I need something explained to me. Up until now i thought i knew how it worked, but it has been brought to my attention that i am wrong. Can anyone help please.
As far as i was aware, to have emails working through outlook express, both the POP3 (provided by the server host) and the SMTP (provided by your ISP) are needed.
This is how i have done emails before, and they have worked.
To my knowledge, the POP3 part is to do with where your website is hosted.
Because of this, i also beleived that if a domain name was to go down, then the email facility would no longer work.
Let me try and explain it a little better.
Say i had the domain name www.webboy.com, and my email was firstname.lastname@example.org. Also assume my ISP is BT.
My POP3 would be something like mail.webboy.com and my SMTP would be something like SMTP.bt.com.
This would allow me to send and receive emails at email@example.com through outlook.
To my knowledge, if i were then to transfer my domain to another server.....effectively the domain does not exist for a little while, and in turn the email would not work. i.e. if the domain does not exist, then the POP3- mail.webboy.com would not exist either.
does this make sense?
My problem is that i have a domain name i wish to transfer to another server. The company who own the domain name recieve and send a lot of emails per day and cannot afford there email not to work for a few days.
Is there anyway i can transfer there domain yet still keep there emails working?