“BTL.NET” – it’s been around since the mid 90’s and is probably the oldest email domain in Belize. Even in the age of gmail, yahoo and other web based mail solutions, “btl.net” still has thousands of users, in fact – right here at Channel 7 – our main business mail is still tvseven@btl.net.

But this weekend, btl.net users will have to change up their configuration – that’s because for the second time in 5 years, BTL is migrating the service to another server.

Google has decided to terminate the service called gmail.bet.net, and so BTL has formed a new partnership with the email hosting and server hosting company, Rackspace, which is based in the US. This evening, BTL’s IT engineering Manager explained to us what it means for those who still use a “btl.net” address:


BTL.Net users are advised to follow the instructions and make the necessary changes to activate their email inbox on the Rackspace server. In order to access their archives from emails stored on the Gmail server, the users must take necessary steps activate the migration of the mail. Those instructions have been emailed by BTL already. Google will be shutting those inboxes down eventually.

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