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    Get mail from other accounts

    This is a discussion on Get mail from other accounts within the Sky Email and Portal Log-in forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I've already got a Gmail account so I tried to consolidate email from my sky.com account into it using the ...

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      Get mail from other accounts

      I've already got a Gmail account so I tried to consolidate email from my sky.com account into it using the "Get mail from other accounts" feature in the Accounts Settings of my Gmail account. But it doesn't seem to work. Has anyone else got this working?

      Why would I do this? Just to avoid having to check multiple email accounts. You give the sky.com email a label so that you can easily identify that it comes via sky.com.


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      Re: Get mail from other accounts

      Sky email seems to have numerous bugs at the moment, many could just be down to mx records updating. If I were you, I would give it 48 hours, and hopefully a few issues would be ironed out.

      For the next couple of days, just check both inboxes.

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      Re: Get mail from other accounts

      I have been using this since I joined Sky. I have Google poll all of my other accounts (now just limited to Sky)

      It worked fine under the old sky mail system, but I have not tried it under the new sky/google system as it was just as easy to log into sky settings and set the mail to forward to my proper google account.

      However, to pick up mail from the sky/google mail the settings would be:

      Username: username@sky.com

      Password: yourpassword

      POP Server: pop.tools.sky.com

      Port: 995

      tick Always use a secure connection (SSL)

      remember that you need to activate POP access under your new sky/googlemail account first.

      Update: I just tested this on my account and it worked properly.

      Last edited by the_sky_goat; 07-11-07 at 10:32 AM. Reason: tested my settings
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      Re: Get mail from other accounts

      I have tried these settings as you've mentioned and my gmail still won't add the sky account.

      I think its something to do with my sky email addres having a (dot) in it.

      My sky address is firstname.lastname@sky.com and it won't allow me to add to my gmail account.

      There is something i've seen about Gmail having (dot) blindness! Anyone got this to work with (dot) in their email address?

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      Re: Get mail from other accounts

      You could have sky forward all your email on to your gmail account, which is what I do. It amounts to the same thing.

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      Re: Get mail from other accounts

      My main gmail account has a dot in it, works fine and has done since Gmail first launched.

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      Re: Get mail from other accounts

      my gmail address is username@gmail.com
      my sky address is user.name@sky.com

      so the problem is when adding my sky address as another account in gmail. it won't authorise the username and password because of the dot in my sky address.

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      Re: Get mail from other accounts

      I also have a user.name@sky.com and I cannot add it to my gmail account using the normal settings. However, I tried the old settings and it works. That is, mail.sky.com and user.name without the @sky.

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      Re: Get mail from other accounts

      yeah thats worked fine. and allowed me to add the account. but it won't pull in any new mails! lol, i'll get there in the end!

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      Re: Get mail from other accounts

      Quote Originally Posted by 4square View Post
      I also have a user.name@sky.com and I cannot add it to my gmail account using the normal settings. However, I tried the old settings and it works. That is, mail.sky.com and user.name without the @sky.
      Just added mine fine and I have a xxx.xxx@sky.com user name. Emails are being pulled across as normal.

     

     
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