I've joined this forum to try and get help regarding the closure of my virgin.net mailbox. One of my virgin.net email address has been my principle one since my dial-up days in the early 1990s. I have used it almost daily until last week when access to it was suddenly stopped.
Will someone please explain company policy regarding the use of legacy email addresses? What is wrong with maintaining email address connectivity for customers who have stuck with Virgin Media down the years as it merges with other businesses? In my case I joined ntl World as a cable customer and was told I could keep my virgin.net addresses as Virgin Net used ntl's backbone. This proved to be the case. As I understand it, ntl World was subsequently rebranded as, or was merged with, Virgin Media. Again, there was not an issue with the continued use of my virgin.net email addresses, nor my ntlworld.com email addresses as the instructions on how to connect to the appropriate email servers were spelled out on the new company's website. I seem to remember blueyonder customers were catered for too.
Can I please have continued and on going access to my principle virgin.net mailbox?
and followed its instructions. My virgin.net mailbox is accessible once again I'm glad to report.
FYI, the error message I got directed me to the telephone number for customer service. Unfortunately the customer service person I spoke to didn't seem to know about this issue and had me trying in vain to contact Talk-Talk(!) She has therefore escalated my problem to the next level and I await a call from one of her colleagues. Can someone please ensure that customer service staff are briefed about this possible solution? I can see from other threads on this forum that I am not the only one who has had this accessibility problem. It has taken a while to get my service restored and I'd be at my wit's end by now if I hadn't delved into this forum.
My question remains though, can someone please tell me what your company policy is re legacy email addresses that use obsolete domain names?
It looks like I'm best to continue downloading my email to my PC using Outlook in the meantime and hope that no one gets out of the wrong side of the bed one day and decides to kill off the active old addresses.
As a matter of interest, the 48 hours for my return call from the Customer Service Department has expired without contact from them. I don't know if that's because they know the situation has been sorted, or if it's because they're too busy directing people to Talk-Talk!
The lack of a return call has already been shrugged off thanks to the solution found here. So far so good re the mailbox. It appears I had to find out the hard way where to go first to get useful information. The Community Help Forum has been duly bookmarked in case I need it in future.