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Many people have the same email address they received when they signed up with their internet service provider (usually AT&T or Charter) years ago and are surprised to learn I am not a big fan of ISP-provided email addresses. But why? It’s free and it works! Well…it has a number of potential problems. A big issue with ISP email addresses is that the lack of features makes it hard to do some things. Some ISP mail services are still POP only (a very old protocol that makes a real mess if you want to check your mail on more than one computer), and some have very limiting attachment restrictions (do you feel like sending five different emails because your ISP’s mail server only lets you attach two or three at a time?). ISP email also doesn’t give you very much room and then it just starts bouncing your mail when it’s full. Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do about these problems. But you can get an email account where these things aren’t a problem. Check from anywhere, send huge attachments, don’t worry about cleaning out your inbox—these are just some of the advantages with email accounts like Gmail (the one I recommend!). But…what about all my contacts?? Do I really have to email each and every one of them about my new email address? Nope! A simple mail forward takes care of this problem. I can set all of your ISP email to forward to your new account so you won’t miss a thing. And over time, as people respond to your new address, they get in your contact list and your old address fades from everyone’s memory. As a bonus, Gmail is very, very good at catching spam. (http://www.wired.com/2015/07/google-says-ai-catches-99-9-percent-gmail-spam)
Let me know if you would like assistance when setting up a Gmail account. Contact me to schedule an appointment.
Hi! I'm Ronnie, your PC Tech for Hire for the Montgomery, AL area! Let me know if you need my 25+ years of experience to help you with your computer needs.