Email Forward and Hosting

Any advice on this guys would be appreciated as I’m getting a mixed message from the existing knowledge base and the warning over closing my hosting account.

I’m closing my hosting account due to lack of use but still need the URL and email for the time being. Does email forwarding explicitly need hosting to work or can I forward on to a Gmail account after closing the hosting service I’m currently using?

Or maybe there is a work around?

Many thanks in advance

Hi oballo21,

Thank you for contacting us!

While you do not need to have your website hosted with us or domain name register with us, you will still need to have an active hosting plan for emails services to remain active as well. Hope that helps clear up any confusion, please let us know if you have any more questions we can help with.

Matt C