PSA: Verizon ending email service for residential customers.
While we do not directly support Verizon email services for our clients, we figured a PSA about the impending shutdown of Verizon’s email service was worth posting.
If you are a Verizon residential email customer, newsflash: Verizon is ending it’s residential email service and migrating user email to AOL email services.
“You’ve Got Mail!”
Yes, you heard that right. AOL email does still exist! However, due to AOL’s nearly non-existent spam filters and anti-virus controls, Advantage does not recommend using the AOL mail service.
We would instead recommend that users move to either Outlook.com (Office 365) or Gmail. You can get more information about Outlook/Office 365 Email at https://outlook.live.com/owa or view information about Gmail mail service at https://accounts.google.com/SignUp?hl=en-GB
Verizon is notifying customers on a rolling basis, with a 30 day notification term. You should receive an email notification from Verizon when your email account is due for shutdown and migration over to AOL email services.
Please find additional information about how Verizon is migrating it’s residential email services here: https://www.verizon.com/support/residential/email/migrations.htm and here: https://help.aol.com/articles/verizon-move-to-aol-mail-faq
Office 365 Personal Email
Advantage Industries is a Microsoft Silver Partner and over the last 12 months, we have been successfully migrating business email to the new Microsoft Office 365 cloud. However, if you need a new personal email address, we would encourage you to review Office 365 email capabilities. New technology can allow you to keep your email in sync across a multitude of personal devices, such as a workstation/laptop, tablet or your smartphone. Plus, productivity tools like MS Word, MS Excel and other collaborative applications can help you manage your email and documents more efficiently. Check out Microsoft Office 365 information here: https://products.office.com/en-us/office-365-personal
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