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Free Your Email – PIE (Provider Independent Email) for all!
SMS Solves Main Problem associated with Changing Broadband ISP
June 2nd? 2006, Warrington UK. In a paper just published on the SMS Website, Bill Unsworth discusses the main problem users have when they decide to change their ISP ? that of having to also change their email address. With Wanadoo/Orange reported to be about to launch a so-called free broadband service to rival that of Talk Talk this is a major topic of interest.
The paper discusses the Internet system of domains and how that works rather like personalized number plates and how the use of a domain gives an email address that belongs to the user rather than to the ISP.
It also points out that not only can the address be made independent of the ISP but the hosting of the address can also be ISP independent by placing it with an Email hosting company. Combining the use of an own domain and the services of an Email hosting company gives Provider Independent Email (PIE).
After all if users switch ISP and then find the service is not up to their expectations they will want to change ISP again or even change back to their original ISP BUT they won?t want to have to change email address all over again.