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Evans Electric

An interesting problem ..to me anyway.

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Evans Electric

I have two ancient email accounts which I don't seem to be able to access .   

 

One of them popped up , full of saved  emails  , the other I cannot seem to get into  .    I'd like to transfer a couple of things to where I can view them again  , hen shut them down . 

 

They must be taking up space   .   One is my first email address  ,  provider  was Wanadoo .   The other is a redundant business account   with Hotmail  which must be full to the brim by now . 

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Andy™

emails dont really take up much space

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Evans Electric

Really  !!      I 've just accessed one of them    can't tell which one  TBH  ,   dates back to 2007 .  

Some stuff about Fire Alarms   there , I started to delete them . 

 

Some don't give the delete option   ,  most odd . Give up on that one  .   Wannadoo  became Orange  ,  they were both carp !  

 

Any Idea how I could access my redundant email  ?    

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Andy™
6 minutes ago, Evans Electric said:

Really  !!      I 've just accessed one of them    can't tell which one  TBH  ,   dates back to 2007 .  

Some stuff about Fire Alarms   there , I started to delete them . 

 

basic email without attachments is only a few KB. all my emails, thousands of them is only a few GB

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Evans Electric

Blimey  !!      I imagine them clogging up the electronics. 

Should I close down the old  Hotmail email   ....I just sent it an email from my BT email  which shows delivered OK  . 

 

I cannot seem to find it and open it anymore  ,  nice to shut it down if possible . 

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Andy™

probably could close it. not sure how but it should be possible

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Evans Electric

I remember trying to that  but not finding any way to do it  .     

Opened it a while later and it was heaving with , mostly , spam .  

 

Now I don't see a way to access it .    I've still got 10 million letter heads with that email on .      

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Andy™
Just now, Evans Electric said:

 

Now I don't see a way to access it .    I've still got 10 million letter heads with that email on .      

 

thats what happens when people rely on free email addresses. no control over it or what happens

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Evans Electric

OOooops  

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Murdoch

You should really set up your email so it downloads to your pc .... then you have some control over it

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Evans Electric

I wouldn't have a clue  Murdo .     I changed   emails to  ....Personal = BT   &   Evans Electric  = gmail     some years ago . 

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Murdoch

Try windows live mail, set up instructions are fairly simple, then your emails will be on your pc or laptop

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Andy™

most emails use imap. emails are stored on the mail server and accessible anywhere. setup a pop3 somewhere which downloads them fromt he mail server and keeps a permanent copy on the PC. just make sure you check / uncheck the box to delete from the mail server once downloaded

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Sharpend

I thought emails were pop3 and you could change them to imap? This is what I had to do with my BT accounts. Not that I can access them now as it tells me to enter the password which i do and it still won’t let me have them :C but if I access them via my old iPad then I can still get them? 

Go figure???

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Andy™

most emails are imap but most servers will accept imap or pop3 connections

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loonytoon

Hi Evan's,

 

Hotmail 'close' email accounts that are inactive for just under a year.

 

https://www.lifewire.com/hotmail-account-expiration-1174279

 

Wannadoo, Orange, Freeserve etc email accounts were all closed end of May 2017, hence you won't get into that one.

 

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2017/03/got-an-orange-freeserve-or-wanadoo-email-address-its-shutting-down-in-may---heres-what-to-do/

 

Hope this helps

 

Rob

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