I have been using Charter for my ISP for a very long time. I have my
email address tied to bill pay. Because I am changing ISPs my email
address is no longer valid. I have started sending my gmail address
to the utility and insurance companies.
Having an email address that is not tied to your ISP is a good idea,
but not the perfect idea. It would be nice if I had an email address
furnished by my bank for bills only. If you used the email only for
bills, the bank could add another level of security. A bank can have
a "permission only" email address. This would allow the bank to block
all email that is not already on a white list. The bank knows every
month what email you should receive. When you add a utility to your
online bill pay, you also furnish the email address it will be coming
from. Any notices or changes will always go directly to the bank and
no spam what so ever.
O'Neil to General Hammond:
For the record Sir, I wanted to blow it the hell up.