10-09-2017 09:15 PM
VF appear to be saying that email is a free service and not part of our contracts with them. When many of us joined Paradise, email was the only service available and we paid only for that service. Later we were forced to stay with Telstraclear and then Vodafone to continue to use this email service when the companies were taken over by the new owners. Why is VF now saying that the email service is free and outside of any contract.
11-09-2017 03:34 AM
OK, I've found out how to do it. It's complicated and was difficult for me (I'm 82 years old and could do without all this hassle). What I've done is set up a gmail IMAP account in my Windows Live Mail. Then, to my astonishment all my Gmail labels I'd set up appeared in the same panel as my Windows Live Mail folders. I was then able to drag emails from my Windows Live Mail folders onto the Gmail labels. They then uploaded to Gmail. In Gmail itself I had to make sure IMAP was enabled which it was. I haven't discovered yet how to get my contacts into Gmail, but that's less of a problem as I don't have that many of them so I could always type them into Gmail. Thank you for trying to help me. I hope this may help someone else who is struggling with a computer based email client.
11-09-2017 06:46 AM - edited 11-09-2017 06:48 AM
Go to Windows Live Mail (WLM)
Up the top on the main ribbon theres an option to EXPORT.
Chose CSV file.
Save this to your computer.
Open Gmail on your browser- Not WLM. Need to be done through browser
Go to your Gmail Contacts (accesss from Gmail icon - left side-above the Compose button-theres a drop down option.)
Contacts will open in new window
Theres two versions of Contacts - New and Old
For New version:
Click on More (about half way done on left side)
If may tell you to go to the Old version of Contacts - Choose this. Can switch again once completed.
Go Import Contacts (again left side)
Browse to where you saved the CSV file and import them
You will need to check details of the contacts but I found that mine imported fine
For Old version: choose Import Contacts
Choose CSV file
To go back to newer version of Contacts choose Try Contacts Preview
When you switch back to the newer version (if you do) it might tell you, you have duplicates. I think it gives an option of merging them.
11-09-2017 07:20 AM
Windows Live Mail (WLM) can be used to send and receive your Gmails BUT it will NOT work with Outlook (or Hotmail) anymore.
Microsoft killed that off last year.
You can set your Gmail account in WLM by going to your Email Accounts
(top theres a icon that looks like a small book? with a dropdown arrow head - top left)
Click on that drops a window down then Options->Email Accounts
This will list your accounts. One will be listed as the Default. You can change the Clearnet (or what ever) from default and make the Gmail one the default.
At some poiunt you will also need to stop Clearnet account from syncing and receiving mail (after Nov).
Double click the Clearnet account and uncheck the box that says "Include this account when receiving mail or synchonzing"
You can do the same with the Gmail account BUT check the box so it does receive and sunc.
If you add new folders in Gmail via the browser to update them in WLM
On the left side where it shows your Gmail account. Highlight the Gmail account and RIGHT CLICK on the mouse.
This will open a small window and one option is "Download All Folders"
I have found that sometimes I hav added a folder in Gmail BUT it doesnt appear (for some resason) in WLM.
This way will bring those folders in.
Any emails you have in WLM should remain on your computer and you can sync them to Gmail in the way you have discriped.
BUT you should alos back those emails up to a safe place on your computer. (in case something ever gos wrong- you can restoire them)
Click on the book icon (top left) choose Export Mail -> Email messages.
Choose Microsoft Windows Live Mail - then Next
Choose an folder on your compute to save these emails to. (I set up a folder called Saved Emails and folders within that labelled the date)
Once you have a folder assigned just follow the prompts. I save All emails when it asks.
It will then save and backup all your emails to the assigned folder for safe keeping
11-09-2017 09:13 AM
Thank you. I have managed to set up a Gmail account in my Windows Live Mail. As for backing up, I have always backed up my emails every week. I have my computer set to back up all my data and emails automatically. I've had a few computer disasters in my time so those backups have been very useful.
11-09-2017 10:53 AM
We have our own domain name, reigistered through Vodafone, and we have our own personalised email addresses but those email addresses are acutally link to the email addresses of vodafone.co.nz (which you advised will be closed). Will the closure of vodaone email services affect us? Since our domain name is with Vodafone, can Vodafone help us set up personalised email services which will not be affected by the closure? We will need to have access to the email portal to the email server because we need the emails be stored on the server for, say, 10 days? We have an easy office package with Vodafone.
We are reluctant to transfer email services to Google or Outlook.
11-09-2017 11:19 AM
Thanks for the post - I will look into that and advise asap.
11-09-2017 11:39 AM
For customers with their own personalised domains like you and hosted email and/or websites, you will not be impacted at this stage. We are working on a solution to migrate these services to a new platform while ensuring business continuity for you. We will be in touch with you in the future to explain what this will look like.
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