email program

I am currently using MSN email as my email program.  I want to cancel that email address and acquire a new and different email address.  That new email address might be a Yahoo or Google or one provided by my ISP.  Is there a way to cancel an email address or do I have to just stop using it.  I basically want to get rid of it.
Thanks,
capreol
Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAsked:
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I suggest you sign up for a new email address with some provider before you cancel your current one.  Usually when you cancel an online or 'web mail' account, you lose all the emails and contacts that were stored there.  

Gmail and Yahoo are easy to sign up with but there will be a learning curve because they won't operate exactly the same.  You have to check with your ISP to see what they provide.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need to cancel the email address, otherwise it could live for a very long time.

I have a Hotmail address that I got many, many years back when it was Hotmail and not Microsoft. I sometimes did not use it for a year at a time and it never went away.

So please cancel the address if you do not wish to use it.

.... Thinkpads_User
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@capreol - Thanks, and I was happy to help you with this.

.... Thinkpads_User
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