Have you ever changed your email account? I am sure you must have, and you must have also experienced the pain of adding contacts all over again. TrueSwitch is a web service that not only eases your task of copying contacts but also the stored emails, calendar events and favorites.
TrueSwitch immediately finds the information on your old service provider and the information stored on your local hard drive. Once it finds this information, it starts moving it over to the new email service. Usually, the process takes up to one hour but may consume more time based on the volume of data.
It also has a feature that will notify all of your contacts about your new email address. Also, it automatically forwards any new email to your new account.
It offers a free service if you choose to switch to its partners like Gmail, Hotmail, AOL Mail and more. There is a paid version, but the free version should be enough to let you switch accounts. I tried switching to Gmail and Hotmail, of which the Hotmail experience was better. Let us have a look at both.
Switching to Hotmail
Navigate to the TrueSwitch web interface and click on the Hotmail icon. This activity takes you to another page where you need to enter the old email id (from where you want to switch) and new email id (to where you want to switch).
Additionally, you can check the boxes for data that you wish to copy and move. This includes email messages, address book and calendar events. You can also personalize the message that would be sent to your friends and set up the mail forwarding option.
Once the process is over, you will be notified with a completion message. You may then close your browser and wait until all information is transferred.
Switching to Gmail
This wasn’t that exciting, as it navigated me to Gmail’s interface where I could manually configure the imports. However, it acts as a quick guide for new users. Follow the link for Import mail and contacts. The process is pretty simple and requires no explanation.
Using the Paid Service
This is the easiest way to use TrueSwitch. First, enter both mail addresses that you want to switch between.
Second, choose what data you want to import.
Third, enter the registration key of your email provider if needed. Now, you are done, so you can see how easy the paid version of TrueSwitch is.
Switching between email accounts cannot get simpler than this. The paid version of TrueSwitch is very easy to use, but the free version should get the job done for just about everyone. If you had been hesitant to switch your email accounts, you can do it easily now.
(By) Sandeep Agarwal is an engineer and tech fanatic who has a lot of appetite to explore hidden difficulties in technology drift. He loves to explore and devise the latest software and technologies.
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