can I use my old email address on windows liv

January 17, 2011 at 07:30:51
Specs: Windows 7

i have been using a mac and have just bought a PC. I have a btinternet email address but don't seem to be able to use it on Windows live mail. I don't really want to change my email address.

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January 17, 2011 at 08:16:55

A BT Internet address can only be used with BT Internet., If you have closed your BT Internet account then the Email address has gone with it. Whenever someone sends you an Email to your BT Interent address it will go to the BT servers. There is nothing you can do about that. BT are unlikely to reconfigure their mail servers just to accommodate a single customer.

If you are still using BT Internet and the Enail address is still "live" then you may be able to configure Windows Live to pick up mail from the BT mail servers. Some mail servers will allow you do this but I am not familiar with Windows Live. Check the Help files.

BT certainly allows you to pick up mail from a foreign server like Gmail, or MSN but you have to register the address first.

Recently Email providers have been getting tougher with foreign Email address on their server because it is a vehicle for spammers.


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January 17, 2011 at 09:09:33

You can set up pop3 and smtp with bt mail i have done it with a customer just cant remember the settings, they canbe found on the bt mail site. think it and but not sure. wait jsut found it

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January 17, 2011 at 11:35:23

The thing is Danial that while those settings will work fine on BT, they are useless on Windows Live.


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January 18, 2011 at 00:49:05

ah good point think i miss read the message, i probably fort he wonted to set up an email account to receive email e.g. outlook receiving Hotmail and BT internet mail .

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