), to me loss of my email address would be a total disaster. This is the problem with monopolies and something everyone needs to think more about. Imagine a world where a comment somewhere on an unrelated social network wipes out 15 years of email and communication as well as ongoing access to that email address. That’s today and if you don’t look out for these things you can be locked out of incredibly important parts of your own digital world.
So a few quick tips:
Bonus tip! Take a look at [nomoregoogle.com](https://nomoregoogle.com) and try distribute some of your life away from one company.