+1However, it is a very good idea to use your own domain name for an email address. It will cost you roughly $20 per year to maintain and is fairly easy to set up. I would suggest www.namecheap.com for setting up your own domain and mail. I would always suggest not using the email your ISP provides you as it makes leaving the ISP more difficult later on down the track.I am contemplating extended traveling. Because I want to continue using my usual email client etc I am thinking of buying a domain name and setting up all the family and business email addresses I will need through this domain. This way I "think" I can then retain these addresses irrespective of the ISP I might choose when i stop traveling. Is this overkill? (Anyone feel free to shoot me down). Will VPN work in this situation?
You can always use a service such as gmail and hotmail, but I find owning my own mail is much nicer. I have set up emails for my whole family by doing this, and our emails are firstname.lastname@example.org - very neat!
i started with namecheap but later changed to the cheaper porkbun.com, as well as use Fastmail who are considered (one of) the best and also Australian (coincidentally know the founders from my schooldays)
multiple email addresses are additionally good for privacy/security