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Topic # 25115 12-Aug-2008 16:04
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I've had my @ihug.co.nz email address for years, but have just swapped to another broadband provider.  I know with Xtra you can keep @xtra.co.nz email addresses for a small monthly fee, is this also possible with vodafone/ihug?

I would ring their helpdesk, but after my last wait on hold of an hour, I can't be bothered ringing again.

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  Reply # 156317 12-Aug-2008 16:20
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Easiest way is to switch your plan to the cheapest dial up one available. Not sure if they offer what you want.

I always tell people nowadays to not use their ISP email as their primary email address, otherwise it becomes a pain to switch.

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  Reply # 156337 12-Aug-2008 17:03
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eXDee: Easiest way is to switch your plan to the cheapest dial up one available. Not sure if they offer what you want.

I always tell people nowadays to not use their ISP email as their primary email address, otherwise it becomes a pain to switch.

 

Agreed; buy a .com domain from namecheap ($9 US a year) and hosting ($4-5 US a month) and you have yourself unlimited email, on a domain that you can keep registering no matter where you go for your internet!


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 156344 12-Aug-2008 17:22
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Thanks for your suggestions guys, I already have a .com name (a handful of them actually Cool) that I use for emails, I still get the odd family email to my ihug address, hence why I'd like to retain it for the next few months.

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  Reply # 156354 12-Aug-2008 18:10
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Gmail is the be all and end all for me. Cheap too Laughing

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  Reply # 156762 14-Aug-2008 01:06
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Pretty sure they have a $4.95 per month dial up plan (3 hours per month?).  They used to, anyway...

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Reply # 156772 14-Aug-2008 08:01
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This is exactly what I have done. My primary connection is through the VFNZ cellular network, and my main mail server is VFNZ webmail. However, as a backup, I've retained my Ihug email addy, and pay a measly $10/month for a dial-up connection and all the data I can (very slowly) eat!

Hope this helps,

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George

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  Reply # 156789 14-Aug-2008 09:02
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Yea, pretty sure there is a $5 per month email only plan; at least there was last time I set this up for someone.




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JoeBloggs: Gmail is the be all and end all for me. Cheap too Laughing

Same here, if only microsoft would get with the times and implement the 20 year old protocol that is pop3 on free accounts like every other decent email provider does. Thankfully i've moved almost everything off that account so i don't have to use outdated services.

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  Reply # 157307 15-Aug-2008 21:16
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Yes, its annoying that microsoft dont support standard protocols, but pop3 is hardly something that I would choose over the http access to hotmail that you get via outlook, which is as good as imap but I can send aswell at obnoxiously restrictive hotspots, whereas gmail is reliant on a nonstandard port being open for both incoming and outgoing which IME seldom works anywhere other then wideopen hotspots.

Its just a shame that more mail clients dont talk http like hotmail offers since it seems to work so well.  




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