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Keeping e-mail address

At present I use Virgin for two mobiles but my e-mail service is provided by TalkTalk - previously EE, previously Pipex. I wish Virgin to provide my e-mails but have been told previously that I cannot keep my present TalkTalk e-mailing name. I really don't want to have to tell hundreds of people/organisations of the change. If this is in fact possible what actions are needed.

 

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Virgin Media only provide an email service to their VM broadband customers so Virgin Media will not be able to provide email for you.

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Despite what most think, an email address is NEVER yours, it always belongs to whoever owns the domain name (basically the bit after the @ sign) - they simply allow you to use it and offer to store and handle your emails for you subject to certain conditions - mostly that you pay them money!

As @Graham_A says above, VM only provide (now) @virginmedia.com addresses, and a few older legacy addresses and only then if you are also a VM broadband customer. But even if they didn't have the last stipulation, it just isn't possible for them to provide any other email addresses other than the ones they control.

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Get your own domain and email addresses.  You can keep them forever regardless of your broadband provider.

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If you really want to keep a TalkTalk email address then you might be able to sign up to TalkTalk's mail plus.

https://www.talktalk.co.uk/shop/mailplus?=attmp

It's not free - it's £5 per month or £50 for 12 months.

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