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Topic # 66585 20-Aug-2010 10:04
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I'm so fed up with VF webmail. Not connecting, not loading, writing an email and then freezing etc etc. I'm wondering if it'll load better if I access it from my gmail account. In the gmail settings it looks like you can do this, but it's not working for me.

I'm pretty sure I'm using the correct server settings: pop.ihug.co.nz port 110.

It's not working and I'm not sure why. Is it just VF webmail being crap again?

Has anyone made the VF/ihug/gmail thing work?

Can anyone help?

 





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  Reply # 370223 20-Aug-2010 10:13
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You can use gmail to check just about any pop email account, it's pretty much the same as using Outlook, just web based.

Is your email address on the ihug.co.nz or vodafone.co.nz domain?



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  Reply # 370226 20-Aug-2010 10:17
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It's on ihug.

All I get is:  There was a problem connecting to pop.ihug.co.nz
 




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  Reply # 370231 20-Aug-2010 10:20
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From Twitter:


vodafone NZ

^PB apologies all - email is down. We're working on it as fast as possible.




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  Reply # 370237 20-Aug-2010 10:27
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Haha thanks I just saw the other thread re outage. Anyone want a coffee while I'm down at the cafe?




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  Reply # 370238 20-Aug-2010 10:30
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Another thing to note about using gmail to check your POP mail is that email on the POP accounts within gmail do not arrive in real time, they only arrive when gmail checks for messages on the server which varies depending on how often you receive mail on that pop account but generally it will check for new email every 20 minutes or so.

You can manually check for mail on the server by clicking on Settings -> Accounts and Imports.


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  Reply # 370255 20-Aug-2010 10:58
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OK Cheers for that - sounds like just what I'm after.

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  Reply # 370278 20-Aug-2010 11:40
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Pink of course :)

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  Reply # 370298 20-Aug-2010 12:12
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People still use isp email?

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  Reply # 370360 20-Aug-2010 15:47
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I use isp mail because I dislike alternatives like gmail and I am too inept to be able to set up my own.



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  Reply # 370370 20-Aug-2010 15:59
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Ragnor: People still use isp email?


Only people inferior to you, obviously. 




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  Reply # 370422 20-Aug-2010 18:21
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Vodafone email servers have been suffering outages for months now. Sometimes they say its a problem with RAID, sometimes server software.

My recommendation, for serious users (non-casual home users) would be to just setup a Google Apps account, Windows Live Domain, or something else and use it.





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  Reply # 370464 20-Aug-2010 20:08
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nickd: I use isp mail because I dislike alternatives like gmail and I am too inept to be able to set up my own.


Use any email client you like to access email in gmail via imap
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=75725

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  Reply # 370466 20-Aug-2010 20:12
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turb:
Ragnor: People still use isp email?


Only people inferior to you, obviously. 


I always recommend people get off isp provided email as it acts as a lame lock-in that prevents people from changing isp as often or as easily.

 

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