I have used Outlook Express with Comcast email for years. Now I am moving out of state and will be taking up Bellsouth.net internet service. I want to save any emails that I get during my moving and relocating, be able to see them after set up in new location, and continue service. How do I get Outlook Express to work with Comcast and Bellsouth without losing my emails?
Since you’ve been using Outlook Express with Comcast account for some time, the email client is already configured and would be storing the messages on your computer. Changing the service from one ISP to another would not interrupt email messaging unless, of course, you cancel the old account.
Thus, to ensure that emails sent to your Comcast address during relocation are not lost or returned to sender, you need to continue maintaining the account. By the way, if the Comcast ISP email account has been your primary address all these years I suggest retaining the subscription till all your contacts are informed of the change in email address (assuming you would be now using the account provided by Bellsouth).
FYI, both Comcast and Bellsouth email accounts can be used with Outlook Express (and other popular email programs) simultaneously. The only problem that can arise would be in sending messages and we’ll hit upon this point later.
Based on personal experience I don’t recommend using the email account provided by your ISP as the primary email address. Now would be a good time to consider getting a free email address from a reliable web-based service such as Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo!.
I propose creating an email account at one of the three best email services. You can use email accounts from Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo with all popular email programs such as Outlook Express. And if you don’t want to spend a penny then go for Gmail or Hotmail which provide POP for free; Yahoo offers the same service for about $20 per year.
You may be interested in checking out the step by step instructions on how to set up and configure a Gmail email account on Outlook Express.
Here is a quick and dirty list to help you shift email services from Comcast to Bellsouth so that no messages are lost by Outlook Express.
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