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Webmail Setup & Transfer Service [SER026]

Fixed Fee: £75.00

Many clients are still using Outlook Express, Microsoft Office Outlook, Windows Mail, or Mozilla Thunderbird to manage their emails. These products were most appropriate when we were still on dial-up networking modems which monopolised the telephone line. They allowed us to send and receive emails in a quick burst, thus freeing up the line for normal telephone use.

However with universal broadband, these programs are no longer "fit for purpose": their main constraint is that all your emails and address book exist only on your single computer's hard disk. So if your computer is out of action or otherwise unavailable, you have no complete access to your emails.

We can set up a webmail-based system for you (normally based upon the free Gmail service from Google), which will allow you to continue to use your existing email address (or up to five different addresses, if you have more than one), and also transfer your existing address book and calendar.

As a consequence, your will no longer be dependent upon a single, unique computer: you'll be able to use any computer, anywhere in the world, at any time, to access all your emails: received, sent, replies, and so on. Likewise your address book will always available.

Nowadays this approach is even more relevant, since so many of us use multiple platforms to access the web in general, and emails in particular: besides a desktop or laptop computer, one can use a tablet device or a Smartphone. Our process will ensure you have platform-independent email, thus making the most of the multiplicity of devices available.

All you'll need is an internet-connected device, and any web browser; and it won't matter which operating system is used: Windows, Apple iOS or Android. So if you're away on holiday, for example, you would still be able to deal with your emails in an internet café or hotel guest computer facility. Or you could use your own portable device and their wireless connection.

You will not have to worry about backing up your emails - they're online and not on your computer. And you could expand your address book to include all your contacts, not just those with email addresses.

If you're currently using Outlook Express, Outlook or Thunderbird, we can integrate Gmail into them temporarily as a means of transferring to Gmail, any critical past emails currently stored in named folders in your current program. They can be transferred in one go, or you could transfer them piecemeal as and when required. This will help ensure that the transition from to Gmail is overlapping, and not a sudden break.

Note that we would normally reduce the fee above significantly if this service is bundled with another of our major services; the amount of reduction will depend on the number of accounts involved, as well as the volume of old emails and folders which need to be transferred from Outlook (say) to your new webmail service.