On another thread about changing ISP's I mentioned that “I have many thousands of e-mails” stored on my BT webmail. That comment brought these responses:
Once I've decided whether to stick with BT or move to Plusnet; I'll post in the appropriate forum regarding the e-mails.
Wrong. Your question is about handling the BT email system so the people most likely to be able to help will be in the BT forum, not the Plusnet one. The ISP your connection is running through is in most cases irrelevant.
And if you decide to migrate - make sure you have downloaded all of your emails from the server before you do. There is always that very small, minuscule chance (that could happen with any ISP) a small error causing the mail account to be deleted or locked.
In fact - I would suggest do it NOW.
To do that you need an eMail client on your PC, like Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows (Live) Mail, Thunderbird. You can then either tell it to download everything or download and leave on server.
So given that I have been urged to download my e-mail locally; how do I go about it? The last post tells me that I need one of these: “ Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows (Live) Mail, Thunderbird”
Which one is best? Which is the easiest to set up and use? Where do I find these programmes?
I think I would like to download my e-mail locally and keep a copy on the Webmail server if this is possible.