Email address and leaving bt internet

motorman99 Posts: 89
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edited 13 February at 11:08AM in Techie Stuff
Hello, and thanks in advance for any help 
my broadband is due to renew soon….and BT are too expensive.
however I do have a email address. 
Can I still access this for free if I leave bt and go to another provider?

as far as I know I can, but can’t do so as an app, ie will have to sign in etc on iPad rather than it being the default email.

thank you 


  • Ozzig
    Ozzig Posts: 298
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    That's how I understand it works, webmail only. The paid for premium option allows email app use.
  • Neil49
    Neil49 Posts: 3,016
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    You may want to consider opening a new email account with someone like Gmail or Outlook and gradually moving away from BT in order to maintain access via an app.

    You can slowly change addresses with various people and companies that you use at a pace to suit yourself. 
  • mebu60
    mebu60 Posts: 798
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    I would suggest if you haven't done so already also setting up a free email such as gmail (plenty of others to choose from too, I use zohomail) and migrating across to that over time as a fallback in case bt decide to charge or withdraw the option altogether. And could be useful if one provider has an extended outage. 
  • motorman99
    motorman99 Posts: 89
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    Great. Thank you to all. Will setup a gmail right now. 
  • I have not had a BT account for several years, but I can still access BT mail. Not that I bother. It's amazing how many companies have your address and email rubbish.
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