importing existing e-mails from on-line storage to Windows Mail

By AuntieAne ·
I am currently struggling to get free of the cost of AT&T internet access. I no longer live in the house where I am still paying a monthly fee for DSL, because I am traveling for my job, but if I cancel the DSL, the e-mails I have saved for reference over the last 3 years will disappear in 30 days.
I have never used Outlook or Windows Mail, but I understand that these applications allow me to import my e-mails to my hard drive. If I can figure out how to do that, to import all my e-mails currently saved in cyberspace to my hard drive, I will cancel AT&T and switch my e-mail to a less expensive provider that doesn't require I maintain a DSL somewhere.
Am I making sense? Tell me what to do. The so-called "help" departments' "FAQs" have been no help at all.

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by TheChas In reply to importing existing e-mail ...

First, I recommend that you get a web based email account. I like Gmail. mail.google.com

Or if you prefer, you can get a Yahoo or AOL account.

Once you have your new account set up, start changing your email address for any newsletters or accounts you have with other companies.

As far as getting your email from AT&T, you need to setup an account in Windows Mail or Outlook to access your mail and download it.

Start in the AT&T help and support center. There are both automated links and tutorials for setting up an account on Outlook and Windows Mail. Windows Mail is just the Vista name for the program that replaced Outlook Express.


If you have the full version of Microsoft Office on your computer that includes Outlook, it is a much more powerful email client than Windows Mail. If you do not have the full version of Office, use Windows Mail as your email client.

From the AT&T page, click on the links and follow the instructions.

Once you have your mail transferred, wait a month or so before canceling your AT&T account to make sure you have changed your email address with all of your important contacts.


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by dewmar73 In reply to Account Settings

Yep, I agree to that.
You can use any email client available to you.If your are a Window user you can use MS Outlook, Thunderbird and Outlook Express. If you are a Mac user you can use Entourage.

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