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DISplay Name: steve
Email Address: steve@newISp.com
Reply address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice that in either case reply address is same and it is your lifetime or permanent address. Anyone replying to email from you will reply to reply address (email@example.com). You will need then to make arrangements with your email address provider to forward this email to your new mailbox.
Email forwarding allows you to continue to use an existing email address e.g. an email account provided by your lifetime email address provider firstname.lastname@example.org regardless of which ISP (Internet service provider) you use.
If we continue example of oldISP and newISP then any email messages that are sent to email@example.com need to be forwarded to either oldISP address or newISP address
Your ISP or email provider is oldISp your email address and physical mailbox is steve@oldISp.com.
You arrange with lifetime email address provider (usually you do it yourself through a control panel) to forward email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to your mailbox steve@oldISp.com.
You then decide to change your ISP or email provider to newISp your new email address and physical mailbox is now steve@newISp.com.
You now arrange with lifetime email address provider (usually you do it yourself through a control panel) to forward email sent to email@example.com to your mailbox steve@newISp.com.
Catch-All Email Addresses
A catch all address is a special case of email forwarding. With a catch all email address then all email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will be forwarded to a single mailbox.
email@example.com -----> Mailbox1
firstname.lastname@example.org -----> Mailbox1
When retrieving email you only need to connect to mailbox1 to retrieve email sent to any of addresses.
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