My alma mater is setting up "lifetime email accounts" for alumni. Which seems nice, and makes sense for them trying to get their message out with a connection directly to alumni.
I'm surprised that email accounts haven't become more of a thing with most people having a mail client that will combine multiple accounts (their phone).
Imagine if your doctor gave you an account where you could send/receive messages. If they never left the server and used secure protocols to connect it'd work.
@ted It would help if all the email protocols weren't essentially rotting due to the large email providers' deciding to add their own proprietary extensions rather than fixing them.