Vodafone announced Friday that they’re ending their email services. This came after months of struggles with spam and email delays which they were unable to resolve. It means between 200,000 – 250,000 users will need to set up an email account with another provider by 30 November.
So if you’re one of them, you might be wondering what your next best course of action is. It might not be something you’ve had to worry about for a long time, particularly if you were on one of those old former ISP services.
Some of the options being bandied about include free services such as Gmail. These could be either an @gmail.com address, or one that uses your own web domain if you have one. The interface is all fairly straightforward, and Gmail offers a lot of great tools.
But if you want to keep your emails hosted here in New Zealand, we reckon our CloudMail service could be the one for you. And we’ll hold your hand to get the whole thing set up and sorted.
Our CloudMail email service is New Zealand-based, offering all the important bits you need
- Access via a web browser or apps for desktop and mobile.
- All your emails are stored right here in New Zealand. They’re in our secure data centres in Auckland and Christchurch. If either data centre is out of action for any reason, the other takes over. Plus you won’t face any issues of data sovereignty.
- Data backed up to disk and tape. We keep monthly backups offsite indefinitely.
- Email, calendars, contacts and more.
Plus: CloudMail helps you stay safe online
CloudMail uses MailProtect, software which filters out anything it identifies as spam, viruses or spoofed emails.
It also automatically checks every link in your emails and stops you from reaching unsafe website.
- Scans your incoming emails for links.
- Rewrites the links to redirect to a secure scanning website.
- When you click the link, MailProtect takes you to an interim web page as it goes on ahead and checks the original link for malicious content.
- If the link is safe, MailProtect passes you through to the website automatically. If it contains known malicious content, it’s blocked.