@lisastylegirl -- do we have an update on this??
It's only 11 days since the Shaw/Rogers merger was finalized. So, the short answer is "no".
How much effort would Shaw have invested since this discussion thread was opened: 2021-03-19 until they knew that the merger would be approved? Probably, a considerable amount to identify that there was an issue with the "@shaw.ca" legacy E-mail system, and to define possible solutions. Now that the deal is "done", one of those possible solutions must be evaluated (2 years later) and selected, and then "full speed ahead" ordered to make it happen. I predict that this will take at least a few months before Shaw customers will have to make any changes.
If your business has its own domain, e.g., "www.buy-dope-from-dopes.ca", you may be able to create an ID, e.g., "firstname.lastname@example.org", publicize it, and then automatically "forward" that E-mail ID to your current ID. At some time, if you switch your current ID to something like "email@example.com", just update the "forwarding" rule. So, your customers will only see that "sales@...." ID, for as long as you run your business.
My thought is that those that want to keep their Shaw.ca email address will be allowed to.
Any new customers will get Rogers email accounts
There is no reason for them to get rid of the Shaw.ca email addresses (nobody is taking over Shaw.ca domain name).
Especially as someone pointed out, just think of all the SPAM we have signed up for with our email addresses over the year.
For some, it will be a relief, for others a big hassle.
I've been forwarding my Shaw email addresses to Gmail for years, but still use shaw.ca when signing up for things
@Czarl -- Any new customers will get Rogers email accounts
Note that the "back-end" of Rogers E-mail is now using Yahoo's mail-servers -- the Rogers' mail-servers have been decommissioned.
> There is no reason for them to get rid of the Shaw.ca email addresses (nobody is taking over Shaw.ca domain name).
That's not true. Rogers will eventually be taking-over "everything" that Shaw has, which includes the domain-registrations for the "shaw.ca" and "shawbusiness.ca" and "sjrb.ca" domain-names. Eventually, there will not be any remaining Shaw employees to pay the annual fees to their chosen Domain Registrar.
Also, if Rogers were allow the registrations to expire, by not paying the annual fees, any scammer could take ownership of the domain-name, and then send spoofing E-mail to everybody. Not good!
Important Dates for the "shaw.ca" domain-registration:
Expires On: 2024-03-28
Registered On: 2000-10-30
Updated On: 2023-04-20
Me too, I've had the same email address since 1997 and am going to be hugely upset to lose it. Please leave us alone on this, there is no reason to change the name other than corporate rebranding. Grandfather us and just issue rogers.ca addresses going forward.