One of the reasons that some people decide to stay with a service or username that they are less than happy with is the hassle associated with letting friends, family and professional contacts know that your e-mail address has changed. This does not have to be a particularly onerous task so long as you are organized with the process and follow a few tricks. This is especially so if you are involved in social networking sites along with many of your friends.
Things You'll Need
Write an e-mail to friends whose e-mail addresses you still have on record from your new e-mail address, either from a computer-based or pen-and-paper address book, printed correspondence or social networking sites. Title the e-mail with your first and last name and the words: "E-mail Address Change." Include your new e-mail address in the body of the e-mail just to be thorough. Ask that your friends send a quick reply back noting that they have updated your address.
Update your e-mail address on social networking websites that you have an account with and send a private message in the system to each of your friends noting your new e-mail address.
Call any friends that either did not respond to your e-mail before and tell them your new e-mail address. Do the same with anyone who you no longer have the e-mail address of since you switched Internet service providers.
Tips & Warnings
- It is better to inform people of the e-mail address change before the change if that is possible.
- Consider taking the e-mail address change as an opportunity to check in with friends who you have infrequent contact with for various reasons.
- Don't be offended if someone doesn't reply to your original e-mail. They may have a spam filter that deleted your message.