I have this very sticky problem which I've had for years now. I have my professional email as part of my hosting/domain, so not a gmail/hotmail etc.
and I have the emails downloaded onto my Laptop via Windows Live Mail. I think they're also set to be deleted from the server once downloaded.
every time I want to get a new laptop I have to backup tens of thousands of emails ( while somewhat automated in Live Mail, it still saves out one .eml at a time) then re-import them to the new laptop. Long story short, it's just a pain in the ass to use this method and, while I totally love the functionality of Live Mail, it's just going to be much more practical to switch over to gmail or something.
So, QUESTION: what's the best course of action? because I still need to have access to tens of thousands of PAST emails if I decide to switch to web-based email providers. And, I kinda still need people emailing me at that address to be able to reach me at the new one.
As you can see, it's a bit of a headache. Suggestions appreciated!
Edited by stayinwonderland, 26 October 2017 - 12:20 PM.