Every time I want to access my emails I am asked for address and password and a page then appears asking me how many traffic lights or crossings or bicycles can be seen. Now I understand being asked this OCCASIONALLY for security but not EVERY time I want to access my emails. I use Chrome browser and always have done. Never had this problem before until the last 2 months or so. I am so frustrated that I am considering cancelling my whole Virgin Media package which includes tv, broadband and landline...not cheap!
Can this be fixed or would I be better off moving to Sky?
There have been some mentions on here of some customers receiving excessive recaptcha messages in the recent past. I have just tried logging in, in quick succession, to 5 different VM email accounts (which has been a trigger for recaptcha to appear for me in the past) but no security prompts were triggered. Other past suggestions for the prompts have included things like fast typing/entry of credentials and/or other unusual activity from the customer's network as being a cause for the recaptcha trigger.
Have you considered gradually migrating your email requirements/usage over to a third-party provider outside of any ISP? If you were driven to moving your broadband/TV to another provider and away from VM, your VM email account(s) would close within 90 days of your service ending and you would lose access. With a third-party email provider, you can move broadband providers without affecting your email usage. You might also get better security such as 2FA depending which alternative service you chose.
Best route if you want a direct line to VM support is to ring up. You've posted your query on a VM community forum so typically the first responses to topics will be from other VM customers. The VM forum staff will respond if the question raised is not being addressed fully by the answers of the forum community members or requires access to VM's systems for further information.
If you'd like a response only from a VM employee, the VM forum team usually respond within a day or two for unanswered questions but can take up to a week to reply.