Remember Hotmail or, better yet, Angelfire? Remember how, when you first signed up for an email address many moons ago, you thought that being ~kooky~ was the key to standing out online?
Perhaps that was true back then, when you required dial-up to access the Internet. But, much like those wayward screams from your modem when you tried to connect to America Online, having a throwaway email address has gone the way of the dodo.
It's time to, well, get with the times. To look professional, your firstname.lastname@example.org Avril Lavigne tribute email address just doesn't cut it any more.