On Friday I am changing ISPs from Orange, I phoned them and asked if I could keep my Orange e-mail address, just for 6 months they said I could keep
Now will I still be able to receive e-mails ? because won't it have to go through their servers?
You can receive emails fine, but you won't be able to send it via Orange smtp. You need new ISP's smtp details for that.
Or use their webmail
One reason why I keep a hotmail acct, I've had it since Adam was a boy, and most of my friends and acquaintances know it.
I have Hotmail which I've had since year dot. I also have Outlook for work and a different Outlook for uni. Google offer a free GMail service and Yahoo does too so there's no need to be tied to the ISP. A word of warning though, no matter which e-mail account you use it is going to be available to GCHQ and NSA etc to make sure you're not being a naughty boy.