It seems from next week Telecom will make SSL required to access their mail servers.
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mattwnz: Makes you wonder why they didn't send a letter announcing this change. Instead I had a message left by them, from someone with a foriegn accent, and it may have been a scam for I knew.
Oblivian:mattwnz: Makes you wonder why they didn't send a letter announcing this change. Instead I had a message left by them, from someone with a foriegn accent, and it may have been a scam for I knew.
A few people have mentioned that. At least you got a phonecall. All I got was an email with some links in it http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=138606&page_no=11#1000349 Leading you to this page.. http://www.telecom.co.nz/helpandsupport/helpandsupport/xtraemailsettings/ with a blurb that could have been better placed as part of the email.
I've also seen a variant more legitimate looking email which as you point out is sent out after a failure of a call.
However with the calling, surely there will be a lot of people mistaking it for the fixyourcomputer scam after the publicity its had..
Ragnor: About time they got rid of smtp servers on their network that didn't require authentication and ssl.
That is what they are doing isn't it?
OOPS! They do think its scams
freitasm: Wait for Monday's "I can't connect to my email" threads...
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