Hi, Am feeling very stupid and guilty, all my previous posts relating to AOL and Oath mail etc., are in the main completely wrong! I will try and explain, for many years my ISP has been AOL, some years ago TalkTalk bought out AOL and also AOL Desktop which was a combined browser,email etc. I believe that TT never wanted 'Desktop' and Oath bought it out earlier this year, they advised all existing customers that they could continue to use AOL mail, and retain all their email contacts and of course keep their AOL email address but they need to use a different browser. The old Desktop browser used a very old version of Chrome. Oath gave existing customers 30-days to accept this offer. I accepted their offer so my email address remained the [email protected]
AOL & TT had unbundled (LLU) in my local telephone exchange. A few days ago I lost my internet connection and had to phone my ISP then the truth dawned on me, my ISP was TT and always had been, they tested my BT line and asked me what router I was using, I said it was an AOL D-Link DSL 2680 router. They sent me a TalkTalk D-Link DSL 3782 router which arrived next day, easy set-up and am back on line. I checked my local BT exchange and noted that the AOL router had been removed, this may have been the reason why I lost my internet connection. (?) The punch line now is that AOL ceased being an ISP years ago, and there is no reason for it being listed in these forums except for historic purposes.