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# 207229 15-Dec-2016 09:37
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xtra email changes (imap)


Just when do we make the changes to settings as per sparks website
now, later, whenever ?
wait till we cant get email then make the changes ?


my xtra email is still working with the OLD imap settings , on ph & PC .
is there no set date that we should change our settings



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  # 1689155 15-Dec-2016 09:42
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they say "early next year" they will send out notifications a week before

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  # 1689159 15-Dec-2016 09:52
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just change them now, it works on both anyways


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  # 1692585 20-Dec-2016 09:13
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Nope. imap.xtra.... not working


I  had to change back to  , that one works


Any Spark guru's looking here, the webpages with setup info needs to be tidied up.
conflicting info re imap settings, see links below

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  # 1692597 20-Dec-2016 09:49
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Make sure your ports and login details are specified in correct format. Is the biggest roadblock


Their official stance.. 




I changed mine about a month ago, and so far its been able to check things. The worry is my alternate email keeps getting the 'were changing your email' messages with the actual spark/xtra box about 3 days behind!

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  # 1692836 20-Dec-2016 13:41
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Make sure your ports and login details are specified in correct format. Is the biggest roadblock





for imap incoming , the only change is the server address , as per my 2 links .
yahoo imap server still working, xtra imap wasnt this morning (for me) 

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  # 1692848 20-Dec-2016 13:56
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My IMAP is working fine here, thats where i got to this thread from. so i would assume you have a setting wrong somewhere if its not working for you.


i had to make sure the user name was my full xtra email address not just the bit before the @

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  # 1692899 20-Dec-2016 15:49
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Looks like its an issue at spark


Another one of their password  issues, saw on Facebook someone else has the same issue today works 100%
imap.xtra  : password  error
send : this stopped working on both ph & work PC (password error)
webmail : Password error


** works 100% , with the same password , so it can only be a weird xtra/spark/yahoo issue







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