What a timely discussion!
I've had my email from talktalk (although oddly, my OH hasn't and his email address has been orphaned longer than mine!).
Do we know if orphaned addresses are porting to this new product properly? (ie no "this email is associated with another MyAccount" errors) ?
As you're a TalkTalk broadband customer your TalkTalk Mail service remains free of charge.
My understanding is that you'll receive at least two advance email messages from TalkTalk to prepare you for your toucansurf mailboxes to be upgraded to the TalkTalk Mail platform. The upgrade will be mailbox by mailbox and not by customer so you'll likely start with one mailbox upgraded at a time. But each will receive advance email messages.
If you haven't had a look at what's coming here's the preview: TalkTalk Mail
Got a email today . Talk Talk do seem to have given us little notice of this (under 2 months) and looking at this thread people are perhaps receiving emails at different times.
I am a talk talk customer but already have 5 emails registered. When i try to add my lineone address it comes up with the message "Sorry something went wrong and we were unable to add the TalkTalk email. Please try again later." . I assume this is probably because I already have 5 email addresses and will have to remove one if I want to add my lineone address??? . It would have been better if tiscali had added a couple of email slots (I am sure other people willl already have used 5 tiscali emails. I think the way Tiscali have handled this is very poor, is taking many long term talk talk customers for granted and will loose some talk talk customers.
See post 5 in this thread to see what OCE_Ady advised.
TalkTalk broadband customers have the ability to create and use 5 mailboxes. To be fair to everyone you cannot have more than 5 mailboxes included for free in your service contract.
Out of interest, are you prepared to pay an additional £5 a month for more mailboxes? I'm not saying that's currently possible, I'm just asking what people that have more than 5 legacy mailboxes might wish to do.
As you suggest in your post, if there are mailboxes in your current MyAccount that you can delete then you can add an existing address. Managing your email in My Account is the advice you may find helpful.
No I am not prepared to pay for more mailboxes (Talk Talk has already increased the cost of my broadband over the last couple of years I do not want to want to pay even more). I am sure many people have used up 5 addresses not knowing this change was on its way (I am sure when people have 5 emails they don't think I will keep one spare just in case talk talk decide to take away my legacy lineone address) . I think £5 a month is very expensive for emails (I doubt it is cost of maintaining 5 (or more) mailboxes is anything like this). In the my account it gives you a option to add another email even if you have 5 then comes up with a error message "Sorry something went wrong and we were unable to add the TalkTalk email. Please try again later." if you cannot add another email it should show something like " maximum email addresses reached please delete a email address to add another" (this seems to be a very poor design of the managing emails page).
Many customers with legacy emails like lineone have been with talk talk for years and talk talk are not looking after existing customers by this move. I think talk talk should offer some extra mailboxes for existing customer (or at the very least given a lot longer notice of these changes (e.g at least 6 months or a year). It seems Talk talk just seem to be interested in making more money from their customers and not providing good customer support.
I will probably delete my lineone account (or another email address) although trying to make sure any emails are transferred to other addresses will take up time. In the long term I may consider whether it is worth remaining with Talk Talk
@thomas4a wrote: No I am not prepared to pay for more mailboxes...
Thanks for that quick 'survey' response. I think that would be my response also. So, you have a simple choice to decide which 5 free mailboxes to consolidate your TalkTalk Mail usage on.
And if you need more free mailboxes then Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have free mail services to give you flexibility. Always a good backup to have for resilience (not all eggs in one basket etc).
I don't think talk talk are being fair to existing customers by pushing this on us and at short notice. If I had known when I filled up all my emails slots that I would have needed one in the future I would have used another company email service instead of using the last email slot. I am now in a position where I will have to spend time finding which emails I need to transfer to another account and contact anyone that may have just my lineone address. I along with other people have limited time to do time consuming tasks like this (perhaps talk talk would like to compensate us for the loss of our legacy emails and the time we spend migrating emails to other services?). It would not cost talk talk much to give us extra slots for legacy emails for free (It is not a matter of being fair to all customers it is being fair to loyal customers who have used talk talk for many years). If talk talk are concerned about addresses not being used anymore it could have just asked people to register their address to a legacy slot within a certain time.
I have been reading some of the forum posts and saw this new Talk Talk Mail Plus service and having to pay for it in the future. We have only ever had one TIscali account that we would like to carry on using (we are not Talktalk customers ) but have not had any e-mails about losing it or having to pay (which we have no problem with). We had some e-mails earlier this year from Talktalk about making sure all our passwords and contact details are up to date but nothing more about not being able to use out Tiscali e-mail unless we pay. Can you please just advise how it works and have we been forgotten or will be getting an e-mail to explain the options and what we have to do?
All legacy mail users will receive, via each email address, an invitation from TalkTalk to subscribe to TalkTalk Mail Plus. Legacy customers using multiple legacy email addresses that are currently managed by TalkTalk will therefore receive multiple invitations. You'll only be required to respond to one invitation and for up to 5 email addresses add them all to one new Mail Plus subscriber MyAccount.
You're not able at this time to proactively apply for a Mail Plus subscriber MyAccount. Just look out for the TalkTalk invitation to subscribe to Mail Plus. You may wish to check the Spam / Deleted / Junk folder just in case the invitation gets diverted.