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    • jk0
    • By jk0 17th Mar 17, 6:45 PM
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    This is such a nuisance. I've had my freeserve email address for 15 years, and it's on my business cards. This is going to be a lot of hassle to advise all my correspondents. Plus most sites use my email address as my user ID.

    Shouldn't it be illegal to require this? If EE stopped providing phone service, I could use the same phone number with a different provider.

    I take some comfort that this will be a spectacular own goal for EE. It's only due to the email that I use their broadband & phone deal. Without it, I can go to anyone.
    • liviboy
    • By liviboy 17th Mar 17, 6:55 PM
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    I can see why they'd want people to move to a new system as it can improve security, reliability etc. But there is absolutely no reason at all that legacy email addresses couldn't be forwarded to the new accounts automatically for say 12 months to enable people time to update their details but also in case of old contacts trying to get in touch.
    • BobbinAlong
    • By BobbinAlong 17th Mar 17, 6:57 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 6:57 PM
    You can buy your own internet domain very cheaply and thus have your own email addresses to avoid having to change address when you change provider.
    I've been with 1&1 for about 15 years and had the same email address but changed my internet provider in that time and I can either use the domain's email service or forward my mail from there to my internet provider mail or wherever!
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 17th Mar 17, 7:31 PM
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    Didn't know this would make Mse news flash lol
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 17th Mar 17, 7:32 PM
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    This is such a nuisance. I've had my freeserve email address for 15 years, and it's on my business cards. This is going to be a lot of hassle to advise all my correspondents. Plus most sites use my email address as my user ID.

    Shouldn't it be illegal to require this? If EE stopped providing phone service, I could use the same phone number with a different provider.

    I take some comfort that this will be a spectacular own goal for EE. It's only due to the email that I use their broadband & phone deal. Without it, I can go to anyone.
    Originally posted by jk0
    Should have used 1 of the free providers that arent restrictive or the possibility of the service being shut down or hange your ISP, could just get your own domain as mentioned. Would look more professional having your own domain.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 17th Mar 17, 8:05 PM
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    On the other hand, my xxxxx@tiscali.co.uk account is still going strong. Looking at e-mails I saved from 2004.

    If I had known, wouldn't have bothered to switch to other accounts.
    When Talktalk took over Tiscali, I assumed that was the end, but they kept the account going, even though I haven't been with them for over ten years.
    • JuicyJesus
    • By JuicyJesus 18th Mar 17, 10:38 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:38 AM
    Unfortunately there's currently no way for our Credit Club members to change their email address, so you'll need to delete your account and re-register with a new address if you want to keep in touch.
    That's really poor, guys.
    urs sinserly,
    ~~joosy jeezus~~
    • dggar
    • By dggar 18th Mar 17, 11:34 PM
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    Mentioned on techie stuff board on 9th Feb. 27 posts there's.
    • harz99
    • By harz99 19th Mar 17, 10:15 AM
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    Mentioned on techie stuff board on 9th Feb. 27 posts there's.
    Originally posted by dggar

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5600508


    This link might have been useful...
    • dggar
    • By dggar 19th Mar 17, 5:45 PM
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    Originally posted by harz99
    Couldn't get it to copy on the device I was borrowing
    • Dank
    • By Dank 28th Mar 17, 1:52 PM
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    What I find annoying is that I only heard of this by chance on radio.

    Neither I or my brother who also uses old FS account have received any warning. He uses his account for business so has lot of work to do to update things.

    Never had problems with fsmail unlike Yahoo and Talktalk
    • Abe64
    • By Abe64 19th Apr 17, 2:22 PM
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    I have been with Freeserve since it was founded and made extensive use of its services as will be explained. If a company provides a good service - as each takeover company had, then I would remain loyal to the end and have done. With this chain of buyouts I saw no reason to change as I have never had major issues of any sort nor reason for serious complaint.


    As such I have divided the mail into slots for family, gaming, business, educational areas and more.


    Having have stayed with this one provider since it setup, this creates a massive problem for me, I have registered with hundreds of sites with my primary email alone so this will be a massive headache for me.


    Add to that game company sites with alternate names for security, in those games sites I added extra security with passwords of random letters/number/characters of 16+ making it harder for hackers to get my game accounts. The same level of password security was applied to business and banking areas where required.


    Critical Sites I have kept track of every password, but others I rely on the ability to come back and change the password if I forget it - which will only work with the emails that those accounts were set up with. Once that's gone, password recovery will be impossible and I will not be able to re register with another email as there will be an existing account with matching details. The end result will be that I am locked out of how many sites? It would be impossible to count if I were honest - in some cases I used a few pre-set passwords, others are as I listed above with added character protection.


    I have been helping with important business with a company on behalf of family. When my primary email storage goes - what protection will I have from any such companies declaring that any emails I present are fabricated or attempted fraud as the name doesn't exist? This situation is not alone by any extent and I have no doubt that others out there would be in a similar situation.


    I have of recent years been on painkillers which exacerbated this situation by affecting my memory, so recent material is not going to be an issue. But older sites I wish to return to - what do I do?


    Change my name?
    alter my birthdate?
    alter my home address?


    Lets make it clear - were I to do that, it will again have the potential to open me up to possible charges of attempted fraud, as it would potentially seem to be someone trying to access my account. Just how many times am I going to have to explain what situation EE have dropped me in by removing its email servers? Will I even be able to access some sites at all, in many cases I would say no for all the above reasons.


    I've been trained as a test engineer for many years and as such have joined many forums, company sites, educational areas or monitor sites with information relevant to my field of skills with my primary address. Could anyone recall all the sites and details they registered with over a 20 year period? not likely, like me they would rely on the fall back of forgotten password/registration which would allow them to reset details with their email address.


    Before this news came out, I was about to upgrade my service from the 40 to maximum speed available. I would imagine many like me are now going to look at what other companies offer as the TV box is nothing special. EE cut costs and get more servers to cope with bandwidth or other business while on the other hand get grief as a result.


    Yet for all that, any cuts in the costs of services ... no, not even a mention in any way.
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