Long story short, my mother died in August 2020, and I need access to her virgin.net emails... I tried logging in and clicking "forgotten password" and it told me to ask my father (he'd set her account up), but as he died in 2009 that's a bit tricky!
Got hold of someone on chat who did some verification and got the phone password sent by mail addressed to my father, so I could call in and get access.
Can't get past the phone system without either a phone number or account number (which I don't have) and the online chat option seems to have vanished from the site.
Does anyone have a link to a chat window, or any clues as to how to get round this?
Is the email address still assigned to a Virginmedia broadband account, as if it isn't then I am afraid that all the support staff can do is too delete the account, as normally when an account is closed the email address is deleted after 90 days, as per terms and conditions only customers who have a Broadband account can use a virginmedia email address like virgin.net.
We need to level with you. This request is likely to prove futile. VM follow strict data protection rules which means that they would normally deny access to this kind of data to third parties. While it might be the case that could have accessed the data had you been given or discovered the password the account and the emails within it should have become inaccessible on the sad passing of your mother. If her will had contained provisions allowing for third party access after death (mine does\) the position might be different. Remember it isn't your data to access.
However VM staff here might wish to investigate further with you. In order to avoid further delay I will ask them to look at this immediately. Wait here for further contact. But please don't build up your hopes.
And, of course, condolences on your loss.
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You're quite right they should deny access to third parties, however most companies are willing to allow executors or relatives access in the case of death... and certainly the person i spoke to was happy to help and provide part of the answer... so I am still hopeful!