Are you planning on switching your Email address? There could be many reasons why you have decided on such a drastic move. It’s not advised to completely switch to a new Email address as there are far better alternatives. If you are thinking of changing your Email provider, it could be because you are tired of junk mail or due to your current Email lacking some of the features.
However, switching Email accounts is not the easiest task. There are many things that you need to do if you plan on changing the Email address. This includes letting everyone know about the new Email address and putting all incoming messages on the old Email account on auto-forwarding. The good news is that this guide will help you use the alternate options to utilize the old account and the new one at the same time.
Keep the Old Email Address
When you first make the switch to a new Email account, it is important that you hold onto the old account for a while in order to ensure that things continue to run smoothly. If you are changing schools or leaving your job, then you need to know how long you would have access to the old Email account beforehand. It helps you plan before it’s too late and your account ends up being deactivated. Normally, when you switch employers, they would not let you have access to the account, but they might allow you to put incoming messages on auto-forwarding.
Create Your New Email Account
Once you know how long you can use the old account, it is time to create a new account. It is important that you use a free Email provider like Gmail, Yahoo Mail or AOL Mail. Do not use the Email address provided by your school, company or internet service provider. Make sure to use your name for the new Email address or something which is decent. Anyone that has a common name should also use their last name or their initials to differentiate their Email address from others. It will allow them to remember the Email address and message you.
Forward Email to the New Email Account
Now that you have created the new Email account, it is time to put messages on the old Email account on forward. You can also forward the messages on your own, but auto-forwarding helps save up time.
Forward Email to Gmail
If you want to forward messages from your old account to Gmail, then you need to head over to Gmail and click on the cog icon. Click on Accounts and Import, then choose add a mail account. Here you will need to enter the Email address and click on link accounts, including your password to confirm your identity. That’s about it, now all of the messages will be forwarded to Gmail.