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Rant TalkTalk charging for email

Discussion in 'General' started by CrapBag, 10 Oct 2019.

  1. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    So after Tesco decided to shut down there email services TalkTalk are now doing similar.

    It took me an absolute age to migrate all my accounts from Tesco to my TalkTalk and outlook email addresses and now it seems I have to do the same again for my old TalkTalk email.

    Yeh I'm really going to pay them £5 a month for email access which takes next to nothing to administer.

    Good job TalkTalk scare away any possibility of customers returning just to make a quick buck.

    Looks like I will be making another outlook account and doing some maintenance.

    Shame that I have to do it for my wife and both kids too.
     
  2. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    I've been using Outlook/Hotmail for more than 15 years, mainly because it makes life easy when changing ISP and it's free for the level of service I want. So far it has been problem free.
     
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  3. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Just use gmail. I much prefer it to hotmail
     
  4. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    1. Get Gmail account (If you have an android phone, you have one anyway)
    2. Get own domain name
    3. Use "You@domain" to forward to Gmail
    4. Profit!
     
  5. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Well-Known Member

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    Just realised I've had the same hotmail address for 21 years.
    I never used to use it much and and used the ISP ones I used to get but when you change ISP I had to change my email address.

    I always assumed ISP emails was a dying thing now that everyone seemed to use Gmail and Hotmail
     
  6. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    I've always used Outlook (even in Express form, in the earlier days) and more recently archive all my e-mail data files to a separate drive on my PC... esp. as it means I don't lose any mail if I need to reinstall my OS.

    Still using a blueyonder e-mail address created when they were what Virgin Media are now, in our area of the world.
     
  7. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Conversely, today when so few are using ISP email and instead using web alternatives, providing email for the 95% that don't touch it for the benefit of the 5% that do disproportionately increases the cost per active user of providing the service.
    Charging everyone for email eliminates the inactive accounts and more accurately reflects of providing the active ones. And since no sensible ISP in the world will consider email a key revenue stream, it makes sense for them to discourage users from using it.
     
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  8. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    Well they are definitely discouraging me lol
     
  9. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Well, you're talking to the person who pays for 3 seats of Office 365 Business Essentials at £4.50 a month each so maybe I'm the wrong person to be commenting here! A fiver a month doesn't seem expensive with that in mind - although you'd think they would just make the change effective on the next minimum term renewal for people and just slip it in as part of the T&Cs.
     
  10. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    I think u get a lot more function from Office to be honest.

    Its a mute point really as I just have to change my families email addresses again, its annoying though.
     
  11. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Office365 Business Essentials gives you outlook.com with a custom domain if you choose to use one, and the online versions of word and excel. You also get teams and Skype for business but these have no use for me with the users in question. I think it roughly balances out in some way.
     
  12. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    I stopped using my talktalk email, even though we're still with tt, about 3-4 years ago as the service was apalling, it was a 50-50 chance whether i'd get any emails or not each time I looked, and towards the end I don't think I could send any.
     
  13. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Same. 20 years I've had my original account.

    I soon realised that travelling around made it hard to keep the same email. I was between the USA and UK at the time and every time I cancelled a service (like blueyonder etc) I'd lose my email account. Same with my old Comcast and Roadrunner.

    I've stuck to "Hotmail" ever since.
     
  14. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    I've never used an ISP email. only yahoo, hotmail and now gmail (for the past 13 years).
     

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