Get a new email account
You can get a free account or buy a personalised email address.
Free email accounts are available from providers such as Gmail and Outlook.com. To get an account, search the Internet for email account setup, choose a provider and register for an email account.
Or you can buy your own personal email address. If you buy a custom domain, you can fully personalise your email address, such as firstname.lastname@example.org. Search the Internet for ‘purchase domain name‘. You’ll need to subscribe to an email service that lets you link your unique domain name to your email address. There are many providers including Google who offer this.
Tips for telling everyone your new email address
Copy key emails over to your new account
Once your new email account is ready, you can copy any emails you want to keep from your Kent Inbox to your new account: see our detailed instructions for how (you’ll be asked to confirm your acceptance of some conditions first).
Set an auto-reply to tell people your new email
So that people start using your new address as soon as possible, set up an automatic reply on your Kent email account.