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 sk8rboi(at) Avril Lavigne tribute email address just doesn’t cut it any more.

Click here to read our guide on why it’s time to up your email game with a professional email address. Then, once you’re sufficiently inspired, you can grab a custom email of your very own right here. Not only will you get it for free for the first 3 months, but you’ll only pay $0.99 per month after that.

Consider this opportunity the first day of the rest of your (online) life.