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  Reply # 1858959 5-Sep-2017 13:44
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chevrolux:

 

Quinny:

 

sbiddle:

 

 

 

My recommendation is always to register a domain and move to a proper mail hosting company. Without naming any names you can easily have a domain and fully hosted EAS/ActiveSync mail which delivers significant benefits particularly if you want mail on multiple devices and phones all for NZ$10 per year depending on the type of domain you want. A solution like this runs rings around gmail.

 

 

 

So made the domain 2 years ago and yet to find anyone offering mail only for $10 a year (basic IMAP is all I wanted not even a website) so stuck with IHUG. Everywhere was way to expensive. If you can list this NZ $10 a year provider would be appreciated.

 

 

Is that all you value your email at?

 

No wonder there are soooo many rubbish mail platforms out there if this is what consumers think.

 

$7.50/month gets you hosted exchange with activesync. far far better than a IMAP mailbox.

 

 

No that's the amount that Sbiddle said you can pay a year for Activesync as you will see in the quote above. The amount you quote is more like what my investigations found. I have no need for activesync as I do not use Outlook, will never use Outlook (I even convinced my entire work domain not to use Outlook I hate it that much) and really for home email account yes IMAP (hell for many even pop) is totally fine. 


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  Reply # 1858987 5-Sep-2017 14:15
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Guessing the support isn't great for that price. Problem is that people expect email to be really reliable with great support, but don't want to pay for it, or pay peanuts. No wonder isps want to get out of the email game, as the support costs probably outweigh the money that can be made from it.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1859043 5-Sep-2017 15:21
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sbiddle:

 

 A solution like this runs rings around gmail.

 

 

Why?

 

I don't see the benefit myself, but a cost of $10 per year and no gmail app for the smartphone!


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  Reply # 1859068 5-Sep-2017 15:47
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For what it's worth, I switched to Fastmail (an Australian company) and I'm happy with them


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  Reply # 1860157 7-Sep-2017 09:38
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Has anyone had forwarding set up yet? It says it takes about 3 days but mine still hasn't started forwarding to my new email address.


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 @s.joseph Message me and I'll get that checked for you.





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  Reply # 1860712 8-Sep-2017 10:08
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@MikeHales All working now! thanks


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  Reply # 1860731 8-Sep-2017 10:51
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So it's now official.

 

Vodafone are scrapping *all* email in November affecting all domains - clear, VF, paradise as well as other legacy ones.


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  Reply # 1860734 8-Sep-2017 10:53
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Quinny:

 

 

 

No that's the amount that Sbiddle said you can pay a year for Activesync as you will see in the quote above. The amount you quote is more like what my investigations found. I have no need for activesync as I do not use Outlook, will never use Outlook (I even convinced my entire work domain not to use Outlook I hate it that much) and really for home email account yes IMAP (hell for many even pop) is totally fine. 

 

 

People seem to associate EAS/ActiveSync as only being about Outlook.. They totally forget it's the best protocol out there and certainly the best solution IMHO for mobile email.

 

Even if you only rely on webmail and a mobile device IMHO EAS/ActiveSync is the only solution you should really be looking at. When they are providers even offering this for free there aren't any reasons to look elsewhere.


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  Reply # 1860744 8-Sep-2017 11:04
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sbiddle:

 

 

 

People seem to associate EAS/ActiveSync as only being about Outlook.. They totally forget it's the best protocol out there and certainly the best solution IMHO for mobile email.

 

Even if you only rely on webmail and a mobile device IMHO EAS/ActiveSync is the only solution you should really be looking at. When they are providers even offering this for free there aren't any reasons to look elsewhere.

 

 

What are the advantages over ActiveSync over simple IMAP? I know very little about this stuff


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  Reply # 1860745 8-Sep-2017 11:05
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sbiddle:

So it's now official.


Vodafone are scrapping *all* email in November affecting all domains - clear, VF, paradise as well as other legacy ones.



Well overdue, but pretty aggressive to give people just 2 months. I hope they have a more aggressive support campaign to help people out rather than just leave them to it.





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  Reply # 1860746 8-Sep-2017 11:05
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Quinny:

 

sbiddle:

 

 

 

My recommendation is always to register a domain and move to a proper mail hosting company. Without naming any names you can easily have a domain and fully hosted EAS/ActiveSync mail which delivers significant benefits particularly if you want mail on multiple devices and phones all for NZ$10 per year depending on the type of domain you want. A solution like this runs rings around gmail.

 

 

 

So made the domain 2 years ago and yet to find anyone offering mail only for $10 a year (basic IMAP is all I wanted not even a website) so stuck with IHUG. Everywhere was way to expensive. If you can list this NZ $10 a year provider would be appreciated.

 

 

I didn't mean $10 for the email, I meant from NZ$10 depending on the type of domain you want. Places like Zohomail offer advanced email with EAS/Activesync for free, so you just need to point your $10 domain at it.

 

 


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  Reply # 1860748 8-Sep-2017 11:06
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Just saw on stuff that all email accounts will be closed in November. Bugger.

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  Reply # 1860749 8-Sep-2017 11:08
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sbiddle:

 

So it's now official.

 

Vodafone are scrapping *all* email in November affecting all domains - clear, VF, paradise as well as other legacy ones.

 

 

About time!


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  Reply # 1860763 8-Sep-2017 11:23
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@mikehales

 

 

 

So just to confirm - as long as said Clear/Ihug/Wave etc user remains a Vodafone customer, Vodafone will forward their mail to an email address of their choosing. 

 

So the best way to go about this would be to - 1 - setup a new account of the user's choosing - Gmail for example, then - 2 - contact Vodafone and ask for the mail to be forwarded to that new account?

 

Going to be a lot of people affected by this, but it's definitely a good decision. It's more frustrating having a crappy email service than none at all. 

 

Thanks. 


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