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    IT problem looming, and being an IT numpty thought the wisdom of TRC may be able to help me.

    Moving house soon, going on holiday for a few weeks then going to rent for a while, probably 6 months, maybe a year. Donít know where yet.

    Buyers of our house will take over our landline, but will most likely bring over their existing number as they are local. Iím presuming the house we rent will come with broadband included, provider obviously unknown.

    BT have supplied our landline and broadband for many years. Our email addresses are important and we donít want to lose them. If we cancel our landline contract with BT is there anyway we can continue using our BT email addresses? Can BT offer anything?

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    Thanks! Should be really easy. I’ve looked at my BT email accounts but the link as per instructions on moving to Premium Email is not there. I’ll call them
    Cheers.

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    I’m presuming the house we rent will come with broadband included
    I wouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    I wouldn't.
    I would agree with that ... why would it?

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    Default Re: Email addresse, rented house, no landline

    it would be better and cheaper in the long run if you move over to one of non ISP email providers

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    presuming the house we rent will come with broadband included
    I would be very surprised if it did.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse View Post
    it would be better and cheaper in the long run if you move over to one of non ISP email providers
    This.

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    FWIW, my mate switches from Sky to Bt and back every 18 months or so. He always retains his old email addresses. Seems like neither Sky or BT cut them off, so I wouldn't worry about losing them quickly, if at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse View Post
    it would be better and cheaper in the long run if you move over to one of non ISP email providers

    this.

    either get a gmail or hotmail address (or other online service), or buy yourself a domain and use the email forwarding or the inboxes that come with the domain (dependant on your domain controller).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    I wouldn't.
    Suspect he means the ability to be connected to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    this.

    either get a gmail or hotmail address (or other online service), or buy yourself a domain and use the email forwarding or the inboxes that come with the domain (dependant on your domain controller).
    I keep meaning to do that, what would be a cost efficient way of doing that?

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    I've never forgiven BT when they unceremoniously deleted thousands of accounts when it was talk21. They went from POP to PLOP overnight. All my emails vanished forever.

    if you want a really good email service I suggest you check out gmx.com and proton mail. Both offer an encrypted service. Both are free. Yes, yes I know it is a pain but a few hours now can stop lots of tears in the future.

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    Thanks for all replies.

    BT, much to my surprise, were very helpful. Need to notify to cancel landline and broadband. Then apply for BT Premium Email.

    I understand and about the benefits of Gmail, Hotmail etc., in fact I already have a Gmail and iCloud accounts, but events have moved much quicker than we had expected, and my wife’s accounts are trickier to unpick than mine because of her working arrangements.

    Work to be done.

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