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    GMail, Internet and Sky Broadband

    This is a discussion on GMail, Internet and Sky Broadband within the Asking for help forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; I was woundering if you guys can help. I have just migrated over to Sky Max from Pipex. I have ...

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      GMail, Internet and Sky Broadband

      I was woundering if you guys can help.
      I have just migrated over to Sky Max from Pipex. I have a couple of issues.

      I download my emails from GMail to Outlook. This worked fine on Pipex. Now I am on Sky I cannot download the emails to Outlook. I get a error message of Request timed out. I have not changed any of the settings on my Outlook or GMail. Can any one advise as what to try to get it working again.

      Secondly. When I surf the web it takes for ever to get the web pages to change. It is like using dial up again. I have IE7 installed had no problems on Pipex with a 2meg link.
      Here is my connection stats details
      ADSL Link Connection Speed Line Attenuation Noise Margin
      Downstream 15323 kbps 24.5 db 10.1 db
      Upstream 764 kbps 13.6 db 12.0 db

      Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom.


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      Re: GMail, Internet and Sky Broadband

      Welcome Wymkof.

      Quote Originally Posted by wymkof View Post
      Secondly. When I surf the web it takes for ever to get the web pages to change. Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom.

      There has been discussion on this issue recently.
      Some say that Sky and IE7 are incompatible.
      Others just hate IE7.
      Also reports that Sky do not approve of IE7.
      Try using Firefox or IE6 and see if that solves your browsing problem.
      Post again and let us know.

      Hopefully one of the techie experts will post about the Outlook issue.
      In the meantime check out this section:
      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-email-portal-log/


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      Re: GMail, Internet and Sky Broadband

      Thanks will try Fire fox tonight will post results.

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      Re: GMail, Internet and Sky Broadband

      Emails from GMail to Outlook work just fine for me on my connection.

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      Re: GMail, Internet and Sky Broadband

      Emails from Gmail downloaded to Outlook work fine for me. Also IE7 works OK.

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      Re: GMail, Internet and Sky Broadband

      No probs her, I download, email from sky, gmail and also hotmail and from zen Horde server from work via microsoft outlook and outlook express. The timeout session for email is probably linked to the flaky internet connection
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      Re: GMail, Internet and Sky Broadband

      Try changing your DNS settings, if you search on here you'll find how to do it.
      I know its solved a few problems for a few people.

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      Re: GMail, Internet and Sky Broadband

      Wymkof. Are you using McAfee?
      That seems to cause all sorts of problems too.

      If you search the site from the home page for “Outlook”
      you will find lots of posts with Outlook problems
      and possible solutions.
      The search box is on the left just under the Sky square ad.



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      Re: GMail, Internet and Sky Broadband

      Given that sky provide IE7 on the CD with the router I seriously doubt their is any incompatibility between them!
      Probably just a misconfigured firewall or something!

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      Re: GMail, Internet and Sky Broadband

      I use IE7 no problems on Sky whatsoever

      Some stats of browsers that visit this site

      Internet Explorer 7.0 (16.66%) - 35070
      Internet Explorer 6.0 (15.07%) - 31736
      Firefox 2.0 (15.11%) - 31819
      Firefox 1.5 (14%) - 29479

      Considering most of the visitors here are from a Sky connection, I think we can rule out IE7 been a problem.
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