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Uber Geek


  # 485357 24-Jun-2011 11:07

Funny enough... Companies need to make money to survive, no money no business. Kind of works like that.

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Master Geek


  # 486002 26-Jun-2011 11:41
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I pay Telecom $105 a month for their services and in return I get bull**** advertising?

I am not happy with this..

This only happened after the redesigned webmail, which incidentally is far too bloated on the layout.

When (trying) to compose emails on my Eee PC I get only ONE LINE visible because the stupid top bar and the addresses and everything else are about 1.5-2x bigger than they were before.

Very p*ssed off here...

 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 486006 26-Jun-2011 12:00
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I think when you buy 'email only' what you are actually buying is the cheapest dialup plan, and that happens to come with the same bunch of the 'free stuff'(xtra email address, flikr pro, Macafee antivirus etc) that a telecom broadband plan comes with.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 486010 26-Jun-2011 12:20
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I pay to list my stuff on trademe and then have to put up with ads.

Not good enough.

/sarcasm



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Master Geek


  # 486012 26-Jun-2011 12:23
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Never mind, just use Stylish and this to fix it:



@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain("mail.yahoo.com") {
div#menu-external-links {left:auto !important; right:0 !important}
div#uh > div.brand > h1, div#theAd, div.upsell, div.links > span {display:none !important}
div.links > span#btn-external-links {display:block !important; position:relative !important; ; top:-14px !important; left:20px !important;}
div.links > span#btn-external-links a {width:12px !important; background-image:url('') !important; color:transparent !important; overflow:hidden !important}
body > div#menu-external-links {left:auto !important; right:10px !important}
div#uh > div.right > div#search {margin-top:3px !important;}

div#uh {height:37px !important}
div.nav-bar {top:37px !important}
div#main {top:67px !important}
div#shellnavigation, div#shellcontent {top:102px !important}

/* Ad removal */
#shellcontent {
right: 0px !important;
}
#theAd {
display: none !important;
}



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Master Geek


  # 486288 27-Jun-2011 09:21
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Agent24: I pay Telecom $105 a month for their services and in return I get bull**** advertising?

I am not happy with this..

This only happened after the redesigned webmail, which incidentally is far too bloated on the layout.

When (trying) to compose emails on my Eee PC I get only ONE LINE visible because the stupid top bar and the addresses and everything else are about 1.5-2x bigger than they were before.

Very p*ssed off here...


Bull****, alright.

By the way, Telecom came back to me and told me to use Outlook instead of web-mail!!! What sort of answer is that!? For one it doesn't fit with the model and my requirements, i.e., to have (ad-free) access to my e-mail everywhere. Do you think they replied to my reply to their silly answer? Nope.

Telecom is just too big for their own good to care.



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Master Geek


  # 486289 27-Jun-2011 09:22
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SteveON: Funny enough... Companies need to make money to survive, no money no business. Kind of works like that.


That's why I pay my Telecom bills. 

 
 
 
 




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Master Geek


  # 486290 27-Jun-2011 09:25
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NonprayingMantis: I think when you buy 'email only' what you are actually buying is the cheapest dialup plan, and that happens to come with the same bunch of the 'free stuff'(xtra email address, flikr pro, Macafee antivirus etc) that a telecom broadband plan comes with.


That's right. Oh, and the cost is over $10/month for this e-mail-only service!!! Never mind that it used to cost a reasonable $2.50/month! Their justification? Lots of junk services such as the ones you mention above. Oh, except now their web-mail is loaded with ads. In my opinion that's worse than SPAM!



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Master Geek


  # 486292 27-Jun-2011 09:28
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Ragnor: My advice as always is to register your own domain then arrange your own email hosting usually via Google or Microsoft.

- A .co.nz is $20-25 NZD per year
- Email hosting is $0 to $10 NZD per month, Eg: Google Apps for Domains Standard is free, Microsoft Exchange Online ~$9 NZD/month, Google Apps for Business is $5 USD per user per month.

It's not that hard to setup tbh.



Yes, but it's easier to say than realise when you've had your e-mail for as long as I've had - you kind of get locked in after a while. But, in saying so, yes, I already own a domain and I'm slowly working on migrating over. Good riddance Telecom...



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Master Geek


  # 486293 27-Jun-2011 09:35
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I'm going to keep writing to Telecom until I get a worthwhile reply and they either remove the ads or reduce the price for their services. I don't pay for SPAM.

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Uber Geek


  # 486299 27-Jun-2011 09:48
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Make sure you let them know how much you spend with them for your mobile. If your only spend with them is $10/month for email then you probably won?t get too much attention.




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Master Geek


  # 487283 29-Jun-2011 09:53
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NonprayingMantis: Make sure you let them know how much you spend with them for your mobile. If your only spend with them is $10/month for email then you probably won?t get too much attention.



Telecom has valued their e-mail service at just over $10 per month, so, if I pay $10  or $100 for a fully fledged broadband plan, $10 is still all the e-mail portion of that plan. So price is not the issue here.



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Master Geek


  # 487284 29-Jun-2011 09:53
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The company in question replied to my latest complaint with the suggestion I install an ad-blocker. This suggestion assumes I will access webmail using my own device which isn't always the case - this is exactly the point of webmail, access to e-mail **anywhere** on **any** device!

In addition to this unhelpful suggestion, the person who contacted me had the balls to **advertise** mobile phones to me in a complaint about unwanted ads!!! How rude!



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Master Geek


  # 487285 29-Jun-2011 09:56
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And forget Yahoo!, they are completely ignoring me even though I'm just trying to contact them about my options with them rather than Telecom.

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Uber Geek


  # 487289 29-Jun-2011 10:00
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MrAndreas:
NonprayingMantis: Make sure you let them know how much you spend with them for your mobile. If your only spend with them is $10/month for email then you probably won?t get too much attention.



Telecom has valued their e-mail service at just over $10 per month, so, if I pay $10  or $100 for a fully fledged broadband plan, $10 is still all the e-mail portion of that plan. So price is not the issue here.


well technically I believe they value their email service as a free add-on to any landline internet plan, the cheapest of which is dialup at $10. 

That was what my previous post was about. i.e. you aren't actually buying an email service for $10, you are buying a dialup service that comes with a free email, flikr Pro access, antivirus etc.

what does your bill say for that $10 charge?  does it say "email only plan" or something like that, or does it say "dialup"


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