Vodafone Hungary has announced very good news for users: access to the UPC e-mail account and content stored on the e-mail web host will be extended until 31 May 2021.
The service provider will discontinue the Webmail service received from UPC on 1 March 2021, but access and content will continue to be available to users for three months.
In the second half of last year, Vodafone announced to the great indignation of its users that after the acquisition of UPC Hungary, the former owner Liberty Global had allowed e-mail addresses and webmail infrastructure connected to UPC Hungary for a limited time – including upcmail.hu and chello.hu, and
As it is not legally possible for the above e-mail accounts to continue to operate, Vodafone has stated that as of March 1, 2021, terminates the Webmail service received from UPC. Affected retail and business customers have been continuously informed by the company since mid-November to resolve the switch to another e-mail account and save the contents of their storage as soon as possible before the service is phased out.
the good news is that access and content will continue to be available to users for three months. The postponement is also due to the intervention of the National Media and Communications Authority (NMHH) and the Media and Communications Commissioner, following a number of complaints to the Authority and Communications Commissioner Edina Kastory that the changeover is difficult, as many have official contacts and contact addresses. used the e-mail address, but many feared losing many years of correspondence and that saving and migrating could lead to data loss and personal data breaches.
Fortunately, in addition to the downtime, more detailed backups of mail A help guide has also been published, but technical assistance is also provided for setting up a new e-mail account or saving e-mails at customer service by e-mail or telephone.