Email after cancel service?

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If I cancel my wildblue service, what happens to the email I have created? Will I be able to receive my emails with new provider? Can I have wildblue forward emails to new email address? Do I need to creat new email address? Thank you
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Lee Ann Ferguson

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Lee Ann. If you terminate your Wildblue service, you will no longer have any access to your emails. What you need to do BEFORE you cancel your Wildblue, you need to create a  new email address, like Gmail or Yahoo, and then go into your Wildblue email webpage and forward all of your emails to the new address. Be sure to transfer all the saved emails too. Another option would be to use a third party email client, like Outlook or Thunderbird, and make sure that all your previous emails in the Wildblue account are loaded into the client. You will still need to create a new email account like Gmail or Yahoo so that you can continue to communicate through email.

Wildblue will not forward all, or even any, of your emails.
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If you currently have an @wildblue.net or @dishmail.net or an @hughes.net Email address, you may want to consider getting a new address so you don't lose all your contacts and Emails when you switch Internet Service Providers. We recommend getting a new Gmail address, although there are a number of free Email service providers including Yahoo.com, hotmail.com and outlook.com.

The following instructions will help you set up a new gmail account and pull in your Email and contacts from old account, but you can use a similar process for Yahoo, Hotmail or Outlook if you prefer. You may find that you have a better chance of getting the E mail address you want at Outlook since it's a newer service and has more Email addresses available. Here is the process.

First, go to https://accounts.google.com/SignUp?service=mail and enter the information to create your new Gmail account

Once you have created an account and are logged in, follow these instructions and videos to import your mail and contacts:

https://support.google.com/mail/answer/21289?hl=en

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oM3pWLqNU4

https://support.google.com/mail/answer/14024?hl=en

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3niItLTT8kQ

A few other things you will also want to do.

In Your New Account:
Log into your new Gmail account and click on the General tab. Scroll down to Signature: and add a message that will be automatically added to all your sent messages. Put a notice in the Signature message that you will be changing your Email address soon, list your new Email address, and advise readers to change their address book to your new Email address. Then make sure the signature is enabled. Now, when you mail anyone from your new Email address, readers will see your notice with your new address below your message.

You may then want to send a message from your new account to all your contacts to let them know about your new Email address.

In Your Old Account:
Log into your old account and set up a "Vacation Message" or auto-responder. This is located in different areas depending on your Email provider. Put a notice in the Vacation Message that you will be changing your Email address soon, list your new Email address, and advise readers to change their address book to your new Email address. Then save the Vacation Message and make sure it's turned on. Now, when anyone mails your old Email address, they will receive an automatic reply with your Vacation message.

Log into your old account and setup a "Signature"message that will be automatically added to all your sent messages. This is located in different areas depending on your Email provider. Put a notice in the Signature message that you will be changing your Email address soon, list your new Email address, and advise readers to change their address book to your new Email address. Then make sure the signature is enabled. Now, when you mail anyone from your old Email address, readers will see your notice with your new address below your message.
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Lee Ann Ferguson

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THANK YOU!!!  wow that was sooooo helpful! I greatly appreciate you taking all the time to write those directions.. Great suggestions on the vacation mode! thanks again!!
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Lee Ann Ferguson

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im finally gettting around to do the the things you suggested.  but sadly i can see how to set up vacation alert in the wildblue site....
do you know how?
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LeeAnn, to set up your auto reply to incoming messages, go to Preferences, the select Out of Office and select send Auto-reply Message. Fill in your message, and be sure to Save before leaving the page. Save will be in the upper left of the screen.
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Lee Ann Ferguson

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thank you for the reply, but i don't see that option at all.  i should have probabbly stated that i am on a mac and using macmail.
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Lee Ann Ferguson

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DISREGARD LAST COMMENT.  FOUND IT! THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR HELP
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Thank you for typing all that. It is very useful information.