For 24 hours now I have not been able to access my Pipex Mail account either on Outlook 2016 (normal method or webmail at webmail-legacy.homecall.co.uk/webmail?index=1 (is this the correct webpage?)
I am getting authentication errors
Task '****.dsl.pipex.com - Receiving' reported error (0x800CCC92) : 'Your email server rejected your login. Verify your user name and password for this account in Account Settings. The server responded: -ERR Authentication failed.'
I tried to access via Webmail and get username or password not recognised.
I tried to reset my password under Manage TalkTalk mail and get message "Sorry the password could not be updated"
I have just wasted best part of an hour on chat to Talk Talk support who had no idea how to help.
Hopefully someone here can shed some light on what is the problem. I think I have not had so many failed login attempts that the account is probably locked out and needs to be reset.
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The first step is to check that you can sign in to your pipex mailbox via the pipex webmail sign-in.
Try the old password and let us know what happens.
If the email system has detected a weak password or a compromised email account, and changed the password or locked the account to help secure customer data, you may need help to recover access and I'll ask for that help for you.
In the meantime, please update your Community Profile Personal Information (Click here) to include your name, current address and contact 'phone numbers and then scroll down and add the full pipex email address to Private notes and then Save changes.
Thanks for the link to the correct webmail site. I had previously been directed to the Homecall site by the support team and had assumed it must have changed. Unfortunately neither my old password nor my new password works with the Pipex Webmail (even though it takes a long time before telling me that).
I think I will need your support to help recover access. I have checked my Personal profile and it has the correct Pipex email address in the Notes and my correct phone numbers showing. My preferred contact number is the mobile number as I am rarely at the desk where the phone for the broadband connection is located.
I see the email addres is listed in My Account, are you able to change the password from there ?
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I have tried to change the password from the My Accounts email page but without success. It accepts my old password by showing a green tick, then when I enter a new password gives the message "Sorry password could not be updated" at top of the screen.
I spent 30 minutes on webchat to the support desk before I started this thread trying to get them to reset my password but they simply did not seem to understand the question. They also directed me to the wrong webmail site for Pipex so I simply don't think they are aware of Pipex accounts. Is there any way that you can request the new password from your end as they might listen to you? This was done about a year ago I think - initiated by an OCE after my password was suspected to be compromised after the TalkTalk dataloss and it was eventually changed but took several weeks to achieve.
I asked the TalkTalk team to help you on Wednesday but it seems the TalkTalk Mail project participant, OCE_Ady, hasn't been online for the last two days.
OCE_Karl knows how to send out Wi-Fi Hub Black to a few select customers but doesn't usually deal with email issues which is why I stepped up to support him like I've been supporting the Email forum customers over the last year and more.
Heads up that the green tick doesn't indicate acceptance of the password it only verifies that the characters are valid. The final check is when the MyAccount system tries to change the password but fails to find the pipex email address on the TalkTalk Mail platform. Which is when you get the 'password could not be updated' message.
So, hopefully OCE_Ady will be back from Monday to authorise a password change for you or, if you're really favoured, there may be a random OCE online before then - but the team that actually do the password change are unlikely to action before Monday - so enjoy the weekend and see you Monday.
Hi balein, the fault ticket is raised, your password has been reset. You'll receive a call later today from Francis with the new password.
Hi Ady - many thanks for your help - just received a call to reset my password and everything is working now - webmail and through Outlook.
If only the main service desk could provide the same level of support you OCE's give...