AT&T Broadband Customers Moving Email Once Again
from the keep-on-moving-on dept
It’s good to own your own domain in order to guarantee that your email address is always valid, no matter what happens at lower levels. I’m reminded of this all the time, but it’s coming up once again for all those folks who have AT&T Broadband cable modem service. It was only a year ago that they were forced to change their email addresses from email@example.com to firstname.lastname@example.org – causing many to complain loudly. I imagine they’re not particularly pleased now that AT&T Broadband is telling them that their wonderful new attbi.com addresses are being phased out in favor of comcast.net email addresses – now that AT&T Broadband is owned by Comcast. Technically I have an attbi.com email address (though, I’m not even sure I know what it is), so this doesn’t impact me. However, it does seem like it would be incentive to anyone who does use their ISP-provided email to go somewhere else to separate your email address from your ISP.