Changing email address and client

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  1. cryptogram

    cryptogram New Email

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    I currently use Thunderbird with a BT email address. My ISP is Sky. If I go onto Gmail and change my address to a Gmail one, presumably I have to use the Sky server. This means that I no longer will have access to the BTYahoo list of past emails. So I must backup my Thunderbird to make sure I don't lose them. Is this correct? (PS I'm on a learning curve here, with emails.)
     


  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hello,

    It's OK to have multiple email account profiles in Thunderbird.

    It's possible to have both the BT and Gmail addresses configured at the same time.
     

  3. cryptogram

    cryptogram New Email

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    I want to drop the BT address because BT want to charge me £5 a month to use it as I'm not a customer any more. I presume when I cancel them I will lose all the emails on its sever?
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Most likely that's a yes, most ISP's terminate email accounts when data service is cancelled.

    Before you cancel I recommend making a copy of your email to a new email account.

    That's usually a simple process when you have two IMAP accounts configured when Thunderbird.
     
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    cryptogram New Email

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    Thanks popowich. Very helpful.
     

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