Google Changes / End of Email for Non-Tower Roles

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We have utilized Google as our email and related services provider for many years. Sadly, Google is ending free organization accounts on July 1, 2022. Because of this change, we will no longer be able to offer full @tarvalon.net email accounts to all users. We recommend that you backup any emails or content in your current personal @tarvalon.net email accounts.

We are investigating options for emails for functional Tower roles (i.e. Officers, Directors, Admins, etc.). If you have a technical background in running such services, and are willing to share thoughts/ideas about potential options, please email keeper@tarvalon.net and technology@tarvalon.net with your ideas.

Ultimately, this has been a free service that we will no longer have access to. We're going to do our best moving forward. We're sorry.
 

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I want a refund!
 

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Can I pay a fee? I have had a tower email since it’s creation.
 

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Can I pay a fee? I have had a tower email since it’s creation.
We don't think that would be feasible at this point in time. We've discussed it internally quite a bit, and I don't want to make a hard "no" response -- but I doubt it.
 

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Could they be converted into forwarding addresses?
 

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This is sad.

Just wanted to mention that at least some of the spreadsheets etc we use in Tower jobs are open to @tarvalon.net accounts only so that should be looked into before then
 

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Could they be converted into forwarding addresses?
Our priority will be getting functional accounts for Tower jobs first. But forwarding accounts add additional concerns. Not ruling that out, but not committing to it at this point in time either.

This is sad.

Just wanted to mention that at least some of the spreadsheets etc we use in Tower jobs are open to @tarvalon.net accounts only so that should be looked into before then
We won't lose data in Tower job accounts. We have ideas for using alternate tools like Sheets, Docs, etc. There will definitely be adjustments needed!
 

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On July 1, 2022, yes. I'm sorry. :( I would recommend setting up an alternate email account and saving anything in your sonea@ account.
 

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Well. Blood and ashes. I was looking forward to having one :p I hope an alternative can be found at some point!
 

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boo I love my @tarvalon.net address
 

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This is sad... I've backed up my stuff and moved it over to a new address, but I've really liked having mine...
 

Jocasta Braithe

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Well that's that then. Phooey on google. They can afford it.
 

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That really does suck. :(
 

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That's awful. I've used mine as my main Gmail account for years, it will take AGES to remember all the places I've used it :(

Well, I'm going to have to use some time to back-up all the stuff in my Google Drive now then :(
 

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Major bummer! :( Thank you for letting us know, though!
 

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Yeah, I just looked up the pricing and thought "Oh, that's not too awful per month" and then I realised that was per user as well :tug
 
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