When we got back from our travels I discovered that my primary email account was deactivated. Our internet provider is Comcast and despite what their commercials say, they are the poster child for bad service. We've had an ongoing battle with them for years over redundant charges. This was their next strategic move - deactivating my account. It's been a bit of a bother to switch to an alternate email account and I still haven't switched everything since I'm a tiny bit hopeful that we will be able to resolve this (I know....silly me) We still have internet because, well, because they have been charging us for two accounts for years. The funny thing is, though that in some ways it's been a great thing. I used to want to check my email frequently even though most of the messages were just junk trying to get me to buy something or donate money. Now I only get a handful of messages a day and have no urgency to keep checking since there is so little to see. I feel like I've been given more time in the day!
Maybe losing your email suddenly isn't that bad a problem.