If you have a Verizon.net Email Account.... beware!

 

For those of you that have "?@verizon.net" email addresses... beware of this!

https://www.verizon.com/Support/Residential/email/migrations...

I just help set up a private email from 1and1.com for someone who's ?@verizon.net literally died,.. they could receive email, but couldn't send anymore. So they got thier domain and email of thier choosing... not an endorsement, just what I did for someone else to get em' back on the air!

At least the email's not being read by Google, Yahoo, AOL, or others...

Anyway..don't throw rocks or shoot me.. I'm just the piano player!

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i was never notified

Verizon never notified me of this change. I saw it in the newspaper. It is incredibly difficult to change an email address, and advance notice would have been appropriate. I am still waiting for their notification.

dobs108 sad

Thanks

for the heads up.
Fred

Keep your ?@verizon.net email address and transfer to AOL

I would suggest 'Keeping your ?@verizon.net email address' and using AOL to support it. Verizon bought AOL knowing they would eventually need AOL's servers to handle emails.

AOL will transfer everything Verizon over to AOL's extensive servers. You can keep your ?@verizon.net email address along with all your other alias email accounts.

This is essentially what happened when Verizon sold their accounts in the states of Texas, Florida and California to Frontier Communications. All those email accounts were transferred to AOL. Works like a charm!

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changing email is a PITA

I used to love my @home.com email address I had with AT&T cable service. Then AT&T sold our local cable service to Mediacom and my email address went bye-bye. I had so many things tied to it and it took a long time to get everything switched over to a new address. There were a few services I never could transfer because they required validation through the old address which no longer existed. I just had to give up on those.

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Those people should choose to keep their existing email address

alandb wrote:

I used to love my @home.com email address I had with AT&T cable service. Then AT&T sold our local cable service to Mediacom and my email address went bye-bye. I had so many things tied to it and it took a long time to get everything switched over to a new address. There were a few services I never could transfer because they required validation through the old address which no longer existed. I just had to give up on those.

That is why people should choose to keep their existing ?@verizon.net email addresses using AOL's extensive servers and support, which Verizon is offering to everyone at no charge. All that would happen would be the easy moving (by the owner) of the owner's account from Verizon's servers to AOL's servers. (That's what happened in three very large states.) People will be able to keep their existing email addresses without any problems or issues.

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There are

koot wrote:
alandb wrote:

I used to love my @home.com email address I had with AT&T cable service. Then AT&T sold our local cable service to Mediacom and my email address went bye-bye. I had so many things tied to it and it took a long time to get everything switched over to a new address. There were a few services I never could transfer because they required validation through the old address which no longer existed. I just had to give up on those.

That is why people should choose to keep their existing ?@verizon.net email addresses using AOL's extensive servers and support, which Verizon is offering to everyone at no charge. All that would happen would be the easy moving (by the owner) of the owner's account from Verizon's servers to AOL's servers. (That's what happened in three very large states.) People will be able to keep their existing email addresses without any problems or issues.

A lot of ways to kick the fur off this cat.

The post wasn't really about using or not using AOL servers.

More directly, it was about the notification never came indicating the ?@verizon.net email would no longer be working.

Instead, in this case, all of a sudden they couldn't send email but they continued to receive it. Further, whatever option to have the ?@verizon.net email get migrated to AOL, appears to have expired. So in this case, these folks didn't seem to have many choices.

They spent several hours over a couple days with verizon & AOL trying to get this sorted out and got a lot of nowhere quick. Creating a unique domain, allowed them to have e-mail access within about 15 minutes.

Yes, it took a couple hours to update all the online accounts with the new email address and a few sending of emails to all their contacts, but unless the site provider goes out of business, they should never have another email issue again.

Frankly, everyone can do as they choose, but if you didn't / don't know this is going to happen, you too could experience all the fun these folks had the joy of dealing with.

So, deal with it anyway you like.

Just remember to kick the fur off the cat!

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Not an Issue for Me

BarneyBadass wrote:
koot wrote:
alandb wrote:

I used to love my @home.com email address I had with AT&T cable service. Then AT&T sold our local cable service to Mediacom and my email address went bye-bye. I had so many things tied to it and it took a long time to get everything switched over to a new address. There were a few services I never could transfer because they required validation through the old address which no longer existed. I just had to give up on those.

That is why people should choose to keep their existing ?@verizon.net email addresses using AOL's extensive servers and support, which Verizon is offering to everyone at no charge. All that would happen would be the easy moving (by the owner) of the owner's account from Verizon's servers to AOL's servers. (That's what happened in three very large states.) People will be able to keep their existing email addresses without any problems or issues.

A lot of ways to kick the fur off this cat.

The post wasn't really about using or not using AOL servers.

More directly, it was about the notification never came indicating the ?@verizon.net email would no longer be working.

Instead, in this case, all of a sudden they couldn't send email but they continued to receive it. Further, whatever option to have the ?@verizon.net email get migrated to AOL, appears to have expired. So in this case, these folks didn't seem to have many choices.

They spent several hours over a couple days with verizon & AOL trying to get this sorted out and got a lot of nowhere quick. Creating a unique domain, allowed them to have e-mail access within about 15 minutes.

Yes, it took a couple hours to update all the online accounts with the new email address and a few sending of emails to all their contacts, but unless the site provider goes out of business, they should never have another email issue again.

Frankly, everyone can do as they choose, but if you didn't / don't know this is going to happen, you too could experience all the fun these folks had the joy of dealing with.

So, deal with it anyway you like.

Just remember to kick the fur off the cat!

Easy as 1-2-3

1 - I received this email from Verizon:
https://www.verizon.com/support/consumer/announcements/today...

2 - I opted for the easy switch to AOL.

3 - My cat is already bald.

There is NO doubt that ALL Verizon email customers received...

There is NO doubt that ALL Verizon email customers received multiple emails (and notices via USPS) to give them plenty of warning about this issue. Some people just don't read this sort of thing, probably thinking it is mere advertising, or they don't understand it - and end up doing nothing. Then complain after the deadline...

When Verizon sold their FiOS accounts in Texas, Florida and California there were many millions of accounts that were notified with multiple emails and mailings that their email accounts must be transferred over to AOL...or they would no longer exist. Guess what? Thousands of people complained that they didn't know about the change until after the deadline when they could no longer use their email account. Well, many millions of people did know and they easily and quickly followed the procedure and transferred their email accounts to AOL (myself included) without a hitch. The OP obviously helped someone that failed to read the notices or comprehend what was going to happen if they did nothing.

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Awwwww... well...

koot wrote:

The OP obviously helped someone that failed to read the notices or comprehend what was going to happen if they did nothing.

This may very well be the case.. But considering the folks I helped out are 85, I'm happy they've learned not to use the cup holder that came with the system as a cup holder! razz

n' I'm so glad your cat is bald n' y'didn't need t'kick it to get its fur off!!!

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incorrect

koot wrote:

There is NO doubt that ALL Verizon email customers received multiple emails (and notices via USPS) to give them plenty of warning about this issue.

Verizon never emailed me. I actually read my email. The family has four verizon.net accounts, and none of them received it. After reading this thread, I did a search including deleted messages and did not find the email.

Nothing arrived from USPS. Any mailing from Verizon would be opened because it is time to renew or cancel the contract for TV and internet service. I have been online in my Verizon account and no message was there.

Is it possible that this change affects a certain geographic area, while other areas will get continued service?

dobs108 smile

Not all customers have been notified

dobs108 wrote:
koot wrote:

There is NO doubt that ALL Verizon email customers received multiple emails (and notices via USPS) to give them plenty of warning about this issue.

Verizon never emailed me. I actually read my email. The family has four verizon.net accounts, and none of them received it. After reading this thread, I did a search including deleted messages and did not find the email.

Nothing arrived from USPS. Any mailing from Verizon would be opened because it is time to renew or cancel the contract for TV and internet service. I have been online in my Verizon account and no message was there.

Is it possible that this change affects a certain geographic area, while other areas will get continued service?

dobs108 smile

Not all customers have been notified yet. As you might imagine the migration will be segmented instead of handling all email customers at one time.

"Verizon has not pinpointed when it expects to complete the migration, but confirmed that the migration will be occurring over the next few months, meaning that not all customers have been notified. Once they are notified, customers will have 30 days to take action."

http://www.multichannel.com/news/finance/verizon-dropping-it...

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That explains a lot...

BarneyBadass wrote:
koot wrote:

The OP obviously helped someone that failed to read the notices or comprehend what was going to happen if they did nothing.

This may very well be the case.. But considering the folks I helped out are 85...

That explains a lot...

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Politicians and Diapers must be changed often for the exact same reason...

good riddance

Verizon.net email did not work for us on two trips to Canada and two trips to Europe. Emails sent from outside the US to verizon.net email addresses simply did not get there. This caused great difficulty. We found that the same emails sent to gmail.com accounts were 100% reliable.

Our transition to gmail began months ago but it will be difficult to change all online accounts to the new address.

dobs108 smile

Verizon email

I did not know this. thanks

Indeed, thanks for the heads

Indeed, thanks for the heads up

I didn't receive anything via USPS

I have multiple verizon accounts, though no Email accounts....

I can confirm that I have NOT received anything in the mail regarding email change....

Having gone through:

Ameritech (I moved to different ISP)
Hotmail (Hacked many years ago)
Comcast (I retired and moved where Comcast wasn't)
Gmail (Where I am now)

Email addresses,
And having gone through the pain of: informing everyone, then finding out 3 years later that they didn't update your address, and they've been replying to the bit bucket for all these years........ and wondering why You haven't replied!!!! smile!

I will not use an ISP related Email address.... I'll use one that doesn't tie me to an ISP or location.....

I didn't even take the option of an email address from my current ISP....

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I'm curious - why would you expect to receive a notification

JanJ wrote:

I have multiple verizon accounts, though no Email accounts....

I'm curious - why would you expect to receive a notification about Verizon email accounts when you have no email accounts with Verizon?

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Politicians and Diapers must be changed often for the exact same reason...

Every ISP creates

koot wrote:
JanJ wrote:

I have multiple verizon accounts, though no Email accounts....

I'm curious - why would you expect to receive a notification about Verizon email accounts when you have no email accounts with Verizon?

A default email for each account that has an internet contract. Usually, in the form of contract or account number @ohforgoodnesssake.com/net/org/comidycentral....

That's why you should receive at least a notification via USPS... without respect to you ever using, logging on to that email account... it's a legal issue... as it's a service you have available that they are changing that you are required to take an action if you want to keep.

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Thanks...

helpful info .

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Why I would expect to Receive a Notification in the Mail!

For the same reason Verizon sends us a letter indicating how they will add so much per month to our bill when I paid cash in full for the replacement phone I just bought!!! I've received not one, but two of those letters!!! And I called berating them to the point where they gave me credit for the mistake!!!
They tell me it's Normal to send out information on all issues to everyone.... Even when they don't need to.... They are NOT VERY BRIGHT at Verizon--They haven't figured out how to parse out form letters based upon individual accounts!

THAT'S WHY!!!

koot wrote:
JanJ wrote:

I have multiple verizon accounts, though no Email accounts....

I'm curious - why would you expect to receive a notification about Verizon email accounts when you have no email accounts with Verizon?

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Those Verizon folks are extremely bright!

JanJ wrote:

For the same reason Verizon sends us a letter indicating how they will add so much per month to our bill when I paid cash in full for the replacement phone I just bought!!! I've received not one, but two of those letters!!! And I called berating them to the point where they gave me credit for the mistake!!!
They tell me it's Normal to send out information on all issues to everyone.... Even when they don't need to.... They are NOT VERY BRIGHT at Verizon--They haven't figured out how to parse out form letters based upon individual accounts!

THAT'S WHY!!!

I strongly suspect you did receive a USPS mailed notice as well as email notices even though you do not use Verizon for your emails. Do you realize you have a Verizon email address? All Verizon customers are issued an email account. It is your decision not to use that issued email address, or to check it, or to include it with your regular email address so you could be informed about such matters.

Very few companies carve out a particular group of their overall customers when it comes to information such as this. And, since all customers are issued an email address Verizon would be hard pressed to determine whether the customer actually uses that email address, or not. Also, some people may signup for a service at the same time a notice is sent - in which previous to the customer signing-up the notice wouldn't apply to them. They would not get a notice! So, they choose to send the notices to all customers. Those Verizon folks are extremely bright!

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One reason to use other

One reason to use other email services..

Moved to gmail years ago for this very reason

Switching ISPs happens all the time (Comcast, Verizon, etc.). I got a gmail account years ago and haven't had any of these issues since then. Gmail is great. Easy to access and use.

Pacbell

A few years ago I had a several pacbell.net email addresss. They went out of the email business but all of those old addresses still work. It seems to happen as technology changes and evolves. It will probably happen to my comcast.net address one of these days.

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Ain't

Technology grand?

I'm so glad I've gone off the crud n' I don't ewes any teknuledjy

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Yeah,

I'm trying to figure out if the Verizon.net email addresses will still work assuming you have an email client or some other method of checking email. It sounds like they'll shutdown the Verizon webmail interface - - not the end of the world.

We've had Verizon email for years and have not seen a word about this change.

We also own a VZ domain and some of the email addresses are attached to that account. Maybe those aren't being touched?

thanks.

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E'ars what I can tell you..

uber360 wrote:

I'm trying to figure out if the Verizon.net email addresses will still work assuming you have an email client or some other method of checking email. It sounds like they'll shutdown the Verizon webmail interface - - not the end of the world.

We've had Verizon email for years and have not seen a word about this change.

We also own a VZ domain and some of the email addresses are attached to that account. Maybe those aren't being touched?

thanks.

For the folks that I helped.. their email client could receive but no longer send..

Same credentials mind you.. so they did something to disable any form of reply through the email client..

I didn't bother to test the web interface as they never used it..

SOOOoooooo.... with that... mrgreen mad laugh out loud wink twisted surprised sad smile evil shock cool razz grin neutral

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I had Verizon email but..

Never really used it.. To much junk emails. Both me and my Wife would get 200+ emails everyday and it was all junk.

I am taking advantage of the AOL email to see if it is better filtering that Verizon was. I still use Gmail and Hotmail and love both.

We will see...

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I have 10 Verizon email

I have 10 Verizon email accounts, 5 Gmail email accounts, 2 Outlook emails accounts and 2 Yahoo email accounts, plus a few other oddball email accounts. The best email accounts are definitely Verizon (using AOL's servers) and Gmail. The best email client I've used is Mozilla Thunderbird. And, both AOL (support for Verizon emails) and the Thunderbird email client have the best spam/junk filters by far.

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Politicians and Diapers must be changed often for the exact same reason...

If you do decide to keep your existing Verizon email accounts

uber360 wrote:

I'm trying to figure out if the Verizon.net email addresses will still work assuming you have an email client or some other method of checking email. It sounds like they'll shutdown the Verizon webmail interface - - not the end of the world.

We've had Verizon email for years and have not seen a word about this change.

We also own a VZ domain and some of the email addresses are attached to that account. Maybe those aren't being touched?

thanks.

You'll be notified about 30 days before you must make a choice whether to keep your Verizon email account(s) or let them go. They are not making the change for everyone all at one time - they are being segmented.

If you do decide to keep your existing Verizon email accounts you will be told how to transfer them over to AOL's email servers. You'll retain your exact same email addresses and you'll use AOL's web mail instead of Verizon's web mail after the transfer...and you can continue to use whatever email client you might use, if any. The migration from Verizon's servers to AOL's servers is seamless and the service is excellent.

Just make sure you read your Verizon emails. A notification will be sent to each email account separately when your time to change comes.

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Koot,

thanks a lot! That's helpful. I, too, have way too many email addresses. It might be prudent to dump some stuff at this time.

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This is why I can't keep my

This is why I can't keep my Comcast email as a primary. My town only has one ISP but this can happen anytime.

AND IF YOU NEED TECH SUPPORT

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Time to move

koot wrote:
alandb wrote:

I used to love my @home.com email address I had with AT&T cable service. Then AT&T sold our local cable service to Mediacom and my email address went bye-bye. I had so many things tied to it and it took a long time to get everything switched over to a new address. There were a few services I never could transfer because they required validation through the old address which no longer existed. I just had to give up on those.

That is why people should choose to keep their existing ?@verizon.net email addresses using AOL's extensive servers and support, which Verizon is offering to everyone at no charge. All that would happen would be the easy moving (by the owner) of the owner's account from Verizon's servers to AOL's servers. (That's what happened in three very large states.) People will be able to keep their existing email addresses without any problems or issues.

Good Advice

good info.

Thanks!

Verizon shutting down email accounts

Verizon shutting down email accounts - Verizon email users must switch to AOL

http://www.mcall.com/business/tech/mc-verizon-email-users-mu...

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thanks to barneyBadass

Thanks to BarneyBadass for the warning in advance. We just received 30 days notice from Verizon that email will be discontinued. For the last three weeks we have already been switching to our gmail addresses.

dobs108 smile

even AT&T quit on me

chimchim12 wrote:

Switching ISPs happens all the time (Comcast, Verizon, etc.). I got a gmail account years ago and haven't had any of these issues since then.

At the dawn of my use of dialup Internet I went with AT&T's Worldnet offering precisely because I was concerned that an expiring ISP might take my email away with it. In the early 1970's I worked for AT&T and I could not imagine they would expire, nor abandon that address.

As time went on I got Comcast service as the only suitable beyond dialup service available in my neighborhood, but kept my AT&T accounts alive, for backup and for email continuity.

But, then, AT&T did indeed abandon their Worldnet email addresses (not your father's AT&T...). By then gmail seemed a viable option, and at least it had the virtue of not being linked to my current ISP choice.

I intend never again to use an ISP-affiliated email account as primary.

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