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Topic # 204915 22-Oct-2016 19:00
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Hi I am changing to Big Pipe as my Broadband supplier. I am currently with 2 Degrees using  Snap as my e.mail supplier. When I change to Big Pipe do I keep my current email address or do I lose that?


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  Reply # 1656321 22-Oct-2016 19:05
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I think most ISPs let you keep your email address for a not so small fee but I would suggest moving to a gmail or outlook.com or similar email address so you won't have an issue like this again.






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  Reply # 1657240 25-Oct-2016 09:46
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Hi Lemuzz,

 

You can indeed keep your email address after you move, this is $10/month.

 

Thanks,

 

Ralph ^JOB


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1657242 25-Oct-2016 09:48
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My previous ISP only charges me $5/mth to keep my old address.

 

And I still route all my outgoing emails through their servers.

 

I've been meaning to change over to an outlook address but just need to overcome some apathy.





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  Reply # 1657247 25-Oct-2016 09:55
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2degreesCare:

 

Hi Lemuzz,

 

You can indeed keep your email address after you move, this is $10/month.

 

Thanks,

 

Ralph ^JOB

 

 

God not even my whole google apps account cost that much a month (and that includes 30gig email box).

 

OP I would suggest opening a gmail or outlook email account, setup a forward on the 2degrees email address to the new gmail/outlook email account and then keep the 2degrees email activate for a couple of months while you let people know your new email address.

 

 


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  Reply # 1657250 25-Oct-2016 09:59
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LOL $10 a month. Holy Smokes! He wants an email account not a house overlooking the bay in Auckland!

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1657354 25-Oct-2016 11:51
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networkn:

 

LOL $10 a month. Holy Smokes!

 

 

Well I have a domain name and yearly email for the family for just under $60 a year.

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1657382 25-Oct-2016 12:23
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The quicker ISPs stop offering email in the first place, the better IMO...

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  Reply # 1657383 25-Oct-2016 12:26
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sidefx: The quicker ISPs stop offering email in the first place, the better IMO...

 

Why would they do that if they can get $10 a month (I think $20/month at Vodafone) out of people for doing pretty much nothing?






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  Reply # 1657385 25-Oct-2016 12:26
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sidefx: The quicker ISPs stop offering email in the first place, the better IMO...

 

 

 

+1 to flip and bigpipe for that. 2degrees also dont give it with new connections which is a great idea.

 

IMO they wont be too quick to push people off having email tho, its a huge barrier to change ISP, and if people are on you already why cancel the only thing making them stay? Hell, you could even spend a crapload bringing it back to NZ and away from a shoddy offshore provider like the big telco is doing. Would have been easier to just push the off switch on email. But then all those people would go elsewhere since the would have to change the signwriting on their van.





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  Reply # 1657387 25-Oct-2016 12:30
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richms:

 

Would have been easier to just push the off switch on email. But then all those people would go elsewhere since the would have to change the signwriting on their van.

 

 

Changing signwriting on vans never stopped Telecom...


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  Reply # 1657415 25-Oct-2016 12:51
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I changed from an xtra email address to a hotmail.co.nz address a couple of years ago, best move I made as it meant I can change ISP at anytime and not worry about emails.

 

I have been using another ISP for 2 years.

 

I realise that hotmail.co.nz email addresses are no longer available but outlook.co.nz addresses are and you are more likely to get an address you like rather than from outlook.com or gmail.com.

 

https://signup.live.com/signup?id=64855&mkt=EN-NZ&uaid=d3b1c9f397b14d138901ed88e169ad6b&lic=1

 

 

 

I did not want to worry about having my own domain name and pay each year.

 

 

 

The only other hassle is advising all your contacts about your change of email address, its not only those you are in regular contact with but others like your bank, insurance company, power company, retailers, IRD (groan), etc where you have stored your details including email addresses, at least you only have to do it the once.

 

 

 

I made up a spreadsheet with all the different companies I was in contact with by email and then updated the spreadsheet when I updated the details on their website.

 

You cant remember them all at once but when you do it is easy to check and update your spreadsheet list


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  Reply # 1657430 25-Oct-2016 13:21
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If you do make the switch to Outlook or Gmail, one way to make it easy is to keep the email address for a few months, the:

 

1. Setup a forwarding rule to forward all email from that mailbox to your new address. This means you can stop checking the two for new emails.

 

2. Setup an auto-reply saying "Thanks for you email, but my address has changed."

 

 

 

Particularly with rule 2, you should be able to get everyone sending to your new email address with minimal effort, apart from changing anything you might be subscribed to etc.


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