Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




192 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 147211 12-Jun-2014 14:39
Send private message

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

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
6433 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 1064124 12-Jun-2014 14:44
One person supports this post
Send private message

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.

13788 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1714


  Reply # 1064134 12-Jun-2014 14:45
Send private message

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.

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software

xpd

The Overrated Raccoons
8683 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1247

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1064135 12-Jun-2014 14:51
Send private message

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 / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz

 

Sea of Thieves Down Under


Bee

591 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 109


  Reply # 1064139 12-Jun-2014 14:55
Send private message

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...



192 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 1064144 12-Jun-2014 15:05
Send private message

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!




192 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 1064146 12-Jun-2014 15:07
Send private message

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

65 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1064158 12-Jun-2014 15:14
Send private message

See this post by FireEngine from 22-May-2013 about this.

Fully Operational
3343 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1088

Trusted
Vocus
Subscriber

  Reply # 1064159 12-Jun-2014 15:14
Send private message

For now at least, we don't cancel your email account when you close your broadband account with us.

488 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 80

Trusted

  Reply # 1064194 12-Jun-2014 16:09
2 people support this post
Send private message

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.

/2cents

7758 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 765

Subscriber

  Reply # 1064198 12-Jun-2014 16:26
Send private message

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..




Regards,

Old3eyes


488 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 80

Trusted

  Reply # 1064204 12-Jun-2014 16:41
Send private message

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.

1312 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 171


  Reply # 1064488 12-Jun-2014 21:54
Send private message

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.

/2cents


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





488 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 80

Trusted

  Reply # 1064495 12-Jun-2014 22:04
Send private message

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.

/2cents


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.



Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48


Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.