thank you to both VinatgeKrug and Disgusted (yes, I did say thank you to my sparring partner). I have no issue with my hotmail account being in the public domain. All emails and spam are not held on my server or my computer – its hotmail who have the problem not me.
As for ID theft, I have no issue with that either, I am 100% covered under this address. which is why I use hotmail for some of my personal mail and have done so for more years than I care to mention.
As for financial matters – Hotmail will never being used for anything financial or confidential, that remains solely on my personal server.
So VintageKrug, it is all about being open and transparent, as long as you know how to manage the risk. Hence why I do not use a “handle” on forums.