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    Sky broadband customers blindsided by SMTP switch-off

    This is a discussion on Sky broadband customers blindsided by SMTP switch-off within the Website news forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Google mail outsourcing deal deadline bites By Chris Williams Sky broadband customer have been caught on the hop this week ...

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      Sky broadband customers blindsided by SMTP switch-off

      Google mail outsourcing deal deadline bites
      By Chris Williams

      Sky broadband customer have been caught on the hop this week as the firm switched off its in-house SMTP servers and completed outsourcing its email provision to Google.

      Despite warnings many were unprepared for the deadline, which means they need to update their desktop email programme settings to send and receive new messages. Over the weekend Sky finally mothballed its own system.

      Reg reader Richard said: "I think this is going to catch a *lot* of people out, as the Sky registration letter with these login details on didn't say what the details were for, so I suspect a lot of people will have binned that letter many months before."

      The deal was originally announced back at the end of 2006 and migration to the new platform has been going on for several months, not without hitches. Sky's hope that customers wouldn't need to change settings manually proved over-optimistic.

      Anyone having trouble could do a lot worse than head down to Skyuser. there's an official guide here (pdf).

      Original Article here Sky broadband customers blindsided by SMTP switch-off | The Register


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      Re: Sky broadband customers blindsided by SMTP switch-off

      Is using Googemail just as secure as inhouse smtp servers. what's the chances of hackers targeting googlemail in the sameway hackers try to breach other large company sites such as M'soft

     

     

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