Vodafone has announced today their plan to discontinue their email services in New Zealand after 20 years.
If you’re one of the 250,000 people who have been using Vodafone mail up until now, the move is going to affect you when they switch off the service on 30th November.
The decision was made as a result of the company’s struggles with technical issues over the last few months, resulting in mail delays and spam. .
What will happen when the service is discontinued?
Once you have created another email account, you will still be able to receive any emails sent to your old address. Vodafone have said that they will automatically forward emails sent to customer’s existing email addresses to their new address as long as they remain a customer of the company. As a result, you shouldn’t need to change your correspondence details for any pre-existing accounts that use this email address. You’ll need to fill out a short form, and follow their step-by-step guide which is available here.
The affected email email addresses are:
Is there anything that I need to be aware of?
In the next few weeks, it is likely that scammers may take the opportunity to try and get people to disclose personal information. If you receive any suspicious emails, do not reply or give them any information. Make sure to keep your account password safe.
Can SMTP2GO help with your emails?
If you used your Vodafone email address primarily for outgoing emails, then we can certainly help. As we’re a dedicated SMTP provider, we don’t offer inboxes, but we can certainly offer a reliable delivery service. We have a free plan of 1000 emails per month, and several different paid plans that can be tailored to meet your needs.
Once you’ve created an account with us, take a look at our setup guides to help you to configure your mailing programme.