I’d like to draw your attention to the sidebar on the left. If you scroll down you’ll see that I’ve added a GTalk app to the site. If you have Gtalk, or if you have a Gmail address, you can sign in and see which of your contacts is currently online. Just in case you’d like to talk to me, I’m “Hypermark@gmail.com.”
If you don’t have a Gmail address I would highly recommend that you sign up for one. I’ve never been happier with any email client, and trust me, I’ve tried a lot of them.