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    This is a discussion on Important changes from Sky within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Just had this email through. When we need to make changes we like to give you as much notice as ...

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      Important changes from Sky

      Just had this email through.

      When we need to make changes we like to give you as much notice as possible. In April 2013, we'll be moving your Sky Email service to Sky Yahoo! Mail. But don't worry, your email address will stay the same and we'll take care of moving your mail, contacts and calendar appointments across.
      What do I need to do?

      First of all, you need agree to the new Sky Yahoo! Mail Terms and Conditions and to Yahoo!'s Privacy Policy and Cookies Notice and you may need to provide some new details. You can do that by clicking on click now to agree.

      What happens next?

      Once you've signed up to Sky Yahoo! Mail, you can continue to use your existing Sky Email as normal. In April 2013 the service will automatically switch over and you'll be able to sign in using your usual details.

      If you don't agree to the new Sky Yahoo! Mail Terms and Conditions and the Sky Yahoo! Mail Privacy Policy and Cookies Notice, you can continue to use Sky Email as normal only until April 2013, when you'll no longer be able to access your Sky Email account. Our FAQs will give you some help on how you can move your emails to an alternative account.

      We are making some changes to your Sky Broadband contract, but your Sky Broadband service will not otherwise be affected.

      Do you access Sky Email through a desktop application using IMAP?

      If you access your emails on a desktop application such as Outlook using IMAP, you may need to change your settings. If you need help doing this, visit our FAQs page.
      Some important points to be aware of

      Sky will continue to protect and use your personal information in the way described in our Privacy and Cookies Notice. Your Sky marketing preferences will also stay the same, whether or not you choose to make the move with us to Sky Yahoo! Mail.

      In order to provide the new Sky Yahoo! Mail service, we'll need to share some of your details with Yahoo! Yahoo! will use your information in the way described in the Yahoo! Privacy Policy and Cookies Notice, plus, to deliver certain product features, relevant advertising and to provide you with security features, Yahoo!'s automated system will scan anonymised data. You can find out more about this here.

      At the moment, the Terms and Conditions that relate to your existing Sky Email Account are included in your Sky Broadband Contract. From April 2013, Sky Email will no longer be covered by your Sky Broadband Contract. Instead the Sky Yahoo! Mail service will be covered by a new, separate set of Terms and Conditions. Full details about what's changing and your options can be found at the end of this email.

      If you're not a Sky Broadband customer, at the moment, the Sky Tools Terms of Use apply to your Sky Email Account. From April 2013 when we move the Sky Email service to Sky Yahoo! Mail, the new Sky Yahoo! Mail service Terms and Conditions will apply. More information can be found at the end of this email.

      We'll be in touch again in February with some more information about the new Sky Yahoo! Mail service to ensure you're ready for when we switch in April.
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      Re: Important changes from Sky

      not sure about this. i like gmail

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      Re: Important changes from Sky

      Quote Originally Posted by andrewjr View Post
      not sure about this. i like gmail
      Same here.

      If it works ok with my browser i'll be giving yahoo a go, but if i don't like it, it's off to gmail for new addresses & all that entails.

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      Re: Important changes from Sky

      Yahoo mail is rcap!
      I run several Yahoo groups and yapoo mail users are always getting hacked and spammed.

      Gmail is far better - I think perhaps they have fallen out with gmail over something.

      Just glad I do not use the sky mail for anything.

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      Re: Important changes from Sky

      Quote Originally Posted by mattylad View Post
      I run several Yahoo groups and yapoo mail users are always getting hacked and spammed.
      Something to look forward to then!

      I'm guessing Yahoo is willing to provide service to Sky for less cost than Google...
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      Re: Important changes from Sky

      I'm guessing Yahoo is willing to provide service to Sky for less cost than Google...
      I would not be surprised if Yahoo were paying Sky to take over the service. It gives them access to a huge number of names which will no doubt improve their advertising prospects.
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      Re: Important changes from Sky

      Later in the email it states:

      "What will change?
      How long you can keep your account
      You will be able to continue to use your Sky Yahoo! Mail account for as long as your account remains active, even if you end your Sky Broadband subscription. (Currently, access to your Sky Email account ends one month after your Sky Broadband subscription contract ends.)
      For your Sky Yahoo! Mail account to remain active, you must use it at least once in any 180 day period. If your account is inactive for more than 180 days we reserve the right to close your Sky Yahoo! Mail account and you will no longer be able to access your emails or any other data stored in it."
      (my bold)

      But I am still using my sky email address and it's well over 2 years since that broadband contract ended and I also remember it stating Sky email was for life so they must have changed the terms at some time without informing me.

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      Re: Important changes from Sky

      They can shove yahoo

      Its $5 a user a month for google or $50 a year
      Though ofc sky may have negotiated better rates with google

      Yahoo will be free

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      Re: Important changes from Sky

      I can't understand all this dislike for Yahoo email.

      I have helped run a number of Yahoo groups myself in the past. As the groups were private, not public, it was hard for the addresses to be harvested. It is possible to harvest the user IDs and therefor work out the Yahoo email address on the public yahoo groups though. There are also plenty who insist on posting the email addresses.

      Recently I have been getting spam from a few sources. One is an old email address which I think was harvested because some fool forwarded one of those joke emails with 100s of other emails included and it was copied to dozens of others at the same time. Why are people so stupid?

      Another issue is people who get a spam email then go ahead and click the link/s. This infects their computer and the next thing their whole address book gets harvested and used for more spam.

      Everyone who connects to the Internet should be legally obliged to install suitable software on all their devices to stop viruses, trojans, malware and any other nasty that happens to be circulating the Internet.

      It would also be useful if more people could be encouraged to put their brains in gear before clicking links all the time.

      As for receiving spam. One set of messages were coming from a particular friend via her Hotmail account to my hotmail email address. This was resolved by scanning her PC for malware (found & removed) and changing her email address' password. I'm receiving the same spam from others who still haven't sorted their computers out. Sadly they are now on my 'blocked' list.

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      Re: Important changes from Sky

      Quote Originally Posted by moleman View Post
      (Currently, access to your Sky Email account ends one month after your Sky Broadband subscription contract ends.)
      It seems that have moved the goal posts with this as it has been "Sky email is for life" although they have shut this webpage down. I should imagine there could be quite a few people who are not with Sky that suddenly find their accounts shut down.

     

     
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