I guess we have no choice but to use an internet based email program. I am not happy about this, but I guess what can you do? It sure gets them off the hook as far as security goes.
They were never "on the hook" for security. PEOPLE, not ISP's or Email providers are the ones that download or allow virus's. MTS would have referred you to your computer vendor / computer professional.
If you use web based e-mail services you are MUCH LESS prone to virus's and spam. And you can't send spam, so all of your friends / associates will be much happier.
Wait - something just dawned on me... I have 4 of my possible 10 email addresses in use right now. Can I still use the other 6 once I get switched over to Windows Live?
I still can't believe MTS is discontinuing their email service and forcing us to a free alternative. It's about as horrible as it can get.
Yes, you can . . . nothing changes there. And you still get 3 Alias's per e-mail . . . for a MAXIMUM of 40 e-mail addresses, using 10 accounts. That's for HSI customers only, dial up only get 1 account.
Like I said, lots of companies do it, they didn't really have a choice.
Has it occurred to any of you that your email will now be stored on a server based in the USA and subject to the "Patriot Act".
You no longer have any right of privacy whatsoever!!
"What: The Justice Department asks a judge to approve Patriot Act e-mail monitoring without any evidence of criminal behavior.
When: Decided Feb. 2, 2006 by U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan in Washington, D.C.
Outcome: E-mail surveillance approved."
If you are using e-mail / cell phones / blackberries / home phone / internet, then you've given up your ability to assure 100% privacy . . . there is always the possibility someone can get your info.
This is nothing new.
Blackberry's . . . ALL EMAIL AND INTERNET GO THROUGH THEIR SERVERS IN THE US . . . . SO, just fyi . . . if you were using a "Canadian" server on your blackberry, then you already gave up that privacy.
Again . . . this is NOTHING new.
Everyone should simply cancel and move to Shaw...(and make sure to tell them why)...then we'd see if they change their minds.
Oh come on, shaw's prices / TV / Speeds / Promos / Customer Service is crap compared to MTS.
Just fyi . . . every time you call MTS it's logged, and they can quickly and easily pull up any account history about previous trouble.
I've called shaw on numerous occasions and said "do you have information about the last time I called" . . . they've said No.
I once called trouble in about my phone service to Shaw, ended up calling 4 times, everyone acted like it was the first time and took trouble reports. On the 4th call, they resolved my issue. Took a while but whatever . . . . . well, doesn't end there. A week later I got a call saying "we just fixed it" . . WTF? . . . a month later I got a call "we're still looking into it" . . WTF? . . . almost a month and a half later (this is after the problem was already resolved), someone calls me to ask if my problem was ever resolved because there was still an open ticket . . WTF? Seriously?!!
I'm not sticking up for them, I do think that it could have been done differently . . . but these are accurate / valid answers.