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    Can I Keep My Bt E-mail Address?

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      Can I Keep My Bt E-mail Address?

      Simply That - Can I Keep And Use My Existing E-mail Address? Also, Does Anyone Know The Cost Of Tech Support?


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      Yes you can I still have a BT one and have had for years

      The cost of the calls is national rate
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      Quote Originally Posted by Anxious View Post
      Simply That - Can I Keep And Use My Existing E-mail Address? Also, Does Anyone Know The Cost Of Tech Support?
      No. Any e-mail addresses connected to an ISP are only available as long as you subscribe to their services.

      There are email services that are not connected to ISPs, such as hotmail and gmail, and these would not change if you change your ISP.

      You can also register your own domain name and use that to forward e-mails to another address and change that forwarding address if you change ISPs.

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      Sorry OldProgie

      Thats not correct, I still have and still use my BT email account as long as you dial into BT at least once every 3 months it will remain active or you can pay for an upgrade I think its 1.5 a month and you never have to call in again in doing that you are then able to use it to send as well as receive.
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      Hi Wheelie.
      Could You Please Elaborate What You Mean By Dialling In?

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      You have to use the BT dial-up account to maintain an active account at least once every 3 months or they delete it and I have been doing that for years up till a few months ago when I upgraded my emails account with them that is now I dont have to do it at all
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      So If I Keep My Bt E-mail As The Default Then No Problem?

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      There should be but once you have moved you will only be able to receive email with and email client you will not be able to send it form one but you will be able to send via the web mail page.

      If you upgrade to the Premium account you can do it any way you like.
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      Thanks For The Help.

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      Although I'm not connected to SKY yet, so can't test this, you can normally use ANY e-mail address as the From: component in a local-machine e-mail client account setup, as long as you SEND via your connected ISP's SMTP server (smtp.sky.com), and are logged in with your current ISP's (SKY) username and password (which is hidden and done by the router anyway).

      So the From: field makes the mail appear to come from the e-mail address you choose, even though you are actually logged in to another ISP (SKY).

      As I understand it, SKY will also let you connect to any other ISP's POP3 server to collect mail into your local-machine's e-mail client, so you should be able to continue using your BT address for both sending and receiving. (You will need to login to your BT account with a dial-up modem from time to time to keep it alive, as has already been suggested.)

      If not, Yahoo Mail Plus Webmail (about 12 a year), will let you send and receive from several other e-mail addresses of your choice.

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      Last edited by ZZDave; 01-10-06 at 11:40 AM.

     

     
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