What's wrong with my email address?

Sometimes you wonder why a company would make its users jump through hoops just to access its own site...

AT&T bought SBC recently and they emailed me stating that I had to change my username because it didn't meet their "new guidelines"

Hello? How about changing your guidelines instead of making thousands of users update their usernames to remove the '@' symbol? And what does AT&T say will happen if you don't update your username? "If you do not change your User ID by May 11, 2006, you will not be able to sign on using your MySBC.com account. We apologize for any inconvenience." How nice.

Of course, that doesn't matter because I got this message after changing my username:

Sometimes you just can't win :-)