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Re: Verizon migration to AOL (Problems)

This is just one of the many scenarios/reasons you should never use your
ISP for your email service.

What I always tell friends family:

1. If you don't already have (at least) one (if you do, pick one to use
for this purpose), create an account with one of the large freemailer
services out there: GMail.com, Outlook.com, etc...

2. Log into your ISP account one time the first time you get set up with
them (repeat this step anytime you move/change your ISP), and set the
primary email they assign to your account to auto-forward to your
personal freemail account.

It is important to do this in case your ISP uses that primary email for
important notifications, which most if not all do.

3. Done.

You'll never have to worry about it again.

Oh - and never, ever use your ISP's DNS servers. Use either OpenDNS's or

On Fri Mar 10 2017 16:57:33 GMT-0500 (Eastern Daylight Time), JoeS
<joesab2005@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I don't like this at all, but it is what it is
> Giant corporations like this can set there own rules
> Problems encountered with the switch:
> Prior to the migration the  _USER_ field did not need
> to be the complete Email address to work for Verizon
> It does after the switch
> This might be because I was using an Alias in verizon mail
> But in case anyone is having trouble Verizon>>Verizon/AOL
> Check that user name in server setting and SMTP
> Thought I might save some "head scratching" out there.
> JoeS1

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