Lost access to Tiscali email

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by chris, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. chris

    chris Guest

    This may be a side-effect of the TalkTalk debacle last week.

    My FIL was a Tiscali customer a long time ago, but has been a plusnet
    customer since.

    Despite that he always kept his Tiscali email (for the usual reasons)
    and it's been flawless over the years. Until now.

    I don't know the details yet, but it appears that he has lost access to
    his email account. He always connected via pop3. I know Tiscali was
    taken over and subsumed by TT. Is anyone else suffering problems with
    email from addresses owned by TT?

    Pinging pop3.tiscali.co.uk works fine, so maybe a temporary glitch...
    chris, Nov 1, 2015
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  2. chris

    chris Guest

    Indeed it was.

    Just spoke to him and it's working again. Sorry for the noise.
    chris, Nov 1, 2015
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  3. chris

    Tim+ Guest

    This would be a good time to suggest moving to a non-isp linked email
    address! Gmail and yahoo have worked well for me for years and I've
    changed ISPs many times without having the worry of carrying over an
    obsolescent email address.

    Tim+, Nov 2, 2015
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    Davey Guest

    Agreed, Google works fine for me for e-mail. I never bother with my
    ISP's address.
    Davey, Nov 2, 2015
  5. Another option is to use email forwarding such as 123-Reg

    For a £20 annual fee, Plusnet will allow one to remain an email customer
    if you change your broadband connection.
    Michael Chare, Nov 3, 2015
  6. chris

    Davey Guest

    It's not guaranteed at all, but I last had an ATT e-mail account in the
    USA five years ago, and e-mail addressed to it is still being forwarded
    to my google account. Since it's all job offers, and I'm now retired, I
    don't care if it stops at any time.
    One great advantage of the UK over the US is that I can choose my ISP,
    whereas in the US, you had to use the provider of your service, there
    was no option. The equivalent here would be having to use BT, because
    they provide and own the wires coming into your house.
    That may have changed by now, to bring them into the 21st Century!
    Davey, Nov 3, 2015
  7. chris

    chris Guest

    That's useful to know, thanks. Presumably 123-Reg also require paying to
    keep the forward working?

    If we're going down the payment route, it might just better/easier to
    get a separate domain and email account.
    chris, Nov 3, 2015
  8. The cost is about £4 p.a. However for some domains you pay every 2
    years. The difficulty I have is to ensure that any automatic payment
    goes through.
    Michael Chare, Nov 3, 2015
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    Graham. Guest

    That's very good advice!
    Now if only I would heed it myself, because my two primary email
    accounts are 16 year old Freeserve accounts and are now administered
    by Orange, with Wanadoo holding them beforehand.

    I am working on the assumption (hope) that so few of these have
    survived the attempts to purge them, Orange are now content to let
    them continue.
    Graham., Nov 3, 2015
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    David Hume Guest

    Don't forget though, there is no such thing as a free lunch. I have used
    Yahoo for years, but Yahoo will collect information, and if you use
    Yahoo search while logged into yahoo they will also collect information
    about your searches. You can switch off the targetted advertising but
    you cannot stop them collecting.

    They have useful things though, like the ability to set up filters on
    the server, and disposable email addresses.

    Gmail spams me with stuff from youtube. I could probably unsubscribe but
    David Hume, Nov 3, 2015
  11. chris

    Graham. Guest

    There was an American communications security expert on Radio 4
    earlier, speaking about the government's snooping changes, who was
    talking about Apple as being as being the maker of luxury premium
    products, and as such they were somehow less susceptible to government
    snooping. Yeah, right I thought.
    Graham., Nov 3, 2015
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    Davey Guest

    I have three gmail e-mail accounts, and have never seen any youtube
    spam messages. I find that their spam filter works very well.
    Davey, Nov 3, 2015
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