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    Sky email addresses after moving to Virgin

    This is a discussion on Sky email addresses after moving to Virgin within the Sky Email and Portal Log-in forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; After five contented years with Sky am moving to Virgin for their superfast broadband. Have found several threads which say ...

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      Sky email addresses after moving to Virgin

      After five contented years with Sky am moving to Virgin for their superfast broadband. Have found several threads which say that I can continue using Sky email addresses as it is Gmail based but do I have to change settings, especially for outgoing messages?

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      Re: Sky email addresses after moving to Virgin

      You get to keep your sky email address for life and as such you shouldn't need to change anything.

      Have a look here:

      Life Email - Email for Life | Sky Email

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      Re: Sky email addresses after moving to Virgin

      If you are using an email client to collect your Sky mail you will probably have to change the servers. I doubt if the Sky servers will work with Virgin. If you are just using web mail and access your mail through a browser, then you will not have to do anything.

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      Re: Sky email addresses after moving to Virgin

      Thank you Isitme. I thought it would be OK via web mail but was hoping that by changing the smtp settings I could continue to send from the Sky addresses in Windows mail rather than it appear that they were coming from a Virgin address. Just have to try a few vaiations on a theme, I suppose.

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      Re: Sky email addresses after moving to Virgin

      I believe Virgin now use Gmail the same as Sky. As you know since it changed to Google, to use a 3rd party email properly with Sky you need a 3rd party SMTP server, such as Skyusers own service. I am guessing but I think it will be the same with Virgin. Have a look at the email section of a Virgin forum and see if there is any information there.

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      Re: Sky email addresses after moving to Virgin

      You might be able to use Gmail's own server:

      smtp.gmail.com

     

     

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