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    Gmail and Sky email address problem

    This is a discussion on Gmail and Sky email address problem within the Sky Email and Portal Log-in forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Anyone else had the same problem if they have a gmail account (gmail.com or googlemail.com) with the same prefix as ...

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      Gmail and Sky email address problem

      Anyone else had the same problem if they have a gmail account (gmail.com or googlemail.com) with the same prefix as a Sky account (sky.com).

      If you add the server details to a third party email program as per the instructions in Skys email - and then when you do a Send/Receive check on the email program and do this to the Sky account, you get all the emails from the gmail.com account as well.

      I've had gmail for a while so I know the settings and all these are correct so no idea what is going on with the new email portal.

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      Re: Gmail and Sky email address problem

      I have a gmail and sky account set up on the same client and they do not conflict.

      Are you sure your client isn't just polling both accounts?
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      Re: Gmail and Sky email address problem

      I too have this SAME problem. Changed the sky authentication and port numbers today and low and behold it starts downloading the 100's of pictures I have stored on my GMAIL account. How funny, I would try and change the forwarding on the sky.com/tools page but it seems to be timming out before the page loads Good old sky
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      Re: Gmail and Sky email address problem

      Well something can't be right there, otherwise joebloggs@sky.com would be getting jobloggs@gmail.com's email every send/receive...

      I have a myname@sky.com, samename@gmail.com and samename@googleappsdomain.com on the same client (just for testing, normally I only have one) and I am not getting any errors, duplications, or re-downloading/cross-downloading of mails.

      It is something I would be very concerned about...

      Tell me - are the passwords for these accounts also the same?
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      Re: Gmail and Sky email address problem

      Mine are. The REALLY strange thing is now when I check my sky emails it shows the outlook user/password box as though the user or password is wrong. I know that its not. So to recap I changed the login by adding @sky.com and then change the requires authentication stuff and port numbers, it then retrived my GMAIL mails. I then went to check my emails a few hours later WITHOUT changing ANY settings in outlook Express, and it asked for the username/password. I a good job that it's my least used account.
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