It’s not very simple to change your email hosting provider. There are some considerations and steps for changing email hosting.
Choosing Your Service Provider
If you want to change your hosting provider, you should analyze the features, plans, prices, reviews, location of your preferred service providers.
Providing Email Account Details and IP Address
After choosing your preferred hosting provider, you have to provide email account details to the provider. Then you have to provide the IP address appearing on the web page.
Companies usually keep this in the server firewall, and it may avoid possible blocking issues if there are connection errors from the email software.
POP3 Email Protocol
You need to ensure your email accounts by following the POP3 email protocol when you switch to the new hosting company.
Slow Mail Receiving
If there are signs of slow emails, you need to switch to the DNS after entering the domain registrar. Also, you can let the company access the domain registrar whenever they want, and then they can make required adjustments by changing the settings.
Waiting up to 2 Days
Now you have to wait up to 2 days so that the settings have the full impact of the changes. Emails will work well if the settings are fine. However, if the email software displays errors, then you have to change the settings, and sometimes you will also have to delete the account and then restart. During the DNS switch transition, you can expect your mails to filter into your account. Sometimes, there are certain email delays.
Therefore, it’s a recommendation to make necessary changes over some days where users don’t anxiously wait for mails all the time.
Firing Up The Email Client
It’s good to fire up the mail client and download all existing messages from the new and old email servers. Then you have to replace the IP addresses of POP3 and SMTP servers with some simple names received from the new hosting company.
Now you have to select the ‘test’ button and ensure all are working well.
Deleting The Old Account
Now you have to delete the old account.
You can successfully change your email hosting provider by following these steps. It’s always useful to know the process.