Here’s a trick that can save you a lot of time and trouble. Most Internet service providers will offer you an email address at at their domain. You end up with an address like “Janedoe1@att.com” or “Johndoe1955@comast.com.”  And that’s fine and dandy until you decide to change service providers, you move where the company doesn’t provide service, or maybe your ISP goes out of business.

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Then you have to notify your friends of a new address and change your email with your bank, utility company, shopping sites, etc…  A better way is to pick an email address with service that’s not affiliated with your ISP. Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, and AOL all offer free email accounts.  You can choose to view the message online or download them to an email client like Outlook, Thunderbird, or the Microsoft Mail App. You can also view them on the Mail app on your phone or tablet.

That way, the next time you change providers, your email address won’t be affected.

~ Cynthia