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#25262 16-Aug-2008 22:30
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This is a help desk type question, but I thought I'd ask it here as there might be many more people interested in the answer.

We are considering moving overseas for a while and was wondering if there is an option to have only an e-mail account and VFX (currently on Fusion).  XNet has a dial-up plan, but it requires you to be a direct dial tolls customer.

Also, does XNet allow POP3 access outside their network, or is it something we can request?

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  #157621 18-Aug-2008 06:06
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Not 100% sure actually myself, pretty sure there will be some options, best bet call into the support lines when you get a chance.

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  #157624 18-Aug-2008 07:40
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Niel: Also, does XNet allow POP3 access outside their network, or is it something we can request?

Are thinking of using a 3rd party email client such as Windows Mail or Eudora?

If you are, then yes you can get POP access to Xnet and download your emails.  However, to reply to those emails you will have to be logged into Xnet webmail - you can't get SMTP access outside of Xnet's network and reply to emails downloaded via the client.

I know this because I've been overseas for the last 5 months (come home soon - yay) and have had to resort to using a Yahoo address to reply to my emails (via Windows Mail).

 
 
 
 


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  #157625 18-Aug-2008 07:50
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Dratsab:
Niel: Also, does XNet allow POP3 access outside their network, or is it something we can request?

Are thinking of using a 3rd party email client such as Windows Mail or Eudora?

If you are, then yes you can get POP access to Xnet and download your emails.  However, to reply to those emails you will have to be logged into Xnet webmail - you can't get SMTP access outside of Xnet's network and reply to emails downloaded via the client.

I know this because I've been overseas for the last 5 months (come home soon - yay) and have had to resort to using a Yahoo address to reply to my emails (via Windows Mail).


You could of course use a 3rd party SMTP server. While there aren't many free SMTP servers around these days unless Google have changed things recently you can still use Gmail as your SMTP server.

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  #157627 18-Aug-2008 08:10
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Dratsab:
Niel: Also, does XNet allow POP3 access outside their network, or is it something we can request?

Are thinking of using a 3rd party email client such as Windows Mail or Eudora?

If you are, then yes you can get POP access to Xnet and download your emails.  However, to reply to those emails you will have to be logged into Xnet webmail - you can't get SMTP access outside of Xnet's network and reply to emails downloaded via the client.

I know this because I've been overseas for the last 5 months (come home soon - yay) and have had to resort to using a Yahoo address to reply to my emails (via Windows Mail).



Try this for your Xnet Webmail

http://webmail2.xnet.co.nz/




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tonyhughes: Gmail as a free SMTP server.


Ah, thanks.  That answers part of it.  It is about SMTP that I was wondering, non POP3.  I was tired last night...

Then the remaining question, can you switch to a dial-up account + VFX without the (normally required) direct dial tolls?  You see, I will not be an ADSL customer for a while.  Guess I'll have to phone the help desk then.




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  #157820 18-Aug-2008 20:59
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Yes, you can definitely get dialup without tolls (although it is $20 rather than $10) and a VFX account.  We also have email only accounts available for people in your situation, so you could skip the dialup altogether :).

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