Originally Posted by Devonish
....smtp.ntlworld.com has now been replaced by smtp.virginmedia.com & should work without problems....
Sorry, devonish, didn't make myself clear (obviously!). What I meant was:
Your VM guy was wrong, in all particulars. smtp.ntlworld has NOT been replaced by smtp.virginmedia, as smtp.ntlworld is still up and running.
Replacement might be VM's intention, but not this week.