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Topic # 147211 12-Jun-2014 14:39
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Hello - a long time ago - I signed up for Orcons free email for life and have been using it to this day, a few years ago I added Genius broadband and now I am wanting to leave for greener grasses
(but happy to stay if they offer VDSL 80GB and phone foR $75 as I can get this with vodafone 80Gb naked vdsl (with onaccount number) + 2talk line)

My question is when my new provider disconnects my orcon connection - will my email disappear too???

Thanks

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  Reply # 1064124 12-Jun-2014 14:44
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I don't want to sound stupid, but isn't that exactly what 'free email for life' means. I.e. That you keep it regardless of whether you are with orcon for broadband or not.

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  Reply # 1064134 12-Jun-2014 14:45
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My understanding was that anyone from any ISP could signup to that email address for life. I recall signing up to one many years ago before it was sold, although I wouldn't have a clue what it is now.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1064135 12-Jun-2014 14:51
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That was many many moons ago... I finished up with Orcon a few weeks ago, and my email is still active - however, I havent returned my router yet so theyre "billing" me for it until its returned, so maybe because the account is active, the email is left for now as well.... soon as I return the router the email may stop.




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  Reply # 1064139 12-Jun-2014 14:55
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yes is the answer - unless their policy has changed?  

- I've had an Orcon address as my main Email for many years...  been to many different ISPs in that time, currently back with Orcon but if I leave again I expect to keep using the email as I always have...



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  Reply # 1064144 12-Jun-2014 15:05
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xpd: That was many many moons ago... I finished up with Orcon a few weeks ago, and my email is still active - however, I havent returned my router yet so theyre "billing" me for it until its returned, so maybe because the account is active, the email is left for now as well.... soon as I return the router the email may stop.


Xpd - keep me posted but sounds like it will remain!




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  Reply # 1064146 12-Jun-2014 15:07
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NonprayingMantis: I don't want to sound stupid, but isn't that exactly what 'free email for life' means. I.e. That you keep it regardless of whether you are with orcon for broadband or not.


Orcon is my main email address - I dont want to lose it from Orcon not letting us know if they cancel it or not as part of the move process

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  Reply # 1064158 12-Jun-2014 15:14
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See this post by FireEngine from 22-May-2013 about this.

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  Reply # 1064159 12-Jun-2014 15:14
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For now at least, we don't cancel your email account when you close your broadband account with us.

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  Reply # 1064194 12-Jun-2014 16:09
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Rather buy your own domain name and pay Google to host it for $5/mo. It's not free, but it is yours, they give you some other nice-to-have stuff for the $5 and you can have it forever as it's your own domain name, regardless of what ISP goes out of business, is sold on etc. $5 is hardly a big fee.

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  Reply # 1064198 12-Jun-2014 16:26
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I have an Orcon mail address for life and also a Gmail and Outlook one just in case they change their policy when they get sold again..




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  Reply # 1064204 12-Jun-2014 16:41
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old3eyes: I have an Orcon mail address for life and also a Gmail and Outlook one just in case they change their policy when they get sold again..


I don't see a point anymore to having multiple accounts. The NSA, marketing people and others all know those email addresses are all you, so the overhead will be with you, rather than anywhere else and certainly with your friends and relatives who will in all likleyhood not have three email addresses on hand for you. In fact, I'd argue consolidating everything into a single point of administration and contact is better sense. Orcon have a great deal and I don't want to detract from that but if Orcon goes broke, get's sold or the way domains work changes in years to come, you likely won't have an @Orcon.co.nz account anymore.

Your own domain is customisable, cheap to have, maintain and manage but more importantly, it's portable.

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  Reply # 1064488 12-Jun-2014 21:54
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gundar: Rather buy your own domain name and pay Google to host it for $5/mo. It's not free, but it is yours, they give you some other nice-to-have stuff for the $5 and you can have it forever as it's your own domain name, regardless of what ISP goes out of business, is sold on etc. $5 is hardly a big fee.

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i have my own domain name, how would i go about doing this?





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  Reply # 1064495 12-Jun-2014 22:04
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hamish225:
gundar: Rather buy your own domain name and pay Google to host it for $5/mo. It's not free, but it is yours, they give you some other nice-to-have stuff for the $5 and you can have it forever as it's your own domain name, regardless of what ISP goes out of business, is sold on etc. $5 is hardly a big fee.

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i have my own domain name, how would i go about doing this?


Google sign ups here: https://www.google.com/a/signup/#0

Office365 sign ups here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-nz/products/compare-microsoft-office-products-FX104165233.aspx?WT%2Eintid1=ODC%5FENNZ%5FFX010064710%5FXT104187042

Both services have 0800 numbers and wizard driven experiences but if you want help with either, I suggest you start a new thread here so that others can help.

I recall both services have a trial of a week or more, I would suggest you trial each one, but remember that your domain may have restrictions as to how often it can be moved around.

If you are not too tech savvy, you can get some help from an IT expert or contractor for around $90 - $120 depending on how many devices you want setup or how much email you wish to import/transfer. If this is you, don't forget to mention where you live so that somebody can come out and help you with ease, I am in Hamilton and can offer these services out of hours.



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