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    Default Switching ISP--how to forward emails?

    Hey all:

    I have switched ISP from COX to AT & T.
    Does anyone know how to transfer all my existing emails that are still on the old ISP (COX) system to the new AT &T system? Emails are atill on the server and NOT on my Express or OutLook. or on hard drive.

    Alternative is to download all those archive emails onto my hard drive--which I don't want to do, unless I can do that and safe them in E drive instead. How to do this?
    Top preference is to migrate all these emails to say GMAIL account.

    Anyone know how to do this?
    I have 2000+ old emails that I need to keep as record and it would take me ages to forward them manually.

    Any suggestions? Thank you.
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    One option would be to forward them to your new E-mail account.
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    Forward manually?
    It's going to take quite a few days to forward 2000+ emails....

    Looking for an easier or auto way to do that.... thanks anyways.

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    The joy of using any single system.

    I have a bunch of old E-mails from Outlook Express lying around.

    I use G-mail, but I have a local E-mail client that I use.
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    I have had this ISP for 10 years---finally decide to get rid of it and switch to new ISP.

    That's when I ran into the problem of exporting old emails from the old ISP server that I need to keep.

    But luckily for GMAIL---I was able to "import" those emails from the old ISP to the new GMAIL account I setup. There is a feature within the GMAIL system which makes use of TRUESWITCH and its FREE. Or at least 1290 of the 2000---I am grateful for that....... It was done automatically within the hour instead of me manually forwarding them one at a time....

    So from now on...on emails on ISP server---everything MUST be virtual---including my assistant...

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    That sounds like a plan.

    You might want to consider getting a domain of your own.

    I have one that I use with a forwarding service, MyDomain. That way my E-mail address shouldn't ever change again unless the basic structure of E-mail addresses changes.

    I can have as many screen names as I want without having to have lots of actual addresses somewhere. I generally give a different screen name to each company/person I deal with. I use that to filter in my E-mail client and if I get spam, I can tell who likely had a virus/malware program get in their system/E-mail.
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    Now that is an excellent idea---thank you....

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