Series of handy tips – move away from your ISP provided email
Early ISP provided email as a service to their customers, as well as being a very useful free service for customers, it was also an important tool for service providers. They realised changing an email address would, in future, be as painful as changing phone numbers. By giving everyone an email account, they discouraged customers from switching between ISPs whenever a better deal was available.
Testament to the success of that strategy is the number of people who have an ISP-based email address they can’t let go of. Anywho, there are plenty of services you can go to, GMail is one, Microsoft’s Outlook.com is another. If you own an Android, GMail is a no brainer, and if you own Apple devices, I would suggest using Outlook, as active sync works better on the Apple native email client.
Have fun, folks.