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# 205470 14-Nov-2016 18:47
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I'm trying to get my mum's internet sorted out and I'm following the instructions on:

 

https://www.spark.co.nz/help/internet-email/getstarted/imap-settings-for-yahoo-xtra-accounts/

 

And the sending server keeps in timing out. Port 465 and 587 both fail either when using SSL or TLS but if I use the yahoo server domain setting then everything works. Anyone can give an insight on what is happening with send.xtra.co.nz being very broken.





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  # 1670954 14-Nov-2016 19:27
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google.com

 

Sign up for a free account and forget this Spark nonsense. I can't believe anyone still uses that clusterfunk of a mail service.




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  # 1670973 14-Nov-2016 19:57
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UHD:

 

google.com

 

Sign up for a free account and forget this Spark nonsense. I can't believe anyone still uses that clusterfunk of a mail service.

 

 

 

 

In a perfect world mum would be using GMail but unfortunately she insists on using Xtra so here I am.





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  # 1670986 14-Nov-2016 20:43
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Has she given permission for her account to be migrated?


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  # 1671015 14-Nov-2016 21:35
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Or recently reset her password so not using the correct SMTP password?








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  # 1671022 14-Nov-2016 21:42
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sbiddle:

 

Has she given permission for her account to be migrated?

 

Yes she has.

 

 

 

BarTender:

 

Or recently reset her password so not using the correct SMTP password?

 

The IMAP server works (imap.xtra.co.nz) but the sending one doesn't (send.xtra.co.nz), the issue is with send.xtra.co.nz timing out.

 

 





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  # 1671028 14-Nov-2016 21:55
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Just had this as well my home alarm stopped emailing me arm disarm notifications. Did some testing send.xtra refusing my connections. Swapped to Gmail stmp and it's working now.

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  # 1671033 14-Nov-2016 22:07
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Spark are having problems again with with their yahoo provider when sending emails. It is causing a pop up login box to occur. I have had this problem reoccur today

 
 
 
 


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  # 1671220 15-Nov-2016 11:40
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I have 5 xtra email addresses (1 master & 4 sub-accounts) and after giving permission last week as well changing my passwords, it all turned to s**t yesterday evening with the send.xtra.co.nz side of things.

Did discover after a couple of hours that the username in the smtp settings is just joebloggs and not joebloggs@xtra.co.nz as it has been in the past.

So was able to get 4 of the 5 accounts sending & receiving. Number 5 just would not work. So went drastic and signed into my master yahoo web account and deleted this sub- account. Then opened up a different new sub-account which worked so long as it remained an imap account.

Note I am using Apple Mail 10.7. All of my xtra accounts are pop3 accounts for which I have had no problems in the past converting to from imap protocols. But since activating this new yahoo/xtra imap account and coverting it to pop3 protocol yahoo/xtra refuses to acknowledge it. Convert back to imap and all is well.

This problem persists on my iPad2 iOS 9.3.5 and my iPhone 7 iOS 10.1

So come on xtra @ Spark whats the deal?




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  # 1671258 15-Nov-2016 12:41
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It is intermittent. I have clients who have the same problem now and again. It is probably one of the reasons they are moving email providers. But I just wish they would own the problem with an announcement.

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  # 1671279 15-Nov-2016 13:11
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Just had an online chat with Spark helpdesk:

 

In regards to the send issue:

 

[12:57] Lillian: Ah hmmm.. yes unfortunately there is a current outage regarding emails not being able to send through.  

 

In regards to the smtp username issue: (I suggested they be more proactive in their setup advice and perhaps send out a bulk email addendum to the change of password email regarding checking/changing the smtp username.)

 

[13:02] Lillian: I understand :) Thanks for that, I will send through the feedback to the team. We will work on that. I'm sure many customers may have thought of the same thing so I will get them to look into it :)

 

In regards to my pop3 issue: (see above post)

 

[13:04] Lillian: Yes, so I will need to follow that up as there were others who were having the same issue. What is the best number to contact you on?

 

Interesting no less

 

 





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  # 1671435 15-Nov-2016 15:55
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matisyahu:

 

UHD:

 

google.com

 

Sign up for a free account and forget this Spark nonsense. I can't believe anyone still uses that clusterfunk of a mail service.

 

 

 

 

In a perfect world mum would be using GMail but unfortunately she insists on using Xtra so here I am.

 

 

Do what you would do if she dropped her phone in the toilet and get her a new one. At this point the e-mail system is broken and there appears to be zero Spark support/care so it might as well be in the toilet. You'll save yourself endless headaches by using a provider that can actually provide a service.


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  # 1671461 15-Nov-2016 16:34
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FineWine:

 

Just had an online chat with Spark helpdesk:

 

In regards to the send issue:

 

[12:57] Lillian: Ah hmmm.. yes unfortunately there is a current outage regarding emails not being able to send through.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes Spark fail to post it on their website status page...


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