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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
Can anyone please advise. I have had AOL broadband for many years now but want to change. My concern is that I have hundreds of emails saved on AOL that I need to keep. If I move to a new provider but ask AOL to keep my email address will I still have access to all the old emails. I have asked this several times from customer services and they all say I can keep my email address but none of them have confirmed that I will still have access to my old emails.
Alternatively is there something I can do to move these emails to a secure place out with AOL.?
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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
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You can move them to another email address, I did this with mine, they went to my yahoo address. I cant remember exactly how I did it - but I remember it was easy, and it was through yahoo itself!
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you should still be able to get your emails as i have an aol email address and im not with aol. and its the email ive had from years ago when i first signed up with them with dial up.

Edited By: pink-ka on Jun 22, 2011 09:32
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Thanks.
#4
Consider getting an additional free email address that has a "collection" facility such as gmx or mail.com
This is an easy way of providing an on-line email backup should something unforeseen happen or if you account gets hijacked.
Additional you could use a mail manager like Thunderbird or outlook to download them onto your pc.
I use these in combination to give be both an online and offline email back up. Make sure you use a different password.



Edited By: melipona on Jun 22, 2011 09:57: .
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Thanks. Never heard of that Thunderbird before but I'll check it out. I'm not exactly up to speed with all these websites.
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For what it's worth, this is why you should always use an independent webmail service, like Gmail. To put this in context, I've had my Gmail account for 6 years now. In that time, I've moved ISPs five times, and spent about 6 months of the time without any internet connection, following a pretty bad choice of flat to move into. That'd have meant 5 broken old email addresses if I'd used my ISP accounts. Instead, I've got just one, and I'm free to change ISP again as I see fit when October comes.

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