Putting all your eggs in one basket can cause havoc

As users of UK Online are about to find out having all your email addresses in one ISP can be a pain, as UK Online is about to close down.

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1895999/uk-online-shut

As I understand it, users will have the Christmas period to move their entire backlog of email messages, and notify all senders of emails of a change of address. Come January 14 2011 all emails to that address will be bounced.

If, like us and most of the online community, you have decided to join the odd mailing list or two, you would need to track them ALL down and amend them. However, how do you deal with accounts that don’t allow you to change the prime email address?

Switching at such short notice is not going to be a quick or easy task. One of the reasons we use several email identities is to avoid this type of situation, so here’s hoping none of our independant service providers go the same way!

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