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# 12692 31-Mar-2007 11:36
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Has anyone got this to work?
I have tried to set this up using but no luck.
I get a error saying "having problems connection to"
passwords and user name are correct.

Do xtra use another pop server? Let me know if any one has got it to work.


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  # 65703 31-Mar-2007 12:21
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Perhaps you ticked use SSL, have you tried disabling this and ensuring it is trying to use port 110?

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  # 65704 31-Mar-2007 12:26
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thanks, but yes i am using 110 and not using ssl.


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  # 65709 31-Mar-2007 12:40
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I just recreated the same problem you have.

Interestingly I solved it by doing the exact opposite as to what I suggested earlier

Turn on SSL and change to port 995 :)

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  # 65712 31-Mar-2007 12:44
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thanks, that worked.


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  # 65715 31-Mar-2007 13:01
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The service is called secure remote email

Good you got it sorted

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  # 65719 31-Mar-2007 13:17
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thanks i just had a look at xtra's web site and it says it cost $2 a month and you need to use
but i got it to work using ssl port 995 and just the normal pop and did not have to call xtra to enable..

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  # 65736 31-Mar-2007 16:53
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My ISP address is worthless to me, I never use it, in case i switch ISPs one day. I have my own domain instead. I just have all my email from Xtra set to forward to my actual address, and then delete from the Xtra inbox.

I dont know why I even bother having that. The only mail I get on that address is spam...

Just a different take on managing ISP mail accounts. Nice to see a workaround for off-network mail retrieval. Its a just a bit of a scam to charge $2 IMHO to allow a use to get their email from anywhere - after all, thats what email is all about really...


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  # 65741 31-Mar-2007 17:05
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Yea well I accidentally found that little loophole, didn't even realise that they normally charge $2 for it. In any case if the workaround stops working as tony says you can just setup email forwarding in your xtra email settings

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