Ever since I swapped my account over to my own name from my father's, I've been receiving the same error whenever I try to access the email account of my main profile.
Your mailbox is not available at the moment.
Please retry again in one hour and make sure you are using the correct password to access your email from all of your devices.
If the problem continues, please call our team for help on 150 from a Virgin Media phone or mobile, or 0345 454 1111from any other phone and select option 2.For details about how much it costs to call our team from a Virgin Media home phone, visitvirginmedia.com/callcosts. Call costs from other networks and mobiles vary."
I've changed my login details (both username and password) a couple of times but I still get the same notice.
It's been going on since I changed over the account 3 years ago, and while I can access my secondary accounts no problem, I'm unable to access the main email, which I'm worried will cause a problem with bills/notifications when I move this year.
I think the clue to the issue may be in this line here:
Ever since I swapped my account over to my own name from my father's,
Bear in mind that Virgin Media email accounts are managed differently to how you might expect.
The account has a primary email which is assigned by Virgin Media on creation of the Broadband account, and up to 9 secondary email addresses which are created by the primary account holder as and when required.
Now while IT IS possible to change the username for an account to a third party email address. Changing it to another existing Virgin Media email causes all sorts of strange behaviour including what you are seeing.
The most important thing to understand is that it's impossible to promote a secondary email address a to become a primary account.
As a Very Insightful Person, I'm here to share my knowledge. I don't work for Virgin Media.