I have since discovered that I only have a sub account and even though I updated to Yahoo (and paid for it) I have only updated my sub account. As my husband hasn`t updated his and he is the Primary Account holder, that poses another problem. Knowing how well (!) they deal with problems, I`ve just realised I`ve probably let another hare loose in the field !
However, my mail is currently coming and going ok and so long as I don`t mix up the single gmail address I have managed to establish, with the main default bt internet sub account address, I can presently send and receive.
2 days ago I managed to get into my husbands primary account (with his very dubious permission !) because I know his user name and password and I deleted two extremely ancient sub sub account addresses I had never managed to use, and added two new ones. When I tried emailing one of them just now, BT informs me I have no account with that name ! I tried to get into my husband`s account to check they were still there but got the message the password is invalid. I think I had better leave well alone for a while or I will mess up my husband`s account as well.
Thanks for the info that Yahoo wont let you open two accounts at once. What does this mean in practice - that you can`t open gmail while Yahoo is up in the browser ?
Re: account closing in 150 days, they might actually be doing me a favour. I`m just about to try and forward the emails I need to keep to Windows Live. Though I saw on web some people complaining that occasionally Windows Live loses people`s emails too. I am going to start saving all important ones out of the email system altogether I think.
It seems to me that one of the problems with BT Yahoo is that it is so SLOW that you get impatient waiting for them to register something like a change of password and do it again before they`ve got through the first change. I changed my gmail password and they recorded it in a flash.
Sorry to ramble on. Thanks for listening.