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    Sky e-mail working over Virgin Media 20mb ?

    This is a discussion on Sky e-mail working over Virgin Media 20mb ? within the Sky Email and Portal Log-in forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I need some advice if anyone can help ? Before every starts asking "why would you use Virgin Media" i ...

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      Sky e-mail working over Virgin Media 20mb ?

      I need some advice if anyone can help ?

      Before every starts asking "why would you use Virgin Media" i run a small business from home and i use Virgin's 20MB fibre service for work use as my company pays for it.

      I also have Sky's ADSL MID package for personal use, which is fine for browsing and e-mails but the max i can get on my line is 3.5MB , anyway i have e-mail addresses set up with Sky which i normally access as a POP3 account with Outlook.

      When i switch internet connections over the Virgin Media service i expected my Sky e-mail to recieve but not be able to send but it works perfectly without me having to make any config changes ?????

      Is this something to do with Sky's e-mail integration with Google ?

      If anyone can shed any light on this i would be grateful........
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      Re: Sky e-mail working over Virgin Media 20mb ?

      As long as you correctly set up the SMTP servers with valid user details it doesn't really matter how the info gets to the server as long as it authenticates properly as a current sky subscriber.

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      Re: Sky e-mail working over Virgin Media 20mb ?

      your Sky email will receive for a time and then get closed off as you're no longer their customer - always better to get an email addy not linked to an ISP so you don't have to keep changing...
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      Re: Sky e-mail working over Virgin Media 20mb ?

      Quote Originally Posted by IAmNotTheEnemy View Post
      your Sky email will receive for a time and then get closed off as you're no longer their customer - .
      I don't think he is leaving Sky, I just think he was querying the fact that Sky e-mail worked thru Virgin.

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      Re: Sky e-mail working over Virgin Media 20mb ?

      Yes that is right. I am not leaving Sky i am keeping both connections i was just curious as to why the Sky e-mail worked without any further configuration over the Virgin Media link.

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      Re: Sky e-mail working over Virgin Media 20mb ?

      Because you are sending the emails through the sky email/ google servers using a proper authenticated user name and password. VM are moving to google mail too soon so you should be able to do the same with them.

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      Re: Sky e-mail working over Virgin Media 20mb ?

      well, i'm sat here on an Orange connection getting my emails through outlook so the answer is yes i'd assume it works fine...
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