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Do I have to have AOL or YAHOO? If not how?

Do I have to have AOL or YAHOO? If not how?

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Okay, I'm new to FIOS Internet and I'm am trying to just have my Verizon email/Verizon central without AOL or YAHOO.  Is this possible?  I have Yahoo and can't set up my subaccounts--so I thought I would try the VZ in home agent---Well that doesn't work with Verizon Yahoo----so what do I do?  I would just assume to not have anything like that and just use Verizon Central. 

Please help me out here.  I am so confused!  The whole subaccount thing is really making me mad!  All the help articles show it looking so easy---but that's not with Yahoo and it's a completely different set up.  Why must I use this? 

Thanks in advance!

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What trouble are you having setting up your subs with Yahoo? The process isn't a whole lot different from regular Verizon sub creation, it's just on a different page. If you switch away from Yahoo, you will lose any mail, contacts, etc that you have on the account, because all content is stored on Yahoo's servers. Your best bet is probably to try to get the sub creation issue addressed and stay on Yahoo.

 

If you really don't want to use Yahoo, switch to AOL. Unlike Verizon/Yahoo accounts, Verizon/AOL accounts use Verizon's servers for everything. The only difference between a Verizon/AOL account and a regular Verizon account is that with AOL you have the *option* to download additional software.

 

Hope this helps.

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somegirl, that wasn't the question. The poster wanted to know if you could use neither Yahoo nor AOL. Yes, you can. That's my setup, but the tech did it on the initial install so I'm not really sure the process. Perhaps someone else knows.

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@ekem015 wrote:

somegirl, that wasn't the question. The poster wanted to know if you could use neither Yahoo nor AOL. Yes, you can. That's my setup, but the tech did it on the initial install so I'm not really sure the process. Perhaps someone else knows.


 

Once you have a portal partner, it is next to impossible to get Verizon to remove it. As stated above, AOL is the easiest option if the OP wants to use Verizon's servers.

 

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@somegirl wrote:

 


@ekem015 wrote:

somegirl, that wasn't the question. The poster wanted to know if you could use neither Yahoo nor AOL. Yes, you can. That's my setup, but the tech did it on the initial install so I'm not really sure the process. Perhaps someone else knows.


 

Once you have a portal partner, it is next to impossible to get Verizon to remove it. As stated above, AOL is the easiest option if the OP wants to use Verizon's servers.

 


 

I still have MSN with verizon.net email via verizon servers. I have been arround for many years. I would not want yahoo or AOL. They had asked me once and I said no. If I am forced from MSN, I will do without. My email was provisioned on the verizon servers a long time ago. So if yours was setup on yahoo or aol, somegirl is right. It will be difficult to have them change it. When my account was migrated from DSL to FIOS, they migrated it to the PPPOE login name which was **bleep**, and I had to create an allias for my primary account. Think I could get it fixed after 5 years. NO!

 

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