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Vodafone Email – Vodafone NZ phasing out their email services

UPDATE: Since we originally wrote this article, Vodafone are extending the phase out to other email addresses as well. Vodafone is phasing out their email services. Vodafone say that they are not able to provide the level of service that customers require for an email service The email services that will be phased out will […]

Spark / Xtra / Yahoo email problems, when sending via their SMTP server.

There are reports that Spark / Xtra / Yahoos email system is currently blocking authenticated third party email addresses, from sending via their SMTP server. This problem is apparently causing emails sent via Spark / Xtra /Yahoos SMTP server, to bounce back with the following error 550 5.7.1 You are not authorized to send as […]

Clarification about our support for third party Email Software

Approximately 50% of all support requests we get are regarding email. The vast majority of these are to do with clients own third party email software such as Outlook, and the problems they are having with it. We have never officially provided support for the third party email software that clients have installed on their […]

Best NZ Web Hosting – You get what you pay for…

In recent weeks we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of  new potential web hosting clients contacting us,  looking for a new NZ based web hosting provider, and wanting to find the Best NZ Web Hosting for their website and email. The types of people contacting us mainly fall into one main category. […]

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Kiwi Onlines Email and Web Hosting services closing down

As you may have heard in the media, the ISP Kiwi Online has announced that they are closing down on the 30th of April 2014. As a result they will be ceasing all email and web hosting services. They have written to all their customers explaining that customers will need to find a new supplier […]

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Happy New Year…New Years Resolutions…

We would like to wish all our clients a very Happy New Year, and hope you all had a great Christmas break. The year has gotten off to a busy start, and it is no more busy than for Telecom NZ (which they subcontract out to YahooXtra), whose email service appears to have been hacked […]

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Email Performance and Future Upgrades

Email is a service that has become so ubiquitous in daily life that it is rarely given a second thought. That is, until it stops working. Unfortunately, on November 12th this year, that’s exactly what happened for a number of Lounge Network email users, who were hosted on the Auckland based email cluster. All Web […]

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Top 10 Reasons why NZ Business’s need to stop using free ISP email addresses – UPDATED

We continue to be astounded by the number of New Zealand businesses of all types and sizes, that continue to use the free email addresses that their Internet Service Provider (ISP) gave them. These are the free email accounts that ISPs give their customers when they signup to a new internet connection, and the free […]

Top 3 Password Managers for NZ Businesses

Passwords are one of the most frustrating things when using the internet. You seem to need a different username and password for almost every website you use. Not only that, but the passwords need to be made up of a combination or numbers, characters, which make them almost impossible to remember. But don’t worry, there […]