Posted 4/3/2022 09:11 (#9594516 - in reply to #9587436) Subject: RE: I need a new email provider.
Since it's a Gmail account, you can go to https://takeout.google.com and download all your email, contacts, calendar, Drive data, etc. I'd get your new account set up right away and then put a forwarding rule in your old account to send all new messages to your new account. You can then reply back to the people you want to know your new address. :) Also, make a list of all the organizations who email you (banks, vendors, etc) and call them to update their records to the new address. It's a pain.
Others have suggested getting a custom domain name, and I recommend that too. It's the best way to make your email address portable, but it can take some configuration to get it going. If you're not sure how to do it, enlist the help of a good IT guy.
Also, if you use or plan to use Microsoft Office and get a custom domain name, I'd recommend going with Microsoft's email services. There's more to it than just email.