Returning to the world of zeta, ζ(f,s) may be well defined for values of s to the left of sa, but the series is conditionally convergent on these points. If s is increased by anything larger than 1, the terms are divided by something larger than n, and the series becomes absolutely convergent. In other words, moving s to the right one unit runs into or crosses sa. The conditionally convergent points of zeta are trapped between sa-1 and sa.
Let sc be the greatest lower bound of the real components of s for which ζ(f,s) is defined. In other words, sc is the x coordinate of the leftmost point of ζ(f,s), or the limit of these points. Draw a vertical line through sc and call it the line of conditional convergence. Zeta is defined on part of the strip between sc and sa, and on everything to the right of sa.
If ε is a positive real number, convergence at s implies convergence at s+ε. The terms of the convergent series are multiplied by a real (geometric) sequence that approaches 0, whence abel summation implies convergence. The zeta function is well defined on a half line, whose left endpoint lies somewhere between sc and sa.
In fact, zeta is defined on the entire half plane to the right of sc. This isn't hard to prove, if you use the complex variation of abel summation.
Convergence at s implies the partial sums are bounded. Move to the right and up in the complex plane. Call this difference vector v. Build a new sequence 1/nv. This is multiplied by ζ(f,s), term by term, to get ζ(f,s+v). The real component of v causes the terms of 1/nv to approach 0. The imaginary component of v makes the terms spin around the origin. However, the angle is multiplied by log(n), so the spinning slows way down. After a while, 1/nv - 1/(n+1)v always lies in the same quadrant. (This will be the first or fourth quadrant, depending on whether v moves up or down in the complex plane.) That's all we need for abel summation.
The zeta function converges at s+v, for every vector v that moves up and to the right, or down and to the right. This holds for every s where zeta converges. Therefore zeta converges on the half plane to the right of sc.