Using Google Apps to Setup Email with your Domain Name
Very interesting... If you "own" your own domain name, Google Apps has a free tool that will allow you setup a gmail account as firstname.lastname@example.org
It's a little tricky as you have to change some setting with whatever company you registered your domain with (like GoDaddy). I'm 99% sure this will not work if you are using the .ifp3.com address ifp3 offers.
There is no set instructions as they might differ from host to host, so unless you are with GoDaddy, I can't give you step by step instructions, but if you want to give it a try, go to http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/group/index.html
and download the app. The instructions aren't great, but if you are fairly tech savvy, give it a try.