Some years ago I started with a Freeserve e-mail account. I have since changed my ISP and find that I cannot send e-mails on my old account. The only way I have been able to get round this is to have a new e-mail address with the new ISP. Is there a way of sending e-mails which use an account with another ISP other than the one you are connecting to the internet with. My OS is XP and I use Incredimail to compuse, send and recieve e-mails.
I`m inclined to agree with DieSse, after all I cannot see my provider agreeing with XXX@freeserve.com while I`m with onetel. However have you thought of phoning your ISP and discussing it with them? Nothing to lose from present situation.
I can still send/receive emails under my ic24, Lineone and Virgin accounts after reconfiguring my SMTP settings although I am connected to my current ISP which is none of those. I do believe though that Freeseve is one of the ISP's that block this, so the only way to access your old account is to "dial-in" every so often.
I think I am right in saying that if you are pay as you go, you can still use your original email address. But if you sign up to an ISP on a monthy basis and unless you still pay your monthly amount, you will not be able to use your old email address's.
In fact, many ISPs are now insisting that outbound mail is authenticated - you'll have to set Outlook Express or Outlook to submit a valid username/password combination - before they'll permit it to be sent via their servers. This to prevent malicious abuse of the system - whereby someone uses your email address and smtp server settings to send spam.
thrre is another solution to this kind of problem - years ago when I tried out various ISPs each in turn for 2 or 3 months I realised that the way round it is to use bigfoot.com (or a similar "forwarder"). The service is free. As far as my friends are concerned my email address is email@example.com, though my isp has changed 3 times since I started using bigfoot. I just tell bigfoot which isp to forward my mail to.