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# 32176 15-Apr-2009 14:34
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On the Telecom email account page it says.

"Up to 10 FREE Sub Accounts

Every Telecom Broadband and Dial-Up primary account holder can have up to 10 FREE Sub Accounts. Each of these Sub Accounts receives FREE access to their own portfolio of services offered by the Telecom Broadband and Yahoo!Xtra partnership.
Everyone gets to have their own

Each Sub Account can have their own Yahoo!Xtra Pro Mail account plus spam protection with all the features and benefits available to the Primary account. Each Sub Account also receives a Flickr Pro account and their own My Yahoo!Xtra homepage."

Does this mean  everyone has their own email address and when they go on line they only get their emails not everyone else as well I guess via a unique login??



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  # 207107 15-Apr-2009 16:22
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Yes, Each email address (sub account) can have their own Yahoo!Xtra Pro Mail account plus spam protection with all the features and benefits available to the Primary account. Each email account is completely separate from each other (no one can see others email messages). Each email address (sub account) also receives a Flickr Pro account and their own My Yahoo!Xtra homepage.

The comments I write on this forum do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer and as such cannot be taken as official statements of my employer.


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  # 207114 15-Apr-2009 16:39
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[edit: nevermind... didn't refresh the page and was already answered]



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  # 207144 15-Apr-2009 19:19
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Thanx for the answer Laughing



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  # 209596 26-Apr-2009 22:31
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Word of caution. Once an account name has been used as a sub account it can never be used as a standalone account (for security reasons- according to Xtra help desk) So if you say set up email addresses for all your kids they could never take them off the account and use them as stand alone ones, as a broadband account or whatever.
The master account chooses whether or not to see the mail for the sub accounts.

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  # 210148 28-Apr-2009 12:22
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I'd like to add I strongly recommend registering your own domain name (~$30 per year) and using Google Apps for domains to host your email over using ISP provided email accounts.

This puts you in control of your own destiny/addresses.  For example if you want to change ISP anytime you don't have to worry about losing your email addresses you've been using for the last x years because it's not  You also get more space, better reliably, better junk mail filtering and a better web ui (gmail) imo.

You can connect to Gmail for domains via pop, imap or web ui so it's very flexible.  Space is ~25GB per mailbox if I recall correctly.  The cost is $0 for standard.

More detail:

Here's a older blog post about moving a families email to google apps (for domains)

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