on 25-09-2010 10:55
No. Virgin email is free, but only if you are paying.
on 25-09-2010 18:28
yes because the is linked to your account, if you close the account the relationship is broken and the email service gets closed down when broband gets shutdown, the only way to keep the email address active is to have a paid internet service with virginmedia.
so is best to have a external email address, eg yahoo,gmail,hotmail account as a backup.
myself i have 4 email address with virginmedia 2 gmail, 3 yahoo 1 hotmail.