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What is going on over at Grapevine?

By Pots - 1 August 2012 7

Email at Grapevine has been down all afternoon and evening. I think the same thing happened just a couple of weeks ago and I feel like it’s been a pretty regular feature over the last couple of years (although with much shorter blackouts).

Anyone know what’s happening?

Should I give up and go to bed?

Does it matter – is facebook/skype/etc going to kill email anyway?

Frustrated.

What’s Your opinion?


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What is going on over at Grapevine?
zllauh 4:12 pm 02 Dec 14

And now i guess grapevine has been bought by IINET, Is there any other local isp left ? Possibly Netspeed but the wait period on the phone is way too high !

Where are all the local isp of canberra gone !

Jivrashia 11:20 pm 01 Aug 12

johnboy said :

web based email might well kill user level smtp and pop however.

What’s that white thing in the sky called again….?

(yes, another nerd joke)

dungfungus 9:37 pm 01 Aug 12

The frosty nights are giving the grapevine in my backyard a hard time too. At the same time the bigpond out the front has frozen over.
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arescarti42 5:37 pm 01 Aug 12

Use some sort of webmail account. I access Gmail multiple times a day, and have done so daily for about the last 7 years. There has never been a time when I haven’t been able to access it when I’ve tried.

It also means you can change ISPs without losing your email address.

Social media and Skype serve a different purpose to email, it isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

p1 4:13 pm 01 Aug 12

johnboy said :

web based email might well kill user level smtp and pop however.

Interesting you say that. I haven’t actually log into my hotmail or gmail through their web interfaces for years, both are set up in my phone…

johnboy 4:10 pm 01 Aug 12

web based email might well kill user level smtp and pop however.

shirty_bear 4:10 pm 01 Aug 12

No idea what’s going on at Grapevine … probably more of a whirlpool thing.
Yes, you should give up and go to bed.
No, social media and skype will not kill e-mail.

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