Our emails are:
These are the defaults, regardless of other directions you may find to get in touch with us (?!)
It later become firstname.lastname@example.org, and then I passed through something like a dozain of other directions, free, yahoo, univ-bp, sheffield, uam, soton, tum, uam again, etc.
My first email linked to a so-called permanent (?!) position is F.Laussy@wlv.ac.uk. Time will show if that is more permanent than the others.
If (when) a Labs feature breaks, and you're having trouble loading your inbox, there's an escape hatch. Use https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?labs=0.
Beyond the web interface, which is okay although not that great, it is useful to have a more powerful application. We like Kmail, the KDE default. For years now we have been using the web application directly, which is good enough.