on 23-07-2021 11:07 AM
At 1pm on 21st July I suddenly stopped receiving lineone emails on my email clients (Thunderbird on desktop/laptop, Samsung Mail on tablet). I CAN still access them on webmail.
The pop-up on both email clients is ‘Enter your Password’. Entering password brings up the same message and the password is already saved in the software anyway.
I have a broadband account with TT set up with my primary Tiscali email. The lineone address is registered within that account, to preserve access by email clients and avoid charge/closure. The server settlings for lineone were changed to the Tiscali servers a long time ago. Pop3 not IMAP (for a reason). I have previously had no problems receiving either lineone or Tiscali mail via the Tiscali servers on Thunderbird or Samsung mail (except when your system goes down for everyone).
THUNDERBIRD settings - pop3.tiscali.co.uk, Port 995, lineone email address, SSL/TLS, Normal password; smtp.tiscali.co.uk, Port 587, lineone email address, Normal password, START/TLS.
SAMSUNG MAIL settings – ‘Pop3 server’ is pop.tiscali.co.uk, SSL, Port 995, smpt.tiscali.co.uk, TLS, Port 587, Auth required ticked, lineone email address.
Until recently Gondola’s note pinned on the blog said legacy emails in the Tiscali family should be switched to the TT server except that Tiscali itself was supported. I therefore left lineone on the Tiscali servers. A few days ago the message pinned on the blog no longer specifically mentioned that Tiscali was supported.
Action taken –
1 THUNDERBIRD MAIL – I have changed the server settings for lineone to mail.talktalk.net and smpt.talktalk.net, leaving the other settings unchanged, Still no access - met with ‘Enter password’ pop-ups.
Have you changed something this week?
How can I recover access on my email clients?
on 28-07-2021 01:13 PM
Hi cheshireguy1, the issue has been fixed and is not something that will reoccur.
Thanks for letting us know it's working.
on 28-07-2021 12:53 PM
Ady and Gondola. Just to say many thanks to you both for today getting reinstated the client access I should not have had removed 7 days ago. I do hope TT have resolved the issue in such a way that it does not happen again. This has cost me in time - and stress! Thanks again to the two of you.
on 27-07-2021 07:55 AM
Hi cheshireguy1, the team are investigating the cause of this error. I've now got enough data to raise the incident, but it was already being investigated yesterday afternoon. Hopefully, the fix won't be too far behind.
on 26-07-2021 01:34 PM
Hi Synthesiser, please start your own topic as it's not related to the issue in the OP thread and we'll be delighted to help you.
on 26-07-2021 01:03 PM
I received an email advising me to confirm that my wife's LineOne email address is still needed and to click a link to initiate this. Unfortunately, for all kinds of reasons, I missed the deadline to update and confirm the LineOne details. The consequences are that my wife's emails are now blocked and will neither send nor receive emails. This is immensely awkward and inconvenient as you can imagine.
I have spent hours navigating the website going around in circles but cannot get a resolution to this problem. To exacerbate the frustration there is no "CHAT" service nor any phone number where I can speak to a human being to get this resolved.
The TalkTalk Service and Help section has not been any help either. It seems like humans are being totally replaced with software gizmos and community answers. Responsibility is being absolved by TalkTalk and thrown back for the 'Community' to sort out.
I am so annoyed at the huge amount of time I have spent trying to resolve this "LineOne" issue that I am now looking into transferring all my phone, line rentals, broadband and mobile accounts to another provider in light of the impersonal abdication of guidance and help from TalkTalk, whom I have been with for a very long time.
Come on TalkTalk - Covid pinging notwithstanding, surely your customers need looking after better than this. Please send me an idiot's guide or something to help me out of this dilemma. Your 'web' help does not work.
on 26-07-2021 12:24 PM
Just to add your input is valued and will contribute to this getting fixed. I don't want you to think I am being dismissive of your input.
on 26-07-2021 12:12 PM
Thanks, I'm just giving it as a guide. I've spoken with Service Delivery and to be honest I need everyone else to add their details then we can get a formal incident raised to be investigated thoroughly and the team can then check the logs for last logins from everyone.
on 26-07-2021 11:30 AM
Thanks Ady. Having read your new pinned general message on the issue, I would mention that my last sync was Wednesday 13.19pm, not Thursday. Just in case this info helps the investigation.
on 26-07-2021 11:06 AM
Hi cheshireguy1, thanks for updating all your information it really helps to speed things up.
It would seem there's been an issue where customers who shouldn't be have been limited. I'm collating information to get an incident raised.
on 23-07-2021 10:39 PM
Thanks for working through the options with me. I've also worked with another member along the same lines. I've alerted TalkTalk Support because I now believe this requires a TalkTalk fault ticket. Your setup is perfect so should work. You should get a response here next week.
on 23-07-2021 03:43 PM
Prepare for TalkTalk Mail Support by including in your Community Profile:
Select here: Update your profile
I'll alert TalkTalk to the situation.
I've tested Thunderbird using the tiscali host name with my talktalk.net mailbox and I cannot fault it. i.e. the server host names all point to the same server. All that's needed when changing the host name is to re-enter the current password in Thunderbird. The TalkTalk certificate is present and correct and the servers are responding as expected.
I'm expecting to see you've got it all correct but just for completeness, take screenshots of the Server Settings and Outgoing Server Settings from Thunderbird. Image edit to obscure the first part of your lineone email address and upload here using the Camera icon above this reply area. I'll take a look.
on 23-07-2021 03:12 PM
Thank you. I have updated the password for my lineone address, complying with your suggested minimum content and length. And I have subsequently successfully logged in to webmail with that password and I am still able to view mail there.
SAMSUNG MAIL – FAILED. I amended my lineone account in Samsung Mail, with the talktalk server and other details per the table, and the new password. Incoming security had to be SSL rather than TLS, as SSL forces a port of 110 rather than 995 for pop3. Pop-up says cannot set up account, “user name or password is incorrect, or POP3/IMAP access isn’t turned on for this account, check settings or contact provider.” Having failed to set up, it reverted to the previously shown Tiscali server details, but would not let me re-set those up either, with the same pop-up message.
THUNDERBIRD MAIL – FAILED. Then I updated the lineone account in Thunderbird mail with the server and other details strictly per the table, and the new password. On clicking on Collect Messages the first time, a pop-up asked for the password which I entered and ticked to save, then a pop-up said “sending of password for user firstname.lastname@example.org did not succeed. Mail server mail.talktalk.net responded: Authentication failed.” Then another pop-up said “Login to server mail.talktalk.net with username email@example.com failed.” Strangely, on looking in password manager, it has retained the following new info under Provider “mailbox://pop3.lineone.net (mailbox://pop3.lineone.net)” rather than talktalk, with user name xxxx.xxxx rather than firstname.lastname@example.org (but stored the new password correctly). Retested including after deleting these details from password manager. Same result, failed.
I see someone else has raised a similar issue. Did something change at TT last week?
Please help me to resolve, communication is important in these difficult times, I have added the lineone address details to the private area of my profile. THANKS IN ANTICIPATION.
on 23-07-2021 12:57 PM
Thanks v much. Not sure I would call my unique password weak, but I will try your suggestion. I know that reset details are present. Just before I do, are you saying that a weak password is blocked (apparently only from this week) from email clients but not via webmail? Also must I move lineone to the talktalk server, or can I leave it on the Tiscali server, i.e. is the latter still supported? Thanks again,
on 23-07-2021 12:42 PM
You're indicating that the email address is listed in your customer MyAccount and you've followed the guide on email client settings.
Maybe the system thinks you're using a weak mailbox password?
Hopefully you'll have pre-registered for password recovery an alternate email address and mobile number. Either can be selected in the password reset process to receive an emailed link or a 6 digit code by mobile text message to authenticate a password change. It's worth checking these Reset details are present and correct before opting to change the password.
Select here: Sign in to TalkTalk Mail
Enter your email address and your email password, select Sign in.
Update your reset details is an option on the main settings menu (triple line icon on the top right header or cog icon on a mobile browser).
Check, and update the Reset details if needed, then use the Forgotten your password button in the help page Changing your email password
My recommendation is to exceed the minimum required and use a 12-15 multicase letters and numbers password that also includes a symbol. Created from multiple words gives an opportunity to memorise the password that, for security, needs to be unique to the mailbox. The Internet browser that you use for TalkTalk Mail may also offer to generate a secure password and will save the login for you.
If using TalkTalk Online Defence then bundled with the security package is a Password Manager that is useful for generating unique passwords and keeping those passwords securely and ready for your login.