One of the cool things about having your own domain name is you can manage your own email records. For example, you can create alias emails for each online shop/forum you visit. Using a wild card in the mail settings means <anything>@mydomain.com gets forwarded to my “real” email address.
When a shop wants an email address you can create something off the top of your head miles away from your computer knowing full well it will work… “firstname.lastname@example.org” will forward as it matches the <anything>@mydomain.com rule.
When someone sells your email address or starts to spam you, it is easy to stop forwarding that single address without blocking all the other email you might actually want to receive. (more…)