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Old Yesterday, 04:58 AM   #1
The "e" in e-mail
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: VA, USA
Posts: 2,498
Lycos going down?


What would you do if your email account was closed down and all your emails were deleted?

This is the situation that users of the Lycos email service are apparently facing next month after Lycos decided to shut down all unprofitable activities. People need to realise that webmail accounts are only as safe as the companies running them. You donít get any guarantees with a free service.

Lycos is also closing down the Tripod web hosting service and will be deleting all the data and websites still using the system.

Below is a copy of an email forwarded to us by a Lycos email user:

Dear User,

We regret to inform you that our parent company has decided to discontinue all unprofitable activities.

One of the activities that will be discontinued is our E-mail business division. For this reason, we are hereby terminating your account as of 15 February 2009. Currently, we are still working on finding a solution to provide you the service through another provider. If we should succeed to do so, we will inform you within the next 4 weeks. But as this is currently doubtful, we would like to ask you to assume the end of the service
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Old Yesterday, 05:02 AM   #2
The "e" in e-mail
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: EU
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Originally Posted by sheprd View Post
we are hereby terminating your account as of 15 February 2009.
So the user needed 9 years to notice the service has been terminated??
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