Yes, problems here too, I've been trying to email SWIMBO at home (NTLWorld) and tonight I'm getting a message via incredimail saying simply "forbidden"
I had the same problem a few days ago and thought it was because I was sending some photos, but later the photos went ok.
Tonight same prob.
Yesterday morning I had my cable TV box removed and a modem put in place after being overcharged for services I did not want for 2 years!
Finally got my connection back at around midday today, major outage on NTL servers, I am currently getting a third speed of around 280kbs, I don't know if this is related or I am having problems with the modem.
Broadband service seems to be pretty reliable, we've ben with them for a couple of years now, without too many interruptions. Email service is less reliable though, with more outages than one would expect.
While it erks me to agree with you Jimi love I do!! And does the Broadband Medic thing get up your nose as much as it does mine? Total patronising crap! Whats more I think the TV programmes they put on are total rubbish.......
Bleedin E-mail down again this morning and if you go to Medic it just says tough mate so is everyone elses, don't phone the a-holes on the service desk as they don't know diddly squat anyway. PATHETIC! /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif
We've had ntl broadband at home for about 3 years and it's been pretty good on the whole, once they sorted out lots of initial problems. Lost the connection when mother in law decided do do some heavy pruning of a rose bush out the front of the house, so they replaced the cable with 'armoured'. This was the same cable threaded through an ugly piece of garden hose!
Email has always been flakey, which isn't so much a problem for me but is for my wife who uses it as a main contact. Wasn't working this morning when I left.
Here in the office we're on commercial (read expensive) bt broadband which is allegedly much faster and in fact I can't see any difference. The modem blew a couple of weeks ago and it took 3 working days to replace it. Email is much more solid than ntl.