In other words, you are a slave to an e-mail address that you don’t want or which makes you use an interface that sucks. You can’t give it up because thousands of your close personal friends only know you as [email protected] or [email protected] A blind switch to a new e-mail address is out of the question — you probably don’t even know everyone who has the old one, and grandma wouldn’t understand anyway.
The guide details how to set up a new email service, they use the robust GMail, and properly configure it to take in email from the old addresses and notify the people still using them of your current address. They suggest registering a domain name to keep a permanent address even as the services you use change over time. For more tips on wrangling multiple email accounts with GMail, check out how to consolidate multiple email addresses with GMail.