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# 251726 9-Jul-2019 09:16
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Hi 

 

I am moving away from Spark after a 16 year love affair.  I would be still subscribing to the email service for a few months until I have weaned off all my past correspondence from my name@xtra.co.nz

 

to name@y7mail.com and perhaps capture any strays that have fallen through the cracks.

 

Dont slap me for not doing this any earlier, been lazy, but Telecom aka Spark have always been kind to me and had offered discounts when I hinted at quitting. But unfortunately, the retention team is not offering any freebies this time. So I have already committed the move to another ISP.

 

I use the xtra webmail so that I can access all my emails and folders from both home/work computers and also my mobile device.

 

One solution is to use an email client like Mozilla thunderbird and scoop all the emails, but that would mean they would all reside on that client/PC.

 

Are there any other solutions than painstakingly send each mail to my name@y7mail.com

 

Changing all other subscriptions like netflix, bank, NZ post IRD etc associated to my name@xtra.co.nz,  has already been a mission.

 

I wanted your thoughts before I start on this journey and look at other avenues from fellow geeks.

 

If this query has been addressed before,  please point me to the correct forum.

 

I am assuming that when I cancel the email subscription to Spark, all my emails and folders get deleted.

 

thanks

 

 


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  # 2272235 9-Jul-2019 09:51
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Are you using a local email client? If so there shouldn't be a problem. If not you make like to set one up on your old Xtra account then add the new account. The email folders should sync with the old account and you should be able to move them to be associated with the new account.




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  # 2272237 9-Jul-2019 09:54
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old3eyes: Are you using a local email client? If so there shouldn't be a problem. If not you make like to set one up on your old Xtra account then add the new account. The email folders should sync with the old account and you should be able to move them to be associated with the new account.

 

 

 

Thanks for your input.

 

No local email client.  Just using webmail for ease of access from different computers

 

Would adding the xtra.co.nz account to my y7mail.com account download all the emails and folders?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2272239 9-Jul-2019 09:56
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Best thing would be to get an email client, download the emails (making sure the option to keep emails on the server is checked) and then move to the new provider storage. It will be a manual job and it will take some time.





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  # 2272241 9-Jul-2019 10:00
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One good way to do this is to install a local email client like Thunderbird, copy the email to your PC, then copy them to your new email host. Your new email host should be something not linked to an ISP, such as Gmail / Fastmail / etc.

 

If you just want to archive email you can look at MailStore Home. This also runs on a PC.

 

If you want a cloud email migration service, maybe look to see if Gmail / Zoho can import email from existing email systems. It should be easy enough.




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  # 2272362 9-Jul-2019 13:12
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Thanks for your input.


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