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One solution is to get your own domain. That way, it can be used conveniently with an online service, such as Gmail.
I've used forevermail.com for several years in order to avoid notifying my contacts I've changed my email address. I now find that the foreveremail.com site is working, but it doesn't allow any view of my account. The page merely says, "It works! This is the default web page for this server. The web server software is running, but no content has been added yet." Are you able to help me?
In this excerpt from Answercast #60, I look at the problems that arise when your email provider goes away.
Unfortunately, probably not specifically with respect to forevermail.com.
What it looks like has happened is that they've probably gone out of business. I honestly don't know - but what you're seeing (a default server page like that) is what happens when a web server is at the equivalent of reformatting and reinstalling your PC. It's a web server that's been reset to its initial state without any of the content being added.
Typically, that happens when a domain name is sold, a service is sold, or a service shuts down.
So, I don't really have any help for forevermail.com other than keeping an eye on the site and seeing if anything changes over time.
Now, I understand what you're trying to do. And it's a very laudable thing to try and have happen. That is to have one email address that is yours and always yours and never needs to be changed.
Unfortunately, the only way to do that - is to do it with it under your control. And that means purchasing your own internet domain; for example, an internet domain like ask-leo.com. I can put an email address on that domain, and as long as I keep ask-leo.com registered, that email address will always be mine.
It doesn't necessarily mean that I have to run a web server to have email. Domain registration services often provide features that include web-based email accounts or email accounts that you can use through normal email programs.
Further, they also often provide forwarding so you can actually service your own web-based domain email using a service like Gmail or Hotmail. And if either of those ever goes away, you can simply change the forwarding to some other service that does work.
So, the only way to really have a domain (an email address that would never, ever go away as long as it's in your control) is to purchase your own internet domain and then set the email up on that domain.
Short of that, the only thing that I can really suggest is to use one of the more popular email services like Gmail or Hotmail or Yahoo. To be honest, I've never heard of forevermail.com and I suspect that's one of the problems.
Things like Gmail and Hotmail and so forth are not going to go away and certainly not anytime soon, simply because there are millions and millions of people relying on those email addresses.
So, those are the two things I would point you at:
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