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    Oh No! Don't know what to do now.

    This is a discussion on Oh No! Don't know what to do now. within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; After two months of waiting, my invitation has finally turned up. If they had been quick of the mark I ...

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      Oh No! Don't know what to do now.

      After two months of waiting, my invitation has finally turned up.

      If they had been quick of the mark I would have signed up like a shot.

      But now they they have tallied I have discovered that

      (i) I will have to purchase a seperate newsgroup feed on top
      (ii) I will have to go for a stand alone web/mail/domain hosting to give me some web space and provide an email facility that meets with my satisfaction.
      (iii) Have had chance to read the some of the horrific installation and support stories.

      If it weren't for (iii) I would sign up. Still saves me about 150 per yer and I quite fancy having my own domain and fully featured web hosting.

      But with (iii) I'm worried that I would be giving up a very good service (Nildram) to join a nightmare.

      Any good stories out there.

      Cheers,

      Nigel


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      Nothing I can help with at the mo as still not connected but am sure someone on here may be able to help you decide either way.

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      re: But with (iii) I'm worried that I would be giving up a very good service (Nildram) to join a nightmare.

      my answer to this is if your service works then it is better than nildram. there are more than a few people having problems with the netgear router - if you have one already then go for it.

      re: (i) I will have to purchase a seperate newsgroup feed on top

      you can buy one of these for about $20 per year (depending on your downloads)

      re: (ii) I will have to go for a stand alone web/mail/domain hosting to give me some web space and provide an email facility that meets with my satisfaction.

      there is nothing wrong with sky email if you need web space there are plenty of free ones out there if you don't want to pay
      Last edited by dingdong; 13-09-06 at 09:17 PM.

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      can i have your invitation if you don't?

      Give it a go you have 8 days to cancel if you aint happy, and not everyone is having problems.




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      @dingdong

      Very good answer there
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      dingdong ....

      I agree that the Sky eMail offering is perfectly respectful - I just have some specific wants (that I have grown used to with Nildram) that I would like to continue with, namely

      (a) Virus and Spam filtering done centrally before it even gets to me

      (b) Unlimited eMail addresses (courtesy of a sub-domain with Nildram)

      The web space isn't a big issue to me - I don't use it much but its nice to tinker with now and again.

      We need 4 eMails (me, wife and two children) - I'm worried what will happen when the children's emails gets compromised. It has happened before when on Nildram - the children sign up to seemingly innocent children's websites like neopets or cartoon network and within no time they are recieving emails with offers of enhancing pharmaceuticals and worse. In this cases I simply closed their email accounts and created new ones. On the other hand if their Sky email became compromised we would be stuck.

      So, nothing wrong with Sky's email offering - just not right for me.

      Cheers,

      Nigel

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      i may be wrong , but can't you get 4 emails with sky

      a virus checker would be handy at sky's end but not essential if you have your own and keep it up to date.

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      dingdong ....

      Yes you can ... but the point I was making is that I need 4 emails (me, wife and two children).

      But if one or more of the email addresses gets compromised (especially if it is one of the children's) then I am stuffed because I can't simply create another for them.

      Cheers,

      Nigel

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      Nigel maybe looking in the email tread will give you some ideas like finding an alternative to the SkyBB one or maybe a gmail account for each of you, I have a my own domain and I use gmail as well so if you need any of them I can give you as many as you want just PM me.
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      Wheelie

      Thanks for the advice - I'm pretty much aware of most of the options and I'm happy with the hosted domain.

      Adding the 3rd party news and mail/web hosting is additional cost so makes Sky look less attractive but it is still a large annual saving over my current service.

      I guess my main concern is about the horror stories ...

      bad support
      missed activation dates
      missing routers
      poor speeds

      especially as I would be migrating from a very good (but more expensive) service.

      Cheers,

      Nigel

     

     
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