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Topic # 191454 4-Feb-2016 17:04
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Last night smtp.officemail.co.nz stopped working for outgoing email.  The Spark helpdesk has told me that the service is no longer supported but I could register other domain email addresses on Yahoo Mail.  This has worked but while I can set the reply-to address for the domain I want, the email still now is shown as coming from an xtra.co.nz address.  

 

My email hosting is currently with another provider which has similar SMTP issues which is why as a Spark customer I was quite happy using their Officemail service. 

 

Any recommendations please for other email providers (POP, SMTP) where my emails will appear as coming from my own domain? 


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  Reply # 1485366 4-Feb-2016 17:08
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www.smtp2go.com ?


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  Reply # 1485409 4-Feb-2016 18:51
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Use Google Apps domain?






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1485411 4-Feb-2016 18:54
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I'm surprised it worked for as long as it did!

 

smtp2go is a great service and is what I would use if no other SMTP server was available. The other thing I would say is that if your current mail provider can't provide a decent outbound server then it's time for a new host!


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  Reply # 1485417 4-Feb-2016 19:31
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socketlabs.com is another good one, but i've heard good things about smtp2go as well.


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  Reply # 1485434 4-Feb-2016 20:19
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Trying smtp2go and seems to work fine.  Thanks very much guys. 


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  Reply # 1485445 4-Feb-2016 21:12
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AuthSMTP is another good service, or just use Google Apps / Fastmail.





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  Reply # 1485743 5-Feb-2016 10:44
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This is a big issue for us as we suddenly got 40 or so Spark Business customers asking us why they could no longer scan to email. We can't just setup a SMTP server for each customer either as Port 25 is blocked for a mandatory 2 day waiting period.


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  Reply # 1485796 5-Feb-2016 11:35
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Didn't Spark start notifying mid last year that the officemail service was going to be discontinued at the end of 2015? Seem to recall even a thread or two on here about it. I believe it's been replaced by Spark Business Mail as an offering.


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  Reply # 1485802 5-Feb-2016 11:40
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I think they only notified customers that paid to use it as a full mail server, not people who just wanted to keep Spark as an ISP after they dropped support for printers on their main SMTP service.


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  Reply # 1485818 5-Feb-2016 11:50
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Inphinity:

 

Didn't Spark start notifying mid last year that the officemail service was going to be discontinued at the end of 2015? Seem to recall even a thread or two on here about it. I believe it's been replaced by Spark Business Mail as an offering.

 

 

 

 

They sure did. 


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  Reply # 1486261 5-Feb-2016 21:12
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xor:

This is a big issue for us as we suddenly got 40 or so Spark Business customers asking us why they could no longer scan to email. We can't just setup a SMTP server for each customer either as Port 25 is blocked for a mandatory 2 day waiting period.


Smtp2go has a free option for low volume (may not work for that application) which uses port 2525 and setup was quick. Probably not best option for you but at least an option.

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  Reply # 1486357 6-Feb-2016 08:39
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Scan to email is a stupid thing anyway. Any decent copier has scan to network drive which will give a much much better experience and relies on nothing but the local network.

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  Reply # 1486358 6-Feb-2016 08:42
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A raspberry pi and a gmail account and you can have your own precanned smtp server.

Heck you may even get away with a low end router that can run a smtp daemon.





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