Firstly, here's the specs on my computer:
Shuttle "Spacewalker" MB, circa 2000. Windows XP Pro, SP3. Pentium 4, 1.8 GHz, 2 Gigs SD RAM. MS Outlook Express 6 for an email client.
I've changed ISPs. I had Verizon, which just got bought by Frontier. They upped the prices, so I went with Time Warner Cable. The service technician installed the modem, set top box (for tv) and telephone equipment just this past Friday (2 days ago), and now I have a new email address, connected to the TWC account.
My son tells me that it's better to have web-based email addresses, so that in case the computer or the ISP fails, I don't lose my emails, and I can access my email from anywhere. So, I opened a couple of gmail accounts, and also have an older Yahoo account, in addition to the TWC account, which is accessible over the web as well. I haven't set up anything to work with MS Outlook Express 6 yet, except it seems I'm still getting mail delivered to that address. I'm assuming it's because Frontier hasn't realized the change yet, or perhaps because they haven't yet realized that I haven't paid them the monthly since they bought out Verizon at the beginning of April. I used this gap to save up enough to bail on them and switch over to TWC. Frontier is now sending me bills for 485 dollars, and it keeps going up. That's one bill I won't be paying anytime soon,,lol.
Anyway, I want to know how to move all my old emails over to a web based server, like gmail. Or, I'll just selectively decide which emails should go to my local machine (for speed, since the web based email clients are slower responding, due to the fact that they're accessed through a much larger network than my locally hosted mail. It takes my Yahoo mail a minute or more to fully load, compared to the mail hosted on my computer through MSOE6).
Other than this forum, I've also posted this query to computing.net, and plan on calling TWC tech support on the landline to see what they suggest, and perhaps they'll step me through the process, however that turns out.
But are there any knowledgeable people here that can help me choose a solution?
Edited by hamluis, 15 May 2016 - 02:07 PM.
Moved from XP to Web Browsing/Email - Hamluis.