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    Email alternatives

    This is a discussion on Email alternatives within the Sky Email and Portal Log-in forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I'd just like to add an amendment about yahoo mail - I've been using this for some time for myself ...

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      I'd just like to add an amendment about yahoo mail - I've been using this for some time for myself (VERY unreliable previous IP) and have just set up another account for my husband. Both are accessible using POP3 and SMTP and neither are paid for. I also think the spam filter is very good - much better than the last couple of IP's I've used, anyway.

      Once you have set up an e-mail account, you do have to "activate" the POP3 access, but that is simply a matter of pressing a button.

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      I'm currently using the following services:

      1) DNSMadeEasy (http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com) is an excellent DNS hosting company and charges me around 17 a year for hosting 50 DNS zones with them.

      2) NamesCo (http://www.names.co.uk) for domain registration. More expensive than 123-reg, but far more competent.

      3) Google Apps For Your Domain (http://www.google.com/a) which gives you Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Pages and Google Talk for your own domain name. Still in beta, and you're not guaranteed to be approved straight away, but if you are, is one of the best ways of getting webmail, POP3 and SMTP access wherever you are. It'll be free for beta testers when the product comes out of beta. You'll get a minimum of 25 accounts and it can handle aliases/catch-all (if need be) and lots of other good stuff.

      4) An alternative to free webmail (but not domain based) is Inbox.com (http://www.inbox.com) which gives you a 5Gb mailbox and is quite nippy. Also provides free online storage for files too.

      5) Box.net (http://www.box.net) is a good system for keeping frequently accessed files between PCs or for filing stuff that you want to keep in case your hard drive fails. Very intuative Flash interface and requires only a web browser.

      M.

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      5 Stars

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      Suggested Webmail

      I suggest trying out the "mail.com" website for webmail.
      There are a choice of easy-to-remember domain addresses.
      My webmail domain address is "email.com".
      This webmail service is free, or for a nominal annual
      charge, there is the Premium Service without adverts,
      plenty of file space and many other facilities.
      Hope that this is of some help.
      Last edited by GreenHat; 09-12-06 at 05:16 PM.

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      Is Sky offering a discount to people ?

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      awesome - thank you Martin
      Question I'd like to air is:- Are Sky offering a discount for this lack or loss of their e-mail service which it appears many people are suffering ? Has anyone approached them ??

      John.

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      Nope - apart from Google

      I reckon that will be the end of the email problems then, definitely.
      ~ Never, ever, argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience ~

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      It's going to be a real test for Google to support the best part of 100,000 accounts on it's GAFYD platform, but I do think they can do it.

      Would be nice to see what kind of timescale they've got to roll this out, but from what I can see although they have set-up the sky.com domain at GAFYD, they still need to make the MX records point to it before the system will accept mail for sky.com accounts.

      I'm very interested in this if only to see what premium features that may be offered by Google for BSkyB.

      M.

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      email alternatives

      It is worth saying again.
      Why struggle with Sky email when there are so many alternatives.
      Read the opening post of this thread by Martin. Brilliant.

      It is worth saying again.
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      Re: Email alternatives

      VHCS Error enjoy and pass it on

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      Re: Email alternatives

      Quote Originally Posted by xyleneuk View Post
      VHCS Error enjoy and pass it on
      You do not have permission to access this interface!
      ~ Never, ever, argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience ~

     

     
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