There are some prime reasons why people tend to change an email address. Some of the common among them are dissatisfaction regarding the current services, a long or weird email address, or in case of too much spam and junk in the inbox. Changing an email address can be quick and simple or time consuming, depending on the time period the user has used his previous email ID.
Though, it is slightly disheartening to know that there is no direct option of changing an email address in most of the popular free email services like Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail, the users need not feel completely disheartened. Of course, there are some better alternatives. One of the best alternatives is to create a new email address and either forward messages from the old one or of course, delete the old one completely.
If a person wants to change his address when his email account is relatively new, then it does not pose too many problems in closing it. The user can just open a new email account and create a new email ID and of course inform the few people whom he has already given his old email ID the new one. The services automatically close down an email account after a specific period of inactivity therefore; there is no need to delete the old email address. It gets deleted by itself!
The common cause of complaint by users in changing email ID is given as spam or junk mail being deluged in the inbox. The popular free mail services though take measures to prevent this, it is virtually impossible to filter or stop all junk mail and some slip through each day. If this is the only reason for changing the email, the user can definitely make use of a free spam filter or buy one.
The users who create a new email account can have their mails forwarded from the old one. This is comparatively easy and for novices there are step to step instructions on the Web. But of course if the mail services do not have the option of forwarding mails, then the user can create a new email ID at the same service and redirect mails from the old to the new mail address.
The popular mail services do not stop a user from maintaining two or three email accounts; therefore the user can just create a new email account and ignore the previous account altogether.