If the email address is specific to that ISP, i.e. if you had BT, and you have a BT email address, then yes, it goes if you change to a different ISP.They do keep them going for a bit, but it will go eventually.It's a good reason why you should use a non-specific email address, like hotmail or gmail, you can use it regardless of who your ISP is.
We moved from Tiscali to Sky over a year ago. On my daughters laptop I left outlook set up to my old tiscali a/c as i dont use it for emailing. I went on her laptop other day looking for a mates email address and outlook downloaded 70 odd messages from tiscali! But i couldn't reply to any of them via the tiscali a/c?
Ernie Cooley wrote
If you are with BT, you can call them up and request to keep the email address, it will cost you something like £3-4 a month.
As I can see it being a right pain, as I'm registered on so many sites, forums/shops etc, all linked in with my current ISP E-mail. If i was to change I would have no way of finding out the password etc in the future.
Firstly , if you have a broadband account , ask the ISP to change the account to a dial up PAYG account . Once you get the new broadband set up , change the outgoing (SMTP ) server to the new ISP one , and bobs your uncle , you can continue using the same email address . You dont have to change the incoming mail servers at all , but the outgoing ones wont allow cross ISP use.
Mr Tibbs wrote
You'll be a fucking hero and some sort of tree-hugging yoghurt-weaving organisation is bound to reward you with free sandals and worry-beads for the rest of your low-impact environmentally friendly life.
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