Are you using a Verizon email address (like email@example.com)? If you have not already received an email message with the subject “Immediate action required to keep email active” from Verizon Notification (firstname.lastname@example.org), then you should get one soon (deadline is in March)! Here’s what I received yesterday:
As a reminder, we are moving your verizon.net email to AOL Mail. In order to continue using this account, you must activate your account within AOL Mail no later than [date]. You will lose access to your email account if you do not activate on or before [date].
Activating is easy.
- You will need access to an internet browser.
- Go to webmail.verizon.com and sign in to your account.
- Simply click on “Get Started” to begin.
Note: If you have already activated your verizon.net email with AOL Mail, please disregard this message.
Once activated, you can continue using your verizon.net email address and receiving email through AOL Mail. This transition is free and will provide you with additional benefits such as more email storage space and advanced spam filters and virus protection.
You can find more information about your move to AOL Mail here.
Note these questions:
- How will I know when my verizon.net email is being moved over to AOL? How do I start the process?
- What will happen to my verizon.net email?
- Will my email address and password change?
- What will happen to my verizon.net email if I do not complete the basic AOL registration to move my email to AOL?
- Do I need to update my settings if I am using an email application such as Outlook, Thunderbird or the mail app on my mobile device?
Here’s the AOL Mail for Verizon Customers help page.
Hopefully you also noted the preparatory notice last year. On November 19, 2015, I received an email message with the subject “Introducing new, enhanced verizon.net email service.” That message introduced the upcoming move:
We’re teaming up with AOL to provide you with AOL Mail, an enhanced email experience that we think you’re going to love.
Here’re some other references:
Oh, and don’t forget about the upcoming Frontier Communications acquisition:
“Just wanted to let everyone know that Frontier has made a little FAQ for the sale:” [FiOS] Verizon CA, TX, FL FAQ.
Here’s Frontier’s Residential FAQ.