What to do with old emails when account is cancelled?

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After 10 years or so with Wildblue (and happy, by the way), I am moving to the "real world" and will be cancelling my account June 1.  Customer service told me that once it is cancelled, it is immediate, no email forwarding after, no access to it at all.  Anyone out there been through this (though obviously, if you have, you probably aren't reading this...)?  I plan to start forwarding to new email account right away, and I guess download all the old stuff.  Unless someone has a better idea?  thanks
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Hubba Bubba

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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Your wildblue email will be immediately deactivated once you cancel your account so there's no way to forward, access or retrieve emails.  Probably the best thing to do is use the time between now and your anticipated disconnection date to get everything moved to your new email address and fwd over the old emails you like. Things like if you use a tax service or web hosting or something that usually sends you an email once a year will need to be updated as well.
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Jakster Jammin

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This is the EXACT reason you NEVER want to use your ISP email account as your main email account and only really want to use them as a backup (password recovery) email account.
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Some ISPs will let you keep the email address you have set up with them after you have changed to another ISP, for a fee of course.  Possibly, Exede could offer the same fee based service for customers that want to keep their Exede email address but, for whatever reason, are changing to another ISP.
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Jakster Jammin

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Not for free they won't allow you to keep an email account on their servers.
No ISP will allow you to have a free email account.
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xode0000, Champion

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I never said "for free."  Please re-read my above post.  There will always be a fee involved, which is typically a yearly subscription fee.  However, that yearly fee could be reasonable enough that it might not be worth the aggravation to switch over to a new email address, especially if the service you receive at the new email address is inferior to what you were getting at the old email address.
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