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nodrog

ULTIMATE Member
had a look at the skyuser forum at www.skyuser.co.uk and it seems an issue has arrisen in that sky appear to blocking access to emails other than sky-email

emails can be retrieved but problems with sending on other email platforms

dont think this is legal

can anyone confirm or deny this

i use gmail and an old ic.net email and would rather continue with these than use sky-mail if i migrate to sky
 

Mel

ULTIMATE Member
I use gmail (not Sky gmail) with Gmail's SMTP server and my old virgin.net email account with Virgin's SMTP server with authentication turned on, and do not have a problem sending or receiving.

However, if you need to use "Sky's" SMTP server to send emails from a non-sky email account then you have to register that email address in Sky gmail and confirm the email they send to prove it is your address, just like regular Gmail.
 

Bricktop

Regular Member
I use Sky broadband and send out using my old IC24 email account with no problem.

As Mel says, make sure you register your old email address in Google Mail, and make sure you follow the SMTP authentication instructions. When using Sky email you are basically just using Gmail.
 

nodrog

ULTIMATE Member
its just like my outlookexpress just now its defaulted to my eclipse mail but i get it to retrieve gmail, ic24 mail etc, but when i want to send it uses eclipse if i want to send via gmail i go to gmail webpage

thank goodness i thought they were blocking everything
thanks folks
 
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