Many people stick with an internet service provider they’re not happy with simply because they have an email address with them. For example, you may have a BT Internet, Sky or AOL address that you feel ties you in to a provider.
Switching to webmail can leave you with an email service that has more features and is easier to use. What’s more, you won’t be tied to your ISP anymore, making it easier to switch providers in future.
Best of all, when you create an account, you can usually import over all your old emails and contacts from your previous email account.
What is webmail?
Webmail services, run by the likes of Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! and Apple, are free to use. They're safe and secure, too.
They’re designed to be accessible from pretty much any device that can browse the web - you simply log in via a web browser.
This means you can access your inbox from anywhere and use your email account regardless of who provides your home internet. It's easy to access a webmail account from a tablet or smartphone, too.
How can I switch to webmail?
To change your existing email account to a webmail account, transferring over your existing messages and contacts, there are a few steps to follow. See our PDF guide (click the link below) which walks you through the steps you'll need to take.