I often find myself helping friends out with there ADSL install, guess thats what it means to be geek amongst my friends?
Anyway....I recently heard, 3rd hand, that Xtra no longer requires authentication on there network, but I also heard that if you dont authenticate, and you want to send/receive email using a 3rd party server, like you would if you had yourdomain.co.nz email type address, that you would be unable to send email if your not authenticated when establishing your ADSL session?
I setup a ADSL modem for a mate recently and Xtra flat out refused to create a ADSL username/password saying I did not need to authenticate. I tried to explain that in the interests of not having a crippled service (going on what I was told above) I wanted to authenticate - anyway they refused.
Can anyone clarify this issue?
I appreciate that for outgoing email for a 3rd party domain you may use the xtra server or you could use the 3rd pary server with auth or out going email, and I also cant remember where that fitted into what I had heard about non authenticated ADSL sessions and 3rd party email addresses.
Hope my question is clear?