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    Why Would I Need A Free Smtp Acoount?

    This is a discussion on Why Would I Need A Free Smtp Acoount? within the Sky Email and Portal Log-in forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi skyuser i am somewhat curious on why you are setting a free smtp account for members of the forum ...

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      Why Would I Need A Free Smtp Acoount?

      Hi skyuser i am somewhat curious on why you are setting a free smtp account for members of the forum as the sky ones do seems to run fine in outlook express and other clients and what is the advantages also of having another account and how secure is it also i am sorry for raising this but maybe if it is not broke why fix it.


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      Re: Why Would I Need A Free Smtp Acoount?

      why you are setting a free smtp account for members of the forum
      When Sky changed to Skoogle mail, people with an email address ie

      myname@atmydomain.co.uk

      When they sent an email, it was appended to 'on behalf of yourname@sky.com' and therefore the return email was the yourname@sky.com

      The reason this service is free, we have two servers, that are online, the SMTP service has been setup on a server that does not have a lot of use. We pay for the second server anyway, so it is no extra cost for us to offer this, therefore its free for our members.

      how secure is it
      In what way? To use the SMTP account, you have to give us your forum username and a password that is not used anywhere else. Therefore this server only knows you as forumusername and mypasswordwhichisnotusedanywhereelse. So if this server was subject to any hack attack, then all that person would achieve is a forum username and a password which is not used for anything else.

      The SMTP accounts are not setup with any other details, and the service is unwarranted on our behalf, as in the form of Service Levels, although we have not had an outage yet, with nearly 800 members using it.

      Its a simple SMTP service that we offer, nothing more nothing less, and of course free.
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      Re: Why Would I Need A Free Smtp Acoount?

      Thanx for reply now i understand i see what has happened.

     

     

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