Originaly my email and broadband were provided by the same ISP. They outsorced the broadband to another company who apparently have no connection with the original ISP. I am considering changing to BT for broadband as it is a better deal. If I change to BT will I be able to keep my original email address and have a second address at BT. Keeping the original address is the priority. Thanks.
Your old email address should still work as long as it is still hosted ie. the company does not go out of business or no-one takes them over. Email accounts are never deleted (no matter who they are with) to prevent duplication. This is why it's so hard to come up with an original name for an email account. They've all been used before !
My real email address is [email protected] etc, and has been for about 8 years; before that I'd tried out several others. My solution is to have a domain name - mine is hosted by 123.com and costs a couple of £ a year. It acts as a forwarder - I give everyone my domain name as my email address and everything is instantly forwarded to my Pipex address. If I change from Pipex I'll only need to tell 123.com to forward to such and such an ISP , instead of to Pipex. As far as all my friends are concerned my email address will remain the same. Other alternative, especially if you're on broadband so the per minute cost is not an issue, is to continue as you are but pik up all your emails from webmail, using IE or whatever browser you use, instead of OE. But it's a long-winded method as a permanent solution.
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