I don't have a hotmail address but my ISP primary address is msn.com so sometimes that is a problem. Will have to check into it.
I have been thinking about ideas for marketing etsy as well. I guess one simple idea would be to add it to your business card and be sure to pass out at every opportunity. I don't work outside my home so don't make many contacts. I have business cards that I place in all my ebay shipments and might add it on that one. I am close to going live with my website and will have a link to my etsy store there. I have wondered about doing craigslist postings every few days. Anyone tried that? It is free so worth a try I guess.
Auctiva has actually helped my ebay sales alot and I am happy with the results. But I agree that you need to pursue different venues to find what works.
Never been to MySpace.com, I have read all kinds of scary stuff about it too. I might check it out.