Changing your email provider can be a daunting task, but it is important to remember that it is not necessary to change your name servers as well. In fact, changing your name servers may cause more problems than it solves.
Before you make any changes, it is important to understand how email works. Email addresses are encoded as strings of characters, and are stored in a user’s mailbox on the email server.
When a user sends an email, the email server sends a request to the user’s email provider, asking for the user’s email address.
The email provider then queries the user’s name server for the user’s address. If the user has changed their name servers, the email provider will query the new name server for the address.
However, it is possible for email to still reach the user if the new name server is not authoritative for the user’s domain. In this case, the email will be delivered to the user’s mailbox on the email server that is authoritative for the user’s domain.
Therefore, it is important to remember the following when considering changes to your email provider:
1. Changing your email provider will not change your name servers.
2. Changing your name servers may cause more problems than it solves.
3. If you are changing your email provider, make sure to also change your name servers.