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Verizon email address change question
« on: May 12, 2017, 12:49:33 pm »
Verizon has just notified me that they are leaving the email business. And if I want to keep my email address they will transfer me over to an AOL email account.
How is AOL email service?
Do you have any complaints about it?

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Re: Verizon email address change question
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 03:33:14 pm »
That seems odd since they are in the middle of buying yahoo. AOL is free but don't know much about it. One of the best out there for free mail has to be googles gmail. I would go where you want and set one up then monitor your AOL account and start trying to move people over to your new one. May AOL will let you do a forward?
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Re: Verizon email address change question
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 03:55:43 pm »
It has taken me a while but I have moved all my email services to aol but kept my same email addresses.

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Re: Verizon email address change question
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 05:26:48 pm »
I honestly didn't realize AOL was still around.
I'm thinking......

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Re: Verizon email address change question
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 08:33:06 pm »
So you are on AOL but the .com is still Verizon?
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Re: Verizon email address change question
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 09:08:15 pm »
Don't do it. Go to gmail.  AOL is unreliable Odds are, if you use AOL, you won't get Forestry Forum email notifications. Its horrible for that.
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Re: Verizon email address change question
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017, 08:00:54 am »
Don't do it. Go to gmail.  AOL is unreliable Odds are, if you use AOL, you won't get Forestry Forum email notifications. Its horrible for that.
Well it's already done, so I don't want to notify hundreds and hundreds of contacts that my email address has changed. I may loose lots of business.
Jeff, send me a notice and I'll see if I get it.

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Re: Verizon email address change question
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2017, 08:16:25 am »
Years ago I used AOL mail and I switched over to gmail after they started charging me because I went over their limit for free storage. There was no easy way to save any old mail to my computer to keep a record. I had to forward each email to my new gmail address to retain a copy. It was a hard system to leave. I read that gmail is the most secure mail system available for free now and you have full control of your mail. :)
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Re: Verizon email address change question
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2017, 11:50:13 am »
I agree with Jeff go open a gmail account and use both but start encouraging people to use your gmail account. It may take awhile but they will figure it out. Also you can create a signature that has a notice in it of your gmail account.
I just checked and you can get gmail to bring your aol main in. Just google "forward aol mail to gmail"
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Re: Verizon email address change question
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2017, 12:13:22 pm »
Gmail has a much better spam filter than AOL. and avoid yahoo like the plague I am pretty sure that is how all bad everything is spread.
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Re: Verizon email address change question
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2017, 12:08:59 pm »
Yahoo mail is bad bad bad because of the millions of accounts that were hacked.  Many times now mail servers simply reject mail coming from a yahoo account. AOL is just about as bad, not quite. Also avoid hotmail and msn mail.
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Re: Verizon email address change question
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2017, 12:13:03 pm »
How long until gmail is on "the list" of ones to avoid?  As people figure out it's better, they'll start migrating and then you know what happens. 

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Re: Verizon email address change question
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2017, 12:58:35 pm »
Gmail is a big part of google as well as the android platform supporting a good share of the phones in the world. If you have to worry about gmail, that will be just a tiny part of what you really will need to worry about.
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Re: Verizon email address change question
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2017, 06:33:44 pm »
Hmm.  I might hafta look into this more seriously...  thx for info
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