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Mon Sep 11, 2017, 12:38 AM

I just switched internet from AT&T to Comcast. I had a sbcglobal.net email. Now I cannot get into

any of my CC accounts or bank accounts. What gives? How do I get a knew email account?

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Reply I just switched internet from AT&T to Comcast. I had a sbcglobal.net email. Now I cannot get into (Original post)
demosincebirth Sep 2017 OP
applegrove Sep 2017 #1
demosincebirth Sep 2017 #2
applegrove Sep 2017 #4
demosincebirth Sep 2017 #6
applegrove Sep 2017 #7
demosincebirth Sep 2017 #8
applegrove Sep 2017 #3
applegrove Sep 2017 #5
rusty quoin Sep 2017 #9
PuppyBismark Sep 2017 #10
JayhawkSD Sep 2017 #11

Response to demosincebirth (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 12:45 AM

1. Do you know your password for each site and username?

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 12:48 AM

2. yea.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 01:21 AM

6. thanks, it helped get into my bank account. One CC company's web site doesn't recognize any informa-

of my personal info. Guess I would have to call them. Right?

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Response to demosincebirth (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 01:28 AM

7. Yes. Call Comcast. But like I say if you get Google email then you don't have to change

everything if you change internet providers again. Google email is gmail.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 01:48 AM

8. Thanks Mr. Applegrove, you gave me a good start.

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Response to demosincebirth (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 01:04 AM

5. If you can't use your sbcglobal.net email account try gmail. If you

start using gmail you will not have to lose your email account if you change internet providers. Remember that your email is often used as the username in sites you log into so you want it to last a long time.

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Response to demosincebirth (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 02:47 AM

9. We do not have good choices with servers in the U.S.

2 years ago we changed from Verizon to xfinity Comcast. Now we are going back because of problems.

I know this thread is about fixing your problem, but in my opinion they all suck.

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Response to demosincebirth (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 02:53 AM

10. My Advise is Never use the email server provided by your ISP

If you change ISP's, it is a real mess as noted in this discussion. For that reason, use something like GMAIL or Yahoo for your mail. Then, if you move or get fed up with your ISP/cable provider, you loose nothing as far as email is concerned. Likewise, you won't have problems with your other internet web sites such as your bank.

Better yet get your own domain and you are even more independent, but this may take some more technical expertise.

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Response to PuppyBismark (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:20 AM

11. Using your own domain makes you more dependent, not less. Gmail makes you independent.

 

Your own domain is the same problem as tying your email to an ISP. It ties you down. Gmail email address is 100% portable.

With your own dmain, what if you want to stop maintaining the domain? It's not terribly expensive, but it's not free. You have to pay an annual fee for the domain itself, and you have to pay an annual fee for the server to host it on. You then have the hassle of renewing these services. You can do both on a multi-year basis, but you still have to keep renewing, and keep paying.

I had my email tied to my domain, as part of my business, and decided it was not worth the effort. Switched to a gmail address, which I can use regardless of my ISP.

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