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    RIP Sky

    This is a discussion on RIP Sky within the Sky Email and Portal Log-in forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; They have finally driven me out the door. This latest SMTP change is it for me. I've been a full ...

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      RIP Sky

      They have finally driven me out the door. This latest SMTP change is it for me. I've been a full subscriber of their top TV package, telephone and broadband for a long time now, but I've had enough.

      Murdoch, I hope you rot.


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      Re: RIP Sky

      Quote Originally Posted by Zoroaster View Post
      They have finally driven me out the door. This latest SMTP change is it for me. I've been a full subscriber of their top TV package, telephone and broadband for a long time now, but I've had enough.

      Murdoch, I hope you rot.
      To be fair to Sky, I do think they are trying to improve the service they offer and a move to Google mail is a move in the right direction, even though it has been a pain in the neck for me.

      New users wont be affected as they never had any of the old settings. I have finally sorted out my problem with sending mail via the new SMTP by completely setting a new account up from scratch and using port 25 for the outgoing port (thought it was meant to be 465).

      Still all working now.

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      Re: RIP Sky

      You are able to send email using your private domain account, through the new smtp.tools.sky.com server, without the 'from' address on the email appearing as xxx@sky.com?

      I've never allowed myself to fall victim to skys "free email" that comes with the account. Never used it.

      They aren't trying to improve anything. They are trying to force people to use their crap.

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      Re: RIP Sky

      They aren't forcing you to use anything,
      I've never allowed myself to fall victim to skys "free email" that comes with the account. Never used it.
      If you have never used the email service attached to your sky subscription then why complain about it?

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      Re: RIP Sky

      Quote Originally Posted by PaulSky View Post
      They aren't forcing you to use anything,

      If you have never used the email service attached to your sky subscription then why complain about it?
      I'm complaining about them preventing me from using my domain email. The one I've had for 5 years and every other ISP allows access to.

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      Re: RIP Sky

      Do you not have a full hosting package for the domain? Mine gives me smtp/ pop email access along with the actual hosting space.

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      Re: RIP Sky

      Personally never bother with ISP based mail (even if it is google).

      Just get yourself a normal googlemail account and the rest is history. Pop3 pickup etc , as you would expect.

      Nothing worse than loosing email addys when changing ISP's

      Slim

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      Re: RIP Sky

      Quote Originally Posted by audioslim View Post
      Personally never bother with ISP based mail (even if it is google).Just get yourself a normal googlemail account and the rest is history. Pop3 pickup etc , as you would expect.Nothing worse than loosing email addys when changing ISP's Slim

      Exactly so. Worth repeating.


      New users, see this 5 Star thread first posted 02/09/06
      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-e...ernatives.html

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      Re: RIP Sky

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      To be fair to Sky, I do think they are trying to improve the service they offer and a move to Google mail is a move in the right direction,
      It might be a step in the right direction but by moving over to the Google system that have basically washed their hands of the whole email system and have left many people in complete limbo.

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      Re: RIP Sky

      Quote Originally Posted by Zoroaster View Post
      I'm complaining about them preventing me from using my domain email. The one I've had for 5 years and every other ISP allows access to.
      I agree the change to Google mail servers is a pain, in particular the way they restrict access to the smtp server, however it is possible to send mail via smtp.tools.sky.com and still have your own domain show in the from field.

      The annoying thing is you have to register then authenticate each and every email address you want to use.

      Go to My Sky | Email & Tools | Email |Mail Settings | Accounts | Add email address

      john
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