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Orange, Wanadoo and Freeserve Email Addresses to Close

Internet: Orange will shut down old Email addresses after tomorrow

If you are still using email addresses from the Internet service provider Orange in the UK, which is now part of EE, then you need to act quickly as is closing its email service from the end of this month (May 2017).  This will affect anyone who still uses an orange.net, orangehome.co.uk, wanadoo.co.uk or Freeserve email address.

The company revealed the change to its broadband customers in February but the information has only recently been widely publicised.

Once the service closes tomorrow (May 31), users will not be able to access accounts (apart from information held in Outlook), send or receive any emails from an Orange email address, or access contacts and emails in any way.

We know that many expats that are currently residing in France, could be among those affected so are advised to set up an alternative email address quickly and change any online accounts that use the address, such as subscriptions.

The change affects users with the following email addresses:

  • Orange.net
  • Orangehome.co.uk
  • Wanadoo.co.uk
  • Freeserve.co.uk
  • Fsbusiness.co.uk
  • Fslife.co.uk
  • Fsmail.net
  • Fsworld.co.uk
  • Fsnet.co.uk

EE says that no customer has been assigned any of these addresses since at least 2012 and that modern email systems such as Gmail and Microsoft’s Outlook.com have much more advanced functions.

There is no sign that EE will make arrangements for a transition period, with emails being forwarded to another address for a short period. It has a page with advice on how to set up a new address with another supplier.

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