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  Reply # 1871707 23-Sep-2017 20:54
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I think if you have an Office365 subscription you can have an outlook.co.nz address.





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  Reply # 1871727 23-Sep-2017 22:02
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You just need to make sure you have NZ settings correct. Chrome by default doesn't, so doesn't give outlook.co.nz option. Usually in Edge with PC correctly set to NZ English, the .co.nz option is there.




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  Reply # 1871741 23-Sep-2017 23:01
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...but, isn't the whole thing that you can keep your ISP email address? It's just forwarded to a non-ISP email server.


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  Reply # 1871776 24-Sep-2017 06:44
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notesgnome:

 

...but, isn't the whole thing that you can keep your ISP email address? It's just forwarded to a non-ISP email server.

 

 

Yes

 

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  Reply # 1872078 24-Sep-2017 16:14
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mattwnz:

 

Some online NZ services I have come across to require the use of an email address ending in .nz, which is where an ISP email address comes in handily. But far better just to buy a .nz domain and use it for email, as it is an email address for life, as long as you pay your domain registration fees, which many people forget about.

 

 

I can't recall any issues like that in the last decade, what sort of NZ services are we talking about here?

 

I was getting too much spam in my IHUG E-Mail so I went through all my contacts and asked them to change to my gmail address, I've been using gmail ever since without a problem (this has been for more than a decade).  I had an invite for gmail that I used to join up, couldn't just create an account at the time - I've had my main gmail account for quite a while now!


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  Reply # 1872079 24-Sep-2017 16:18
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mattwnz:

 

Some online NZ services I have come across to require the use of an email address ending in .nz, which is where an ISP email address comes in handily. But far better just to buy a .nz domain and use it for email, as it is an email address for life, as long as you pay your domain registration fees, which many people forget about.

 

 

I've never seem a service that requires a .co.nz address.







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  Reply # 1872081 24-Sep-2017 16:25
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Thank you folks.

 

Usual/expected range of replies. Thanks folks.

 

But, I shall and will take my own decision - that suits me. We all have that choice.

 

And ... Kuhrt: I have tried connecting with Vodafone, at the company's executive level. I have had no replies. So, just got the big IGNORE.

 

And ... Dylan: thanks for that link

 

And ... Mike Hales: very perspicacious of you. The offered options do not appeal to me.

 

And ... Stuart: Yes agree. I can make my own decision. And, yes Gmail gets spam too.

 

And ... Antoniosk: fully agree with yo

 

And ... Notesgnome: well, no. In due course Vodafone will shut down the forwarding offer, or if you want it to continue the company will start to charge.

 

All good ideas/comments etc but I shall decide in the end on that which suits me best.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1872084 24-Sep-2017 16:27
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I run my own mail systems because, well I can. But a really funny thing with my gmail account is I have one guy in London and another in Texas with almost exact same name as me that keep subsribing to things using my address. Apparently I have a DirectTV account! I have left both of them voicemails but they keep using my address. I assume they are using slight differences on my account name (which is without add-on numbers etc).


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  Reply # 1872085 24-Sep-2017 16:31
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@Gradine The decision to turn off email I am 100% sure would of come from the executive level to start with, I would put money on it that it did

 

What did you expect from the executive level in Vodafone NZ about the email close down?

 

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  Reply # 1872119 24-Sep-2017 17:51
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Gradine:

 

 

 

And ... Notesgnome: well, no. In due course Vodafone will shut down the forwarding offer, or if you want it to continue the company will start to charge.

 

 

 

 

That's a very bold assumption that seems to be without any logic at all.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1872156 24-Sep-2017 19:44
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antoniosk:

 

coffeebaron: 
I say good on you Vodafone for taking the lead. ISP tied email addresses have hampered people's desire to change ISP's because they'll lose the email address they've had for bla bla number of years.

 

I find this quite funny... voda leads the way in removing one of the last remaining barriers for people to churns ISP's easily.... 

 

 

I was thinking the same thing but good on them make it easier for customers to move but think of the cost savings of not having to support email

 

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But they are not fully ending the email support, just the ability to send email from your vodafone based email address, it seems that incoming email (once it has been spam filtered) may still be viewed via webmail and will be auto forwarded to an email address of your choice.


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  Reply # 1872158 24-Sep-2017 19:55
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antoniosk:

 

coffeebaron: 
I say good on you Vodafone for taking the lead. ISP tied email addresses have hampered people's desire to change ISP's because they'll lose the email address they've had for bla bla number of years.

 

I find this quite funny... voda leads the way in removing one of the last remaining barriers for people to churns ISP's easily.... 

 

 

I was thinking the same thing but good on them make it easier for customers to move but think of the cost savings of not having to support email

 

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But they are not fully ending the email support, just the ability to send email from your vodafone based email address, it seems that incoming email (once it has been spam filtered) may still be viewed via webmail and will be auto forwarded to an email address of your choice.

 

 

Where did you see webmail access being available? That's not how it will operate. Mail will only be forwarded - you will have no access to webmail services which will be shut down.

 

 


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  Reply # 1872162 24-Sep-2017 20:00
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  Reply # 1872166 24-Sep-2017 20:06
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sbiddle:

 

gregmcc:

 

Linux:

 

antoniosk:

 

coffeebaron: 
I say good on you Vodafone for taking the lead. ISP tied email addresses have hampered people's desire to change ISP's because they'll lose the email address they've had for bla bla number of years.

 

I find this quite funny... voda leads the way in removing one of the last remaining barriers for people to churns ISP's easily.... 

 

 

I was thinking the same thing but good on them make it easier for customers to move but think of the cost savings of not having to support email

 

Linux

 

 

 

 

But they are not fully ending the email support, just the ability to send email from your vodafone based email address, it seems that incoming email (once it has been spam filtered) may still be viewed via webmail and will be auto forwarded to an email address of your choice.

 

 

Where did you see webmail access being available? That's not how it will operate. Mail will only be forwarded - you will have no access to webmail services which will be shut down.

 

 

 

 

I did use the word "may" but will stand corrected if it isn't available.

 

I still haven't figured out why VF only went 1/2 measure in getting rid of email, they should have just pulled the plug on incoming email as well, guess they will take another tug at the band aid later on down the track and give the customers some more pain.......

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1872169 24-Sep-2017 20:10
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Regardless of the whole ISP contract issue (my view of which my personal view is that I see no reason for you to be able to legally exit a contract just because of the email service being stopped) I'm really puzzled as to why anybody would change ISP just to get another ISP email address.

 

Many ISP's now don't offer email. It's something that's becoming an increasingly difficult product to offer and when there are literally hundreds of free option, the vast majority of which are all a far higher quality product than that Vodafone offered, let alone the paid options which can range from a few $ per month upwards for email tied to your own domain there simply no reason I can fathom why anybody would use an ISP email address. If it's just a throwaway address changing ISP for that seems rather dramatic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think the only reason people use ISP email addresses, is becuase people get phone support for setting it up and if there are any problems, which you don't get with free providers. Not everyone is technical . With free providers like gmail, you have to do it all yourself.. Although with android phones and gmail, it makes it all really easy.


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