The answer depends on what type of email address you currently have.
If it is hosted by your current service provider – TDS or CenturyLink for example – most likely you cannot take your email address with you. The ISP could allow that since they own the email servers, but it doesn’t make good business sense to help people leave their service.
Rather than offering hosted email service through Trailblazer Broadband, we recommend that you an email account that will move with you such as a Gmail or Hotmail account. These are free and very easy to set up.
You can get a free email account from Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or Outlook.com, just to name a few. Then, once you have setup your new email account, you can set up forwarding on your old ISP email account to your new email address before you close it. You’ll have to manually change those accounts online, but this will make it much easier. If you setup a Gmail account, you can create filters that automatically label any email addresses are forwarded from your old account so that you can keep track of which companies are still using your old email address.
Follow one of the links below for instructions to set up one of these options as your new email service.Back to Blog