01wrightc 21:20 23 Apr 2004

i am changing isp but i want to keep the same email address so i dont have to write to everyone what my new email address is

  stalion 21:23 23 Apr 2004

just use your same email address on your new isp.Regards

  VoG II 21:28 23 Apr 2004

If you want to send e-mail from your old account you will need to change your SMTP settings to that account. Otherwise it won't work.

  01wrightc 21:34 23 Apr 2004

how do you change your smtp settings

  pj123 21:44 23 Apr 2004

You may find that when you enter your existing email address into your new ISP it will reject it as it is already in use. (by you of course). If that happens then unfortunately you can't keep it. You will be offered some alternatives, generally with some figures on the end. Bit of a bind but if you can't keep your existing address you would have to send an email to everyone in your address list advising them of the new email address.

  Dipso 22:29 23 Apr 2004

First find out what your new ISP's SMTP settings are, usually in FAQ's.

In OE -

Tools > Accounts > Click on the Mail tab > Properties > Servers > Under server information, Outgoing mail change the SMTP setting to

  Dipso 23:55 23 Apr 2004

You are partly correct. In my experience, if you have a Pay As You Go account with your ISP, you should be able to keep your email address even though they are not your "main" ISP any more. Some require you to dial in every so often ,some don't.

If however, you have an unmetered account with an ISP which you terminate, they will probably cancel your email account as well.

Examples, Tiscali, ic24 Pay Go accounts no requirement to dial in.

Virgin, say they require you to dial in every 60 days but do not enforce this.

(The poster doesn't say which type of account they have currently).

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