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1 MTS Windows Live e-mail on Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:14 pm

ragnar


As MTS users have found, we are being forced to switch to "Windows Live" instead of MTS e-mail.
We do get to keep all our old e-mail addresses (as aliases to @mymts.net). It has two ways to get your e-mail - in a browser or by using your old program. Of course, many of us are P.O.ed and ready to switch...

2 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:18 pm

ragnar


In other forums, people were worried about what happens to their favourite e-mail programs.

I loathe the idea of having Microsoft Windows Live managing my e-mail. BUT, I went ahead and tried it, using the option to keep all my e-mail programs instead of the livemail.com site. It is not horrible yet, but I do not like the idea of handing things over to the Evil Empire. Everything seems pretty much the same so far, but it asks for my password at random intervals. The worst part was trying to set up Mailwasher, but I used the settings that they suggest for the Mac.
The PC was set up easily, but there were a few hoops to jump through for the Mac.
BTW, I am using Mail with OSX and Outlook Express with my PC.
I just don't want the hassle of switching e-mail addresses. If I quit MTS, my e-mail address dies right away (well, there is 30 days before I am done). BUT, MTS says that for $4.99 a month, I can keep my e-mail address as a temporary stop-gap.
I am just trying to decide whether to switch the land line too...

3 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:23 pm

grumpy old man


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Consider using a web-based email package (Gmail for example). Suggest you begin the process of changing your eMAIL address early to avoid the MTS address from dieing too soon.

For every email you send out include a message advising your friends and family and business associates that you will be changing email addresses soon. Do this early enough and often enough and your transition will go relatively smoothly.

Good luck.

Oh, and welcome to the sandbox.


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4 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:25 pm

sputnik


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I use gmail. Allows me to be ISP independent.

5 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:53 pm

Deank


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MTS called me. tried to get me to switch to their internet and TV.

I said.. but my current email has been used by me for over 5 years. You are not offering my enough of a discount to make it worth my while. They said what would it take.

I said, free long distance, free internet and free TV for 2 years. They said goodbye.


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6 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:48 pm

darkwind


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I use MTS and I made the switch to "windows live" pretty painlessly. It was hard to remember the web address for when I wanted to check my email when I'm not at home.

At home I use Thunderbird and it was pretty easy to switch all the settings.

Someone else I know switched to Windows Live, logged in to its online web mail reader and then set it to automatically forward everything to a gmail address.

7 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:21 am

ragnar


Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, I have had the same e-mail address since Escape was my provider, so EVERYTHING is linked to it. I could/should use g-mail (I think I even have a long-forgotten g-mail address).
I went through this the last time, when MTS absorbed Escape and stuck a number on the end of my e-mail address. ARRRGH!
I know at least one MTS tech support person who uses Shaw at home. I should have changed when I heard that!

8 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:49 am

grumpy old man


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Is Shaw no different than MTS? Should they change their game you risk going through the same hurdles.


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9 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:08 am

AGEsAces


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Shaw is very different from MTS...especially now with the MTS changeover.

I went through the "change" back in March...and immediately had issues with the LiveMail version.

It pissed us off so much, we switched to Shaw within two weeks of the hassle beginning. (I think I posted about it in here somewhere).

What really clinched it for me though...was I was talking to the MTS Tech Support about the issues I was having...and they said it was an MS problem, so I contacted MS and they said it was an MTS problem...and the then MTS guy tells me (when I threatened to move to Shaw), that Shaw would be switching over at the end of the year also....

When I told Shaw about that to try to confirm before I switched...they laughed and said "yeah...MTS will say just about anything".

e-mail wise...we've been very happy using Shaw.

http://www.photage.ca

10 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:00 am

holly golightly


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Years ago we switched from Shaw to MTS for our internet and TV. On average for the last 10 years (especially when we had the MTS TV) we would get at least 6 letters and then follow up phone calls from Shaw offering us some sort of package to come back to their service. Because we were geting a good deal through MTS due to my hubby's employer, we choose to stick with MTS. When MTS announced the HD capabilites, we were willing to wait it out but we kept getting strung along by them, first being told summer of 2009, then late fall 2009, then early 2010. Finally around the 10th of January my husband talked to a friend who works for MTS as a senior project manager and she told us the area we live in most likely would not be getting MTS HDTV for more than 5 more years and gave us some bull$h!t technical reason. With that we switched everything to Shaw, HDTV, Internet, home phone. And we got an amazing deal through Shaw. When we cancelled with MTS they never made us a counter offer, just proceeded to bill us and then 2 days later sent the bill to collection even though we had never been late or over due on one payment to them in all the time we had used them. We countered with a letter from our lawyer stating our position and the collection notice and outstanding payment was closed. Since that move, we have not had one letter/offer or phone call from MTS with an offer of a "great deal" to come back to them. I still have my cell phone through MTS but once my contract is up I will be shopping around to see who will offer me the best deal for what I am looking for. If there is another provider that is $5.00 more per month than MTS but offers what I am needing I will pay the extra just to not have MTS. Ever since they went private, the service to the customer has become absolute crap.


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11 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:14 am

grumpy old man


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MTS mobile is exasperating. If mine was not a business phone I'd change in a heartbeat.


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12 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:25 am

eViL tRoLl


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grumpy old man wrote:MTS mobile is exasperating. If mine was not a business phone I'd change in a heartbeat.
Yes, when my contract was done I switched to Telus where I got a much better free phone, plan that cost 20% less for more features and time, plus a $100 BestBuy card!

13 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:26 am

JT Estoban


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I got off the email merry-go-round years ago and switched to gmail. As stated above, it allows you to be ISP independent.

Shaw, MTS, Telus, Rogers....neighbors unsecured/unencrypted wireless signal, doesn't matter who my ISP is! Plus it works quite well w/my smart phone form anywhere!


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14 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:46 pm

jimj_wpg


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When my MTS.net e-mail expires at the end of October 2010 I'm moving it
to one of my website domains.

It's hosted on a Linux Fedora
system. No Microsoft LIVE mail
allowed.

As long as I'm paying my domain
and web hosting I can send and
receive.

Then there's gmail (I don't really
use but is part of Youtube).
And Yahoo! Mail.

15 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:55 pm

rosencrentz


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Can someone explain the above complaints to me? When I was in the fancy part of time I was with MTS for phone, TV, and the internet, after I temporary lost the free bandwidth. $ Way too much money, $55 phone, $55 TV, $40 internet.
I am with Shaw now internet at $10 for the 1st 6 months,am planning on spending $10 for the 1st 6 months of the TV, but no more land phone at all.
Should I care who ?


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16 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:41 pm

darkwind


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I'm having an issue with Windows Live through MTS and even the MTS tech guy couldn't figure it out - seems like the problem is with HOTMAIL. I knew there was a good reason not to trust hotmail - I abandoned my account with hotmail a long time ago for good reason.

When I'm not at home, and I want to check my mail though webmail, it often doesn't let me actually click though to read the mails. When I get to my inbox and I click on the icon to read an email, it sends me back to the password page. This is even after clicking "remember me" when I log in. It takes me a lot of clicking and re-logging in to read an email, and it's very frustrating. I only have access to one browser at work (IE) due to work computers. When I'm at home and my mail is downloading onto my mail program, it works fine.

17 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:34 am

grumpyrom


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I've been using it since they transferred my account over 6 months ago at least with no problems. I haven't seen any issues on my end other than having to install the Windows Live mail client on my machines at home. Now that Microsoft has added Exchange support to Live Mail it's been great being able to access it on the native iPhone mail app as well.

My only compaint would be the layout of the Live Mail webmail interface. It just plain and simple sucks.

18 Re: MTS Windows Live e-mail on Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:09 am

AGEsAces


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darkwind wrote:I'm having an issue with Windows Live through MTS and even the MTS tech guy couldn't figure it out - seems like the problem is with HOTMAIL. I knew there was a good reason not to trust hotmail - I abandoned my account with hotmail a long time ago for good reason.

When I'm not at home, and I want to check my mail though webmail, it often doesn't let me actually click though to read the mails. When I get to my inbox and I click on the icon to read an email, it sends me back to the password page. This is even after clicking "remember me" when I log in. It takes me a lot of clicking and re-logging in to read an email, and it's very frustrating. I only have access to one browser at work (IE) due to work computers. When I'm at home and my mail is downloading onto my mail program, it works fine.

Your problem is a cookie setting in your browser, OR a security setting in your AV software.

Basically, you're not allow to store passwords on your computer (even temporarily) so when you go to read your e-mail, hotmail believes you've signed out.

There are a few fixes...
1) change your cookie settings (see if there's a list of blocked cookies too...hotmail might be listed...clear the list)
2) turn off your AV software and see if you have problems
3) check your cache settings...it's also possible you have enough to store only a few pages, and with all the advertising MS puts in Hotmail now...you may fill your cache before you can get to your e-mail.

Hope those help.

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