Yes there is! At least the forum is working - although to what end I shudder to think.
I raised the initial question because a. I was interested in when the promised migration would take place b. I was fed up with getting phising e-mails saying I was about to be migrated c. Fed up with BT doing nothing about phising emails despite many of them coming from bt email accounts d. bemused that when I had problems with my email account the BT help desk tried to reset it to a BT email server when it was still on a Yahoo server e. interested in when BT will finally deliver on its promise of moving me to a better email system.
Overall the answer seems to be : original plan of BT has been allowed slip without informing customers, when migrated we may end up in worse position and people will defend this.
So as usual no real answer to original question
d. bemused that when I had problems with my email account the BT help desk tried to reset it to a BT email server when it was still on a Yahoo server
Why should you be bemused, the mail server for both systems is mail.btinternet.com.
This came up about 4 months ago when I lost emails connectivity on iphone and ipad. The help desk kept asking me to reset the server to btemail with no success and then after about 5 attempts they said you are still on yahoo and you mst use the yahoo server still. I have just checked and both ipad and iphone and they are set with Primary servers as : Yahoo! SMTP Server with mail.btinternet.co. set to off as per help desk instructions
Regardless of which mail system you are on, the SMTP, POP3 and IMAP server name is mail.btinternet.com.
SMTP port should be 465 with SSL selected, POP3 should be 995 with SSL selected or IMAP 993 with SSL selected.
I have never used anything other than mail.btinternet.com as a mail server, this is from pre Yahoo days (yes, there is pre-Yahoo), and throughout the BT Yahoo period. I am yet to be migrated but I have an account on BTMail which also uses mail.btinternet.com as the mail server. At some point (if the migration ever happens), you will need to change to mail.btinternet.com as the Yahoo server will no longer work. Your choice if you do it sooner rather than later.
Yes I remember pre Yahoo but I do not remember any great performance when it changed, we got a notification, it just changed. I did not do anything the interface just looked different (neither better or worse just different) I can't understand why it is such a performance this time.