If you use an Orange Email address, this post is for you. Here’s everything you need to know about the closure of Orange Email:
When are we closing Orange Email?
Orange Email will be closed on 31 May 2017. After this date you won’t be able to send or receive any emails with your Orange address, or be able to access emails saved to that account.
If you have important emails saved in your Orange Email inbox, you’ll need to send these to an alternative email address. And if you use your Orange Email as the contact address for other services, you’ll need to give these services an alternative address.
Years ago, we’d give all new Orange customers a free email address – as did many other providers at the time. These days, there’s a huge variety of free email providers – the likes of Google, Hotmail and so on – that offer a far more advanced service than Orange Email was set up to provide.
We’ve not given an Orange Email address to new customers since 2012, and with a declining number of users it makes sense to close the service. It means you’ll be able to switch to an email provider with more benefits and better features.
It is not true that EE stopped issuing Orangehome email addresses in 2012. These are still issued and available to this day. I personally received my Orangehome email address when I signed up for EE BB again late 2013.