After acquiring Orange UK, EE has decided to close email service hosted by the ISP. While other actors of in the field of free webmails are offering continuous improvements in terms of features and user experience, Orange has not updated its webmail service since 2012 and pushes users of its free webmail service to choose one of the large available webmail provider in the name of Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo!. EE has announced that it wanted to focus on providing its customers with the best possible products and services.
As of 31st May 2017, Orange email service will go down. Email accounts at the following domain names will simply be deleted after this date:
OFficial news can be found at the following here
Orange has provided a tutorial helping users to export their email history to an alternative webmail service.
Hurry-up if you want to backup your email history!