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  Reply # 1628828 13-Sep-2016 19:19
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mattwnz:

Don't Yahoo allow for unlimited storage? I can't see any mention of how much email storage people will get under this new system. ALso can't see any mention of the Flickr pro account, which people get with the yahoo services. Also mobile users such as iphone users can easily setup their accounts automatically, and it fills in all the settings. I suspect this uses IMAP, so if this is the case I can see lots of people having problems and needing support to reset up their accounts again on their mobile device. I suspect most people use IMAP instead of POP.

 

It's all there on the page, you get 1TB storage, Yahoo provide a facility to transfer Flickr accounts between Yahoo ID's, IMAP clients will require reconfiguration.

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  Reply # 1628835 13-Sep-2016 19:29
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mattwnz:

 

Don't Yahoo allow for unlimited storage? I can't see any mention of how much email storage people will get under this new system. ALso can't see any mention of the Flickr pro account, which people get with the yahoo services. Also mobile users such as iphone users can easily setup their accounts automatically, and it fills in all the settings. I suspect this uses IMAP, so if this is the case I can see lots of people having problems and needing support to reset up their accounts again on their mobile device. I suspect most people use IMAP instead of POP.

 

It's all there on the page, you get 1TB storage, Yahoo provide a facility to transfer Flickr accounts between Yahoo ID's, IMAP clients will require reconfiguration.

 

 

 

Maybe we are looking at another page, as I can't see any mention of the new storage amounts. It just says "As you’d expect, the new system will be fast and safe with stacks of storage" . So not sure how stack's equates to 1TB? But I wouldn't be surprised if people were using more than that with Yahoo, if they were using it to backup stuff.

 

Also it doesn't mention peoples mobile devices, as I think most people wouldn't have a clue with the automatic system, that they were using IMAP. So I am guessing that people will need to go into their mobiles to manually change the settings, which for many will be difficult, as they initally setup the account automatically using just their username and password. So they probably should be specific about that so that people know what to expect.


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  Reply # 1628837 13-Sep-2016 19:34
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Hmm okay the 1 TB was in the Service Specifications section of the changeover terms and conditions.

 

 

https://www.spark.co.nz/help/other/terms/personal-terms/xtra-email-move

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  Reply # 1628839 13-Sep-2016 19:38
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yitz: Hmm okay the 1 TB was in the Service Specifications section of the changeover terms and conditions. https://www.spark.co.nz/help/other/terms/personal-terms/xtra-email-move

 

 

 

Ok cheers for that.


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  Reply # 1628843 13-Sep-2016 19:46
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A great time to transition off ISP provided email to something independent

 

 

Isn't Yahoo independent? It could have been Gmail or Hotmail, also independent?


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  Reply # 1628844 13-Sep-2016 19:47
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Linux:

 

ajobbins:

 

A great time to transition off ISP provided email to something independent

 

 

 

 

Gmail , Outlook.com soooo many choices

 

 

Yep, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo. They are all independent email centric providers.


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  Reply # 1628846 13-Sep-2016 19:50
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What will happen to the free Flickr Pro moving away from Yahoo!?


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  Reply # 1628848 13-Sep-2016 19:54
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yitz:
mattwnz:

 

Don't Yahoo allow for unlimited storage? I can't see any mention of how much email storage people will get under this new system. ALso can't see any mention of the Flickr pro account, which people get with the yahoo services. Also mobile users such as iphone users can easily setup their accounts automatically, and it fills in all the settings. I suspect this uses IMAP, so if this is the case I can see lots of people having problems and needing support to reset up their accounts again on their mobile device. I suspect most people use IMAP instead of POP.

 

It's all there on the page, you get 1TB storage, Yahoo provide a facility to transfer Flickr accounts between Yahoo ID's, IMAP clients will require reconfiguration.

 

 

 

Maybe we are looking at another page, as I can't see any mention of the new storage amounts. It just says "As you’d expect, the new system will be fast and safe with stacks of storage" . So not sure how stack's equates to 1TB? But I wouldn't be surprised if people were using more than that with Yahoo, if they were using it to backup stuff.

 

Also it doesn't mention peoples mobile devices, as I think most people wouldn't have a clue with the automatic system, that they were using IMAP. So I am guessing that people will need to go into their mobiles to manually change the settings, which for many will be difficult, as they initally setup the account automatically using just their username and password. So they probably should be specific about that so that people know what to expect.

 

 

I thought many companied about YahooXtra aka Yahoo? Its a change. Yahoo Bubble was a change. Ive used YahooXtra for years with an extremely minimal level of issues. Laptop I use webmail, a clean UI. Phones its as you say, username and PW. I get that many whine about ISP email, so go to Gmail or Hotmail, but Yahoo os just that.


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  Reply # 1628929 13-Sep-2016 21:11
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mattwnz:


yitz:
mattwnz:


Don't Yahoo allow for unlimited storage? I can't see any mention of how much email storage people will get under this new system. ALso can't see any mention of the Flickr pro account, which people get with the yahoo services. Also mobile users such as iphone users can easily setup their accounts automatically, and it fills in all the settings. I suspect this uses IMAP, so if this is the case I can see lots of people having problems and needing support to reset up their accounts again on their mobile device. I suspect most people use IMAP instead of POP.


It's all there on the page, you get 1TB storage, Yahoo provide a facility to transfer Flickr accounts between Yahoo ID's, IMAP clients will require reconfiguration.


 


Maybe we are looking at another page, as I can't see any mention of the new storage amounts. It just says "As you’d expect, the new system will be fast and safe with stacks of storage" . So not sure how stack's equates to 1TB? But I wouldn't be surprised if people were using more than that with Yahoo, if they were using it to backup stuff.


Also it doesn't mention peoples mobile devices, as I think most people wouldn't have a clue with the automatic system, that they were using IMAP. So I am guessing that people will need to go into their mobiles to manually change the settings, which for many will be difficult, as they initally setup the account automatically using just their username and password. So they probably should be specific about that so that people know what to expect.



I thought many companied about YahooXtra aka Yahoo? Its a change. Yahoo Bubble was a change. Ive used YahooXtra for years with an extremely minimal level of issues. Laptop I use webmail, a clean UI. Phones its as you say, username and PW. I get that many whine about ISP email, so go to Gmail or Hotmail, but Yahoo os just that.



No it was because it had huge problems. . Even recently yahoo has had major problems with their email servers. Even now it regularly doesn't login, and can't authenticate. So I suspect they are just sick of how flaky it is, and the expensive support required to support a flaky system. Also there was not direct contact between the customer and the service provider as they contracted it out overseas. This is why they moving to another provider as they had a big review of it a few years ago, and using a NZ supplier makes it a lot easier to knock on their door if it has any problems.

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  Reply # 1628943 13-Sep-2016 21:31
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mattwnz:
tdgeek:

 

mattwnz:

 

 

 

yitz:
mattwnz:

 

 

 

Don't Yahoo allow for unlimited storage? I can't see any mention of how much email storage people will get under this new system. ALso can't see any mention of the Flickr pro account, which people get with the yahoo services. Also mobile users such as iphone users can easily setup their accounts automatically, and it fills in all the settings. I suspect this uses IMAP, so if this is the case I can see lots of people having problems and needing support to reset up their accounts again on their mobile device. I suspect most people use IMAP instead of POP.

 

 

 

It's all there on the page, you get 1TB storage, Yahoo provide a facility to transfer Flickr accounts between Yahoo ID's, IMAP clients will require reconfiguration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe we are looking at another page, as I can't see any mention of the new storage amounts. It just says "As you’d expect, the new system will be fast and safe with stacks of storage" . So not sure how stack's equates to 1TB? But I wouldn't be surprised if people were using more than that with Yahoo, if they were using it to backup stuff.

 

 

 

Also it doesn't mention peoples mobile devices, as I think most people wouldn't have a clue with the automatic system, that they were using IMAP. So I am guessing that people will need to go into their mobiles to manually change the settings, which for many will be difficult, as they initally setup the account automatically using just their username and password. So they probably should be specific about that so that people know what to expect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought many companied about YahooXtra aka Yahoo? Its a change. Yahoo Bubble was a change. Ive used YahooXtra for years with an extremely minimal level of issues. Laptop I use webmail, a clean UI. Phones its as you say, username and PW. I get that many whine about ISP email, so go to Gmail or Hotmail, but Yahoo os just that.

 



No it was because it had huge problems. . Even recently yahoo has had major problems with their email servers. Even now it regularly doesn't login, and can't authenticate. So I suspect they are just sick of how flaky it is, and the expensive support required to support a flaky system. Also there was not direct contact between the customer and the service provider as they contracted it out overseas. This is why they moving to another provider as they had a big review of it a few years ago, and using a NZ supplier makes it a lot easier to knock on their door if it has any problems.

 

Ive been using their webmail since Aug 18 2007 (or was it 2006?) 7-30pm. Issues? maybe 3 or 4 at most? Why webmail? Unlike Hotmail and Gmail it was a clean UI. I'm not tied to any device. iOS uses Port 587 SSL but you set it up with a UN and PW. That scenario is ideal for anyone, not many want to p%ss around with settings per device, or with IMAP that Yahoo doesn't support. The masses aren't GZers. Gmail put me off with an ugly busy UI. My second login gave me heaps of Bose spam. 

 

If you used Gmail or Hotmail do they give you a NZ helpdesk? 


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  Reply # 1629027 14-Sep-2016 00:53
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I've personally not had too much trouble using or supporting Yahoo Xtra email for acquaintances. But the Yahoo Mail platform clearly suffers from a lack of investment by its parent company (considering its state), an absolute minimum of effort put in for something to still be considered supported. Security wise, it is rotten to its core, didn't the hackers get hold of a good chunk of users' address books? Surprised there haven't been more social engineering attacks since that breach.

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"Positive 9 Years"!?!! He obviously didnt have an xtra.co.nz address!

 

The only positive.. I am positively ecstatic no more Yahoo!


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  Reply # 1629047 14-Sep-2016 07:42
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I haven't had any issues with it and I always access it via third party apps. In saying that, I hate the web platform. As an aside I also hate gmails but that might be because I never use it.

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  Reply # 1629107 14-Sep-2016 09:54
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quickymart:

 

Hopefully this won't be a repeat of the Yahoo!Xtra Bubble problems from 2007. Still, at least it's an NZ provider they can go directly to if anything goes wrong.

 

 

I remember that well .

 

Initially , Yahoos inbuilt spam filter blocked emails from Trademe, and other legit NZ companies : so there was obviously minimal testing done 1st .Lets not whitelist email from
NZ no.1 website/service yell

Hopefully , the new system will allow users to login & turn the email hosts spam filter off (something that yahoo wont allow, last time I checked)
And I hope that this time, personal email wont be scanned to look for keywords to deliver ads to users . I cant believe Telecom allowed that : a possible breach of NZ privacy laws right here .

 

Im guessing the contract with Yahoo is at end of term ?
Yahoo seems to have been reasonably trouble free so far this year: previous years they have had some shockers : I seen 3 day delays for sending/receiving , a/c's been locked out if the user dared to login with PC & ph at the same time , the website security issue (that got them hacked ) the list goes on .....

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1629144 14-Sep-2016 10:28
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ajobbins:

 

A great time to transition off ISP provided email to something independent

 

 

In theory, yes. However:
     *   I have had the same @xtra address for fifteen-plus years, so there are lost and lots of places and people where that is the account key or at least my primary contact, and
     *   Because I was a fairly early adopter, my address is <first name>.<last name>@xtra.co.nz - this is not available on any of the common 'ISP independent' platforms.

 

So I have quite a big incentive to stay with Xtra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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