Asking Opinions - Verizon no longer hosting email

April 2, 2017 at 17:52:14
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Just out of curiosity, I'm wondering what you all think about this. My Mom has verizon for phone, and internet. As part of having Verizon, she is able to have one main email account and several sub accounts. As of the end of April, Verizon will no longer host email. If one wishes to keep a verizon.net email address, user must login to AOL Mail and create a new account. Technically, it's not an AOL account, as the verizon.net address is still valid.

Any opinions?

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April 3, 2017 at 00:36:03
Changing email addresses is always a hassle since many sites you frequent--ebay, paypal, your bank, even this site--keep your address for contact purposes. So I wondered if email sent to an old verizon.net address would go through. From:

https://help.aol.com/articles/veriz...

"Will my email address and password change?

You will use your verizon.net email address, including @verizon.net, as your user name for AOL Mail.

When you register with AOL Mail, you will be prompted to create a new password for your account. This new password will be used to log in to your new AOL Mail account. Your Verizon password will stay the same and will not be impacted by this change."

indicates it will but doesn't say so explicitly. But from previous dealing with the asses at verizon I think that even if the old address works it will only be temporary. After a few months to a year they will do another 'screw you' to their customers and tell them they have to move to an aol.com address.


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#2
April 3, 2017 at 09:27:14
Verizon owns AOL. If you elect to transfer your Verizon email to AOL, the login ID will be "your username@verizon.net". Supposedly, all existing emails, contacts, & folders will migrate to the new account & any future emails sent to your Verizon address will automatically go to your AOL email. There should be very little impact on the user other than getting used to AOL email.

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#3
April 3, 2017 at 10:53:45
I'm not sure about Verizon email's TOS, but I'm pretty sure AOLs' states that any email going through their service are theirs to do with as they please. Disclaimers: IANAL, and it's been over a decade since I last looked at AOL's TOS.

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April 3, 2017 at 14:32:59
riider, I believe you're correct. The Verizon tech I spoke with told me if a customer signs up for the AOL account using the link sent from Verizon, there is no "real" change. The email address will be the same (verizon.net), and the email server stays the same for any client-based email program. I guess this new system only really affects those who normally login to the verizon website to check mail.

We shall see.

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