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The Email Address Trick That Can Save You Time & Trouble

Monday, June 19th, 2017 by | Filed Under: Computer Terms, E-Mail Help, Quick Tips

Here’s a trick that can save you a lot of time and trouble. Most Internet service providers will offer you an email address at at their domain. You end up with an address like “” or “”  And that’s fine and dandy until you decide to change service providers, you move where the company doesn’t provide service, or maybe your ISP goes out of business.


Then you have to notify your friends of a new address and change your email with your bank, utility company, shopping sites, etc…  A better way is to pick an email address with service that’s not affiliated with your ISP. Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, and AOL all offer free email accounts.  You can choose to view the message online or download them to an email client like Outlook, Thunderbird, or the Microsoft Mail App. You can also view them on the Mail app on your phone or tablet.

That way, the next time you change providers, your email address won’t be affected.

~ Cynthia

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7 Responses to “The Email Address Trick That Can Save You Time & Trouble”

  1. Markj says:

    This sounds like a good idea if you aren’t already using an e-mail address from your isp. If you are then going through all of the trouble of changing just in case you might have to go through all the trouble of changing later doesn’t make much sense.

    Also given what has been going on with Yahoo lately having an e-mail address from from of these companies is no guarantee you won’t have to change later.


  2. Trish says:

    Yea but Yahoo merged with Alibabba (I think), so do you think we will have to get new email address sometime down the road? Thanks for your opinion, Trish

  3. Don R. Bell says:

    What I did was to get a domain. As long as you keep it active you will always have an e-mail address easy for you remember. Now find yourself a secure mail provider and forward it all to there. Also download it off the provider’s server and back it up with the rest of your data

    • Don R. Bell says:

      Followup…never give your e-mail address (the one that you forwarding are the domain e-mail to) to anyone. Extra layer of security and very minimal spam receivables.

  4. Carl says:

    Why not just use gmail, or Yahoo? Why go through the bother of downloading, ie. having your hand tied to one service provider?

  5. Barb C. says:

    AOL has recently dropped their previously free Email and is now charging for their service..JS

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