Existing Email Accounts under Rogers Ownership

Sith
Grasshopper

Hi there, with the Rogers purchase in process and apparently likely taking effect in early 2022, what will happen to our Shaw email addresses?

I know for many friends and me, this has been a reason why we continue with Shaw and are hesitant to switch to Telus, for internet. The fear of losing an email address we have had since Shaw came here, with the Rogers swap.

Maybe this will push others including myself, to start thinking about a switch at least for internet, as the address will likely be gone/changed soon, anyways.

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-- what will happen to our Shaw email addresses? Good que...

mdk
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@Sith -- what will happen to our Shaw email addresses?

Good question. Given that the merger was announced just a week ago, all the "corporate lawyers" have done what they do, namely to sign & countersign all the official documents. The lawyers probably are not experts in "technical" details, which means that none of their paperwork includes any "technical" details about E-mail IDs, and which retail-stores in which cities will be closed/merged, and which employees of Shaw will get a "golden-handshake" to "go away".  There's a lot for Rogers/Shaw to work out, in 2022 -- probably not this year (2021).

>  the address will likely be gone/changed soon, anyways.

It depends on your definition of "soon".  ๐Ÿ™‚

Soon, in our children's lifetime, global warming will melt all the glaciers. Soon, I will click "reply". Soon. 3-2-1-now.

 

 

 

 

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Over the last several months, well before the announcemen...

Spatch
Grasshopper

Over the last several months, well before the announcement of this merger, Iโ€™ve been methodically restructuring most of my online accounts to a hotmail account Iโ€™ve had for years.  In view of this possible merger Iโ€™m glad Iโ€™ve done that.  Honestly Iโ€™d be surprised if Rogers deep sixes the dot Shaw domain, at least right away, but what do I know.  Now I only hope Microsoft doesnโ€™t retire its legacy Hotmail domain.  ๐Ÿ˜† 

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-- I only hope Microsoft doesnโ€™t retire its legacy Hotmai...

mdk
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@Spatch -- I only hope Microsoft doesnโ€™t retire its legacy Hotmail domain

There is only a short list of companies that are big-enough to "Borg" Microsoft: Oracle? SpaceX? BitCoin? the Chinese Government? Oil-rich Norway? Warren Buffett? Jimmy Pattison?    ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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I stopped using my @Shaw email address years ago in favou...

rickatk
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@Sith wrote:

Hi there, with the Rogers purchase in process and apparently likely taking effect in early 2022, what will happen to our Shaw email addresses?

I know for many friends and me, this has been a reason why we continue with Shaw and are hesitant to switch to Telus, for internet. The fear of losing an email address we have had since Shaw came here, with the Rogers swap.

Maybe this will push others including myself, to start thinking about a switch at least for internet, as the address will likely be gone/changed soon, anyways.


I stopped using my @shaw email address years ago in favour of @mac.com. The wisdom of the day was to avoid using the isp providers email addresses because people tend to move between providers chasing better rates. While I never changed providers I did find the Shaw email system was pretty archaic compared to Apple, Google and most imap offerings. Any Shaw emails I do get are forwarded to my @mac address.  This is the approach I will continue with if Rogers absorbs Shaw. 

I am surprised Hotmail is still around and Microsoft hasnโ€™t merged email accounts with Outlook. 

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โ€” LOL ๐Ÿ˜†  โ€” I thought the @hotmail domain was a legacy pr...

Spatch
Grasshopper

@mdk โ€” LOL ๐Ÿ˜† 

@rickatkโ€” I thought the @hotmail domain was a legacy product and you couldnโ€™t create a new one anymore, that MS had moved to @outlook.  Out of curiosity I went to the Microsoft site and went into email account creation and, lo and behold, I can select either @outlook or @hotmail.  Itโ€™s not a legacy product as Iโ€™d thought.  So that gives me much comfort that theyโ€™re probably not going to do away with the hotmail domain any time soon.  ๐Ÿ˜€

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Apple is doing the same thing: @mac.com, @me.com,@icloud....

rickatk
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@Spatch Apple is doing the same thing: @mac.com, @me.com,@icloud.com. Guess it is not that hard to keep legacy email addresses going.

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