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Changing Internet Provider

Discussion in 'Software' started by Firetastic, 19 Feb 2013.

  1. Firetastic

    Firetastic

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    Hi just a quick question?

    Am going to be changing Internet supplier. I use Firefox and IE. Do I need to back up my favourites, history etc?
     
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    A change of provider won't effect your favorites or anything else on your computer.
     
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    One bit of advice for people who use their ISP's e-mail, when you change ISP you are likely to lose your e-mail address and it is worth thinking about this earlier rather than later.

    So either use a gloabl e-mail provider (hotmail, gmail)
    Register a domain that isn't tied to your ISP (a few quid a year), you can normally forward this to your ISP's e-mail if that is easiest.

    I have a lot of friends who are still using whatever@something.plus.com.

    As other said, favorites are not ISP dependent.
     
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    I'm using Yahoo email so that obviously won't be affected. What confused me was a few years ago I had to reinstall AOL because of a power cut which sent my router crazy. I remember the computer man saying to me what browser do you want to use which was IE. I also had to back up my favourites.

    I'm changing from AOL to BT broadband.
     
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