Internet users with an e-mail addresses ending in alltel.net will no longer be able to receive e-mail as part of a phased removal process beginning today.
Alltel spun off its land-line and home Internet service three years ago, forming Windstream, which is Lexington's local telephone provider.
Since the deal, most customers have begun having their mail sent to windstream.net addresses.
Windstream spokesman David Avery said a small percentage of customers — in the single-digit percentage range — are using the alltel.net e-mails.
All e-mails sent to those will be returned to the senders.