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How does it work?

When you sign up for an internet access you are almost always provided with an email mailbox.

This is known as your primary mailbox and might be thought of as the electronic equivalent of the mailbox sitting beside your house's front gate.

When your email client (e.g. Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Eudora etc) collects emails, just like you do, it goes to the mail box and checks if there is anything in it. If so it will collect it and place it in your inbox...like putting snail mail on the kitchen table.

Email forwarding works just like forwarding of snail mail. You choose an email address such as John@Davis.net.au or Judy@Davis.net.au (yes, capitals are OK and make your email even more distinctive) and messages are automatically and transparently forwarded to your primary mailbox where you pick them up along with all your other email.

There are a number of advantages of this:

  1. Even if you change who your interenet connection is through (and thus where your primary mailbox is) your email address does not change, you simply redirect to your new mailbox (via a web form).
  2. You have a distinctive, personal and very memorable email address - especially if your surname is Davis (why else would you want this?)
  3. You can use a Davis.net.au email address for your personal email yet still have it delivered to your business email box...or anywhere else for that matter.

Thanks...I understand now

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