+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
General Chat Thread, I need a new email account for personal use as BT are pulling the plug on TALK21.com in General; Having been a TALK21.com email user for donkeys years, I was dismayed to receive a mere 1 months notice from ...
  1. #1

    broc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    2,046
    Thank Post
    104
    Thanked 401 Times in 265 Posts
    Rep Power
    150

    I need a new email account for personal use as BT are pulling the plug on TALK21.com

    Having been a TALK21.com email user for donkeys years, I was dismayed to receive a mere 1 months notice from BT that they are pulling the plug on TALK21.com email accounts unless you pay for their premium email service or switch to BT Broadband.

    Setting aside any moral issues about the shortness of notice, nor the fact that I am a BT landline user & PlusNet (my current ISP) are owned by BT, and I am not about to switch broadband supplier or pay BT any money for email, which 'free' email provider would you recommend?

  2. #2

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,517
    Thank Post
    1,494
    Thanked 1,050 Times in 919 Posts
    Rep Power
    302
    Buy a domain and host it with someone for a few quid is my advice, it was the best thing I have done, I change ISP and move around as much as I like and no risk of it not being ready or usable for me, for a few quid a year it is worth looking at IMHO over the other stuff.

  3. Thanks to john from:

    speckytecky (17th August 2013)

  4. #3
    CAM
    CAM is offline

    CAM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Burgh Heath, Surrey
    Posts
    4,090
    Thank Post
    821
    Thanked 354 Times in 278 Posts
    Blog Entries
    60
    Rep Power
    280
    Agree with John, you can set it up how you like and most paid hosting services come with a mailserver that requires minimal maintenance to keep going but lets you set it up how you want. Mine is set up as a global inbox so I can use as many throwaway addresses as I want and anyone can contact me by sending a mail to my domain.

    You also get the bonus of a bit of webspace to tinker with. I suggest CSNewMedia.

  5. Thanks to CAM from:

    speckytecky (17th August 2013)

  6. #4
    r0cketbev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Barnsley
    Posts
    19
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    3
    I use Gmail for my personal email. It can be link to outlook or thunderbird and even apples mail client. You currently get around 15Gigs of space more than plenty for me.
    Hope you find a new one soon
    RB

  7. Thanks to r0cketbev from:

    speckytecky (17th August 2013)

  8. #5

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    10,719
    Thank Post
    1,784
    Thanked 2,170 Times in 1,605 Posts
    Rep Power
    770
    We moved over to gmail a few years ago as we expected our BT accounts to disappear once we stopped being BT customers. Like you, our accounts will finally go next month. The only thing I use with it is freegle. Now google calendars and gmail organise the family around the world!
    Last edited by elsiegee40; 17th August 2013 at 06:42 AM.

  9. #6
    penfold_99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    East Sussex
    Posts
    929
    Thank Post
    56
    Thanked 162 Times in 114 Posts
    Rep Power
    67
    I have a talk21 account and had issues with bt over linked accounts but through that I found out that they are mapped to a @btinternet.com address.

    So user@talk21.com becomes user.t21@btinternet.com

    Afaik if you link your bt.com account to talk21 account they wont cut you off.

    I haven't had an email through about the change in service.

  10. #7


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.405546, -0.510212
    Posts
    8,778
    Thank Post
    223
    Thanked 2,633 Times in 1,940 Posts
    Rep Power
    780
    What @john said. I purchased a couple of domain names and use them with Gmail (via Google Apps) and FastMail (who are owned by Opera). Both enable you to create virtual e-mail addresses like username+edugeek@yourdomain.co.uk, so you don't have to give out your real e-mail address when signing up for things on the Internet and support IMAP / ActiveSync (among many other things). If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, Gmail is a no brainer.

    I would avoid the e-mail accounts you get with ISPs and web hosts. They are almost always rubbish.
    Last edited by Arthur; 16th August 2013 at 10:13 PM.

  11. #8
    rad
    rad is offline
    rad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    2,478
    Thank Post
    335
    Thanked 308 Times in 236 Posts
    Rep Power
    109
    Happy yahoo.com user here

  12. #9

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,663
    Thank Post
    516
    Thanked 2,446 Times in 1,894 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    831
    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Happy yahoo.com user here
    Is advise against yahoo email stronger than any other provider. Their security record over the last year has been awful.

    I use gmail personally, but am considering moving it to my own server, and paying for a secondary host somewhere.

  13. #10


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.405546, -0.510212
    Posts
    8,778
    Thank Post
    223
    Thanked 2,633 Times in 1,940 Posts
    Rep Power
    780
    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Happy yahoo.com user here
    As localzuk mentioned, Yahoo has a very poor track record when it comes to security.

    www.edugeek.net/forums/news/114148-bt-ditches-yahoo-mail-following-mass-hack-attack.html

  14. #11

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    I use Gmail (through Google Apps) and recommend it to everyone who asks.

  15. #12

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,729
    Thank Post
    3,252
    Thanked 1,049 Times in 971 Posts
    Rep Power
    364
    What about a gmx account ??

    http://www.gmx.co.uk/

  16. #13
    Abaddon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    593
    Thank Post
    70
    Thanked 68 Times in 63 Posts
    Rep Power
    60
    As others have said - get your own email domain (mine is with 1&1). I also use Outlook.com, which I have had no issues with.

  17. #14

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,482
    Thank Post
    297
    Thanked 304 Times in 263 Posts
    Rep Power
    82
    I have several gmail accounts and my own personal domain with email. They all get forwarded to a single email address that I use with Office365. Had my own personal exchange account for 7 or 8 years now - although not always with Microsoft!

  18. #15

    X-13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    /dev/null
    Posts
    9,069
    Thank Post
    591
    Thanked 1,946 Times in 1,346 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    813
    You could also have a word with @EduTech.

    He offers hosted services [I vaguely remember reading you can get it for free if it's not for-profit]

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Office 365 email account for spiceworks helpdesk
    By scholes99 in forum Cloud Services
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13th June 2013, 10:26 AM
  2. School Purchasing for Personal Use
    By garethedmondson in forum General Chat
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 8th January 2012, 09:30 PM
  3. Reconditioned Mac for personal use
    By Ignatius in forum Hardware
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 28th October 2011, 08:33 PM
  4. PC needed for Personal use - which suppliers?
    By Hoggy in forum Recommended Suppliers
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 14th September 2007, 12:42 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •