Re: Oh well
Oh and its worth pointing out that Vodafone are giving customers all of 30 days notice to switch their email before its switched off.
...in the peak holiday season, too.
IIRC, the first batch of emails should be switched off next week. I haven't had any communication yet from Vodafone - it is believed that they are switching off emails in batches - but I have already registered my own domain elsewehere and have spent many boring hours trying to remember all my online accounts and updating the details. I'm bound to have forgotten some.
The eye-opening thing about that exercise was how bad some sites are at handling updates. There are quite a few where I still have to use the old email address as my logon ID, even though they are now sending stuff to my new email address. There are also those who are still sending to my old email address, two weeks after being told of my new address. There is at least one where I am now completely locked out. And a few where there were no facilities for changing email address, or where the change appeared to work, but in fact failed.
And then there is the security aspect. Some sites accepted the change with no questions asked - bad. Some sent a confirmation link in an email to the old address - top marks there. Some merely sent messages to the old address (or both addresses), saying "your email has changed - please contact us if you didn't expect it). And some - zero marks - sent emails only to the new address saying "your address has changed".
Anyway, if you ever have to change a lot of email addresses, do it before you lose the old address. And expect a lot of variation in how well the changes are handled.