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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 02-Jun-13 00:10:22
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Re: BT changing mail supplier from Yahoo! to Critical Path


[re: undecidedadrian] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by undecidedadrian:
To be honest I would happily not be issued with ISP email service and get a better price that I could use to pay for my professional mail service.

BE did this, and one of many reasons I was a BE customer. I would still be apart from the fact they were bought by Telefonica (O2) and didn't do Fibre.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Speeds 49 / 8.2 Mbps - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m
Huawei modem -> RT-N66U -> Switch -> PC/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone/TV - last speedtest
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 02-Jun-13 00:19:33
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Re: BT changing mail supplier from Yahoo! to Critical Path


[re: Chrysalis] [link to this post]
 
It was 5 or 6 years or so when BT moved - maybe more.

Yahoo offered BT a "great deal" to host all BTs consumer mail accounts which was significantly less than BTs own costs - to the accountants it was an easy choice, although there were many in BT who wanted to fight the move and keep the service in-house for several reasons including that it would offer customers a better solution.


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Standard User The_Voyager
(committed) Sun 02-Jun-13 09:33:16
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Re: BT changing mail supplier from Yahoo! to Critical Path


[re: undecidedadrian] [link to this post]
 
Totally agree, I have my own domain names which I only use for email, I think ISPs should stop giving "free" email and concentrate on giving out fixed IPs to those who need them.

If anyone wants a free email address they can use either Google or Yahoo

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 02-Jun-13 10:10:05
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Re: BT changing mail supplier from Yahoo! to Critical Path


[re: The_Voyager] [link to this post]
 
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Totally agree, I have my own domain names which I only use for email, I think ISPs should stop giving "free" email and concentrate on giving out fixed IPs to those who need them.

I agree, but the ISPs do it as a 'lock in' tactic. Only Sky so far let you keep your @sky.com address for free if you leave them.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Speeds 49 / 8.2 Mbps - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m
Huawei modem -> RT-N66U -> Switch -> PC/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone/TV - last speedtest
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 02-Jun-13 10:11:10
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Re: BT changing mail supplier from Yahoo! to Critical Path


[re: jchamier] [link to this post]
 
O2 do too.

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sun 02-Jun-13 10:58:32
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Re: BT changing mail supplier from Yahoo! to Critical Path


[re: Chrysalis] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Chrysalis:
If I want a yahoo account I would use one directly, and it doesnt have the disadvantages such as losing the account when cancelling the broadband.

The BT email hosted by Yahoo provides access via the Yahoo portal (or a variant of it) to webmail for BT email customers but many of them have no clue it even exists as they just use it via POP3. POP3 hardly fits in with Yahoo's business model, which might be why it was so flaky.

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Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 02-Jun-13 11:27:36
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Re: BT changing mail supplier from Yahoo! to Critical Path


[re: jchamier] [link to this post]
 
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Only Sky so far let you keep your @sky.com address for free if you leave them.


???

Sorry, but that isn't correct!

I still have "historic" PlusNet & O2 accounts, which are still active, & which I don't pay for!

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John
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 02-Jun-13 21:12:22
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[re: gomezz] [link to this post]
 
AOL do too!

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC - BQM
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 02-Jun-13 22:52:03
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[re: johnjburness] [link to this post]
 
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I still have "historic" PlusNet & O2 accounts, which are still active, & which I don't pay for!

I completely missed O2 which I did know about before, but I really had no idea PlusNet bothered with email and let you keep it after you cancelled.

BT Business (@btconnect.com) addresses apparently were not deleted when people left, and NTL managed to forget to delete many email accounts too - but I think they were mistakes.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Speeds 49 / 8.2 Mbps - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m
Huawei modem -> RT-N66U -> Switch -> PC/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone/TV - last speedtest
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
Standard User dieselglider
(experienced) Mon 03-Jun-13 20:19:44
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I have an old Plusnet email, which I still use at times. I seem to remember, when migrating away, that you had to request a change of account to dial-up to keep the email active.

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