After nearly a decade of using a gmail.com email address for my online presence, I’d like to slowly migrate away to a domain name I control. There have been several articles about how it’s so easy to find alternatives to Google products these days, but when it comes to email (as a vehicle for authentication, ID, and recovery), I’m getting a bit sweaty-palmed.
I’ve slowly started squeezing in my new email address, but there are all sorts of caveats such as commits in GitHub detaching from your profile when you change your email address (which can be solved by keeping the gmail address around as a secondary entry.)
I’m looking for advice and/or experiences of moving from a gmail.com email address to your own domain after having sprinkled it all around the world wide web. Examples of gotchas, regrets, account lock-outs, and other not-immediately-evident side-effects are greatly appreciated!