How to Set Up Xtra Email for the First Time

Use the Spark Broadband Assistant to automatically set up your xtra email account on your computer.

Click on one of the tabs below for manual instructions.

If you already have your Xtra email set up and just need to check the settings, see Xtra or Domain Email Settings for more information.

Want to sign up for a new email @xtra.co.nz email address? Check out Setup your Xtra email.

Email Application

Select your email application below, then use the appropriate settings on the Email Settings tab to complete the setup.

If you have an email address other than user@xtra.co.nz (e.g. username@gmail.com or user@anotherisp.co.nz) and want to send your emails using Spark's outgoing server, follow the instructions for Set Up a Third Party Email.

ImageNot sure of the email application you are using?
Check the icon you click on to open it. The name should be displayed there. If your email application is not listed below, information should be available on its' website.

* Spark Broadband Assistant compatible

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Mobile Device

Choose from the list below the make and select the model of your phone.

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Check your Mobile Phone Userguide to find out what your make and model is.

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Make Model
Apple iPhone (iOS5)
Blackberry Bold 9000, Curve 9300, Curve 9360, Torch 9800
Garmin Asus A10
HTC Sensation, Snap, Touch 2, Touch Pro2, Wildfire
Huawei  Ascend G600
LG C900K, GC900F, GM310F, GR500F, GU290F, GW620, P500 Optimus One
Motorola Backflip MB300, Defy, Defy XT, Defy Mini, Flipout MB511, Fire, Milestone, Xoom
Nokia 2730, 3710 Fold, 5230, 6700, 6720, C2-01, C5-00, C5-03, E5-00, E71, E72, E75
Palm Palm Treo Pro
Samsung C5220, F480, Galaxy 550 (i5503T), Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy S i9000T, Galaxy S II, Galaxy SIII, GT-E3210B, S3370B Acton, S5510T, S5511, S5603T, S6700, S8300
Sony Ericsson J108a, C510, Naite J105a, Satio U1a, Vivaz U5a, W508a, W705a, W995a, Xperia Active, Xperia Play, Xperia X10 U20a Mini Pro, Xperia X10a
Telecom Huawei X1, R22, R100, R101, R109, R54, R1, R90, U3100, V9 Tablet

Webmail (View Online)

You can view your emails online by browsing the Yahoo Xtra website.

If you have an xtra email account you have unlimited mail storage, you can send and receive emails up to 25MB. 

ImageUsing Webmail for the first time?
Register your xtra email account so you can start using all the features of Webmail.


 

Spark Email Settings


POP3 email settings with SSL

These are the standard settings used by most mail clients. Note that Windows 8 Mail does not support POP3.

Incoming Mail Server: pop3.xtra.co.nz
Uses SSL
Port: 995
Username: Your full email address without @xtra.co.nz
(e.g. joe.bloggs not joe.bloggs@xtra.co.nz)

Outgoing mail server: send.xtra.co.nz
Uses SSL
Port: 465
Outgoing server requires authentication

IMAP email settings

If you wish to use IMAP settings, you may use the settings below. However, we recommend using webmail or the standard POP3 settings above. We are not able to provide any IMAP support beyond providing the basic settings.

Incoming Mail Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
Uses SSL
Port: 993
Username: Your full email address with @xtra.co.nz
(e.g. joe.bloggs@xtra.co.nz)

Outgoing mail server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
Uses SSL
Port: 465 or 587
Outgoing server requires authentication



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