Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Xtra blocks pop3 and upsets Vodafone NZ
Posted on 5-Mar-2003 20:24 | Tags Filed under: News



Xtra, the largest New Zealand ISP is blocking access to its pop3 servers from computers outside its network. This causes some problems for mobile and handheld users.

It's worth noting that Xtra belongs to Telecom New Zealand, incumbent in the mobile and fixed line market. It's also associated with Microsoft, bringing its XtraMSN portal to more than 500,000 kiwi users.

Since last December Xtra inforced one of its TOS, and block access to its pop3 servers to outsiders. This caused major problems for people using competitor's Vodafone NZ GPRS network to access e-mail remotely. Users connecting throug Telecom's own CDMA network have no complains.

Some ISP block access to pop3 servers, but waive this if the user agrees to pay a monthly fee. Apparently Vodafone NZ didn't like the terms very much.

There's a full article on this on NZ Herald.


More information: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?st...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Crashplan exiting consumer market - the hunt for a new provider.
Created by davidcole, last reply by freitasm on 23-Aug-2017 16:39 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Sky blames piracy for lost customers. Sky: it's time to wake up and smell the coffee.
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by allan on 23-Aug-2017 17:25 (57 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Kodi recommendations
Created by Thickcnut, last reply by driller2000 on 22-Aug-2017 19:40 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Uploading Passport Photo Issue
Created by allan, last reply by kiwiharry on 21-Aug-2017 18:43 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Vodafone Ultra Home Hub - new adsl/vdsl/cable/fibre modem/wireless router
Created by dylanp, last reply by chevrolux on 23-Aug-2017 17:33 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


rail between Auckland, Bay of Plenty and the Waikato
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by old3eyes on 23-Aug-2017 13:20 (104 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Odd but Yum Sandwiches
Created by MikeAqua, last reply by Dratsab on 23-Aug-2017 17:55 (58 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Best way to sell a car
Created by Lizard1977, last reply by Andib on 23-Aug-2017 17:10 (14 replies)