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# 77664 19-Feb-2011 19:45
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I'm looking for a New Zealand ISP that has @xxx.com or .net or anything else, but not with .nz in there. Does this exist? A throwaway address such as gmail or hotmail won't work as I need an actual ISP address, thanks.




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  # 441520 19-Feb-2011 20:14
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Dare I ask what you are attempting to accomplish...

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  # 441521 19-Feb-2011 20:14
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Sign up for a domain name i.e. http://www.domains4less.co.nz/ $20 a year... then use google apps for your email. Google apps is free :)

Then you can pick whatever email address you want (well thats available).

Nevermind, re-read your post. :)



 
 
 
 


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  # 441531 19-Feb-2011 20:51
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No, you could still use a domain you guy and host with google apps.
Ie, go register blah.com and use email@blah.com

Unless they're specifically checking your MX records, they probably won't notice.



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  # 441550 19-Feb-2011 22:58
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snnet: Dare I ask what you are attempting to accomplish...


Oh nothing illegal...someone in another country who owes me a considerable amount of money, and knows I live in NZ, is ignoring me...or dead, but any address I send from comes back with various messages. Sometimes full, sometimes rejected, can't remember others.

So if I can send from a non-nz looking address and msgtag it, I can at least see if it's being opened.

Getting my own address is a good idea and something I hadn't thought of.

kyhwana2: Unless they're specifically checking your MX records, they probably won't notice.


I'm assuming that using these records they could see that I'm in NZ? Hm. I know they're fairly tech savvy but I don't know to what extent. If there isn't a non @nz isp here, I could maybe try and convince my mom to let me use hers lol

Thanks for the advice, will look into it :)




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  # 441551 19-Feb-2011 23:01
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Oh, I see. Well, good luck with that. You know decent mailers will let you read and then not set a return receipt, right? Even sticking an image that is on server you control won't help, as most mailers block remote images by default these days.

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  # 441554 19-Feb-2011 23:25
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oh dear good luck! a phone number might help?




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  # 441560 19-Feb-2011 23:58
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Well, if you buy the domain and use google apps to host e-mail and send the e-mail from within google's webmail service your IP address is not given in the headers on the outgoing mail - last time I tried to trace back some serial spammers anyway. Of course google would retain the information, they just don't seem to put it in the headers.

 
 
 
 


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  # 444818 2-Mar-2011 15:13
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Have you considered looking at someone to provide you with a VPN ?   That way you sign up with any NZ provider, then set up a VPN, to a provider in another country, and get the IP from that provider routed to your connection ?   Save for latency, you become indistinguishable from a customer of that country (and there are security and anonymity benefits as well).

Ofcourse, this is an additional cost, and it means that while the VPN is active, all your internet will go through it (Unless you do fancy routing tricks).  This could cause you issues with sending email, and will slow down your Internet experience.

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  # 445100 3-Mar-2011 11:01
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Sign up to google apps free get a domain for $10us a year, they have .com .net .biz than you can reg.
This links it directly into gmail so very little setup and can have it running in little more than 10 mins.
 

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  # 450525 21-Mar-2011 21:58
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Dreamy:
snnet: Dare I ask what you are attempting to accomplish...


Oh nothing illegal...someone in another country who owes me a considerable amount of money, and knows I live in NZ, is ignoring me...or dead, but any address I send from comes back with various messages. Sometimes full, sometimes rejected, can't remember others.

So if I can send from a non-nz looking address and msgtag it, I can at least see if it's being opened.

Getting my own address is a good idea and something I hadn't thought of.
 

Somebody overseas owes you a lot of money....  I have to ask, are they Nigerian? ;-)

Anyway, don't buy from a NZ registrar. Go for any overseas one which is reputable. 

You should be even able to buy it right from within the google app's page:

https://www.google.com/a/cpanel/domain/new

Dreamy: 
kyhwana2: Unless they're specifically checking your MX records, they probably won't notice.


I'm assuming that using these records they could see that I'm in NZ? Hm. I know they're fairly tech savvy but I don't know to what extent. If there isn't a non @nz isp here, I could maybe try and convince my mom to let me use hers lol

Thanks for the advice, will look into it :)


nah, you'll be fine. Just do what I and others suggested.




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