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cbee
14-12-2006, 10:07 PM
Been looking at changing to Xnet from Xtra Go Large (I bet you can guess why) and was wondering how many email addresses come with their plans. Couldn't find them listed with the broadband plans yet there are ones on the dialup plans.

The five addresses listed with the dialup plans look like they are aliases with only one mailbox just like you get on the xtra plans. If you want a second mailbox on xtra you have to pay extra for it ($3.50 if think). Sharing a mailbox really isn't an option with two users with a computer each.

Thanks.

bob_doe_nz
14-12-2006, 10:20 PM
I think you can about five for free I THINK.

Jen
14-12-2006, 10:20 PM
You can find all their details here (http://www.xnet.co.nz/internet/benefits.shtml) :)

cbee
14-12-2006, 10:49 PM
Thanks guys.

Don't know how I missed that Jen.

Quote from Xnet page :
"Up to five email aliases
With Xnet you can have up to 5 Email addresses coming to the same mailbox. So if you are a family or even a small business everyone can have their own email address. Or you could have multiple email identities for yourself, use one for formal emails and one using a nickname for emails with friends. You can create your own aliases and send from these addresses! See 'your account' for more details."

Still reads like one mailbox with five aliases.

Might have to ring them to be 100% sure.

pctek
15-12-2006, 08:02 AM
Been looking at changing to Xnet from Xtra Go Large (I bet you can guess why) and was wondering how many email addresses come with their plans.

The five addresses listed with the dialup plans look like they are aliases with only one mailbox just like you get on the xtra plans.

You can have a completely separate one. My brother and father share an Xnet connection, my father has his own email - not an alias of my brothers.

FoxyMX
15-12-2006, 09:37 AM
Why don't you and the other computer users sign up for a Gmail account or a free account with Orcon (http://www.orcon.net.nz/email/)? That way you get to keep the same email address regardless of what ISP you are using and you won't have the bother of having to notify people if and when you do change providers.

cbee
15-12-2006, 09:28 PM
Thanks pctek. I was hoping for an answer from someone with actual experience with Xnet.

Good suggestion FoxyMX. I've looked at the free Orcon account but hadn't really considered it. I already have a Gmail account which I haven't used. Checked it a while back and it was full of spam and I haven't even sent any email from it!

pctek
15-12-2006, 10:18 PM
Why don't you and the other computer users sign up for a Gmail account or a free account with Orcon (http://www.orcon.net.nz/email/)?

Thats fine but sometimes the person isn't bothered about retaining an old email address - just wanting 2 separate email accounts with the new provider rather than just one.