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fucking technology [Aug. 2nd, 2005|10:46 pm]
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So any e-mail i've sent to a hotmail account in the past week i've been getting a "host unreachable, permanant error" message. This sucks, 'cause it's not the case for, oh, my gmail account. But i like nchanted.net.

I've considered haveing darxus host my mail on serenity, and one of these days i'm going to have to start actually believeing we're in this for the long haul, but control over my e-mail... fuck... i think i'd rather do the joint bank account first then him having power like that.

I tried doing a support request through my domain registrar's website and their webmail service, and, fuck, that e-mail bounced, saying that support@namezero.com doesn't actually exist.

This is a big fucking delemma. Haveing Darxus do my mail stuff means learning mutt (not that hard) and haveing bad ass spam protection and, you know, being able to e-mail hotmail and excite adresses again. But I like haveing webmail, and the thought of transferring nchanted.net at all to anything is fucking scary. If i transfer my e-mail to serenity, (Darxus's server) I'd also be transfering my domain regestration to gandi, because, well, namezero just sucks.

Does anyone have a webmail provider that they like? I mean, that can host nchanted.net that can let me send out things from ksnyder@nchanted.net and nchanter@nchanted.net and livejournal@nchanted.net all from the same screen. and such things. i dunno. i want what i have right now, i just want it to not suck. And I'm not giving up nchanter@nchanted.net like ever. gah.

-K
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[User Picture]From: feng_huang
2005-08-03 03:16 am (UTC)
There are webmail packages that can be installed, like SquirrelMail. And POP3 and IMAP (POP3S and IMAPS for non-plaintext) packages exist, too. And lots of options like that. :-)
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[User Picture]From: joshwand
2005-08-03 04:28 am (UTC)
argh my host uses squirrelmail. it's abhorrent.
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2005-08-03 11:17 am (UTC)
Darxus has explained that he's unwilling to install a webmail thing on serenity. Which is fine. My main thing is being dependant on my boyfriend for e-mail. Yea, serenity already kinda hosts the nchanted.net page (through url forwarding, because i can't alter my DNS records) but I don't use it as my primary method of communication. I think I'm mad at my ex for setting this up for me with such a shitty provider
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[User Picture]From: grypes
2005-08-03 03:20 am (UTC)
um... gmail. duh. it's god proof.

lemmie know if you want a code.
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2005-08-03 11:18 am (UTC)
I have a gmail account. Gmail does *not* do e-mail hosting for domains, last I checked. If I am in error about this and I can use the gmail interface to host nchanted.net mail, let me know.

The whole line about *not* giving up nchanter@nchanted.net...
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2005-08-03 11:21 am (UTC)
yea, my ex set up all the stuff for nchanted.net, and I had no Idea at the time what I was doing. Not being able to modify my own DNS stuff is, um, not happy.

I think I have some control over MX. I can do e-mail forwarding. They just seemed to have yanked any type of support for their webmail product. Not a happy Kris.
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[User Picture]From: joshwand
2005-08-03 04:27 am (UTC)
I use fastmail.fm because my webhost, which otherwise is great, has a sucky webmail client. it's free or cheap, depending on how much you use it.

it supports personalities, imap access, all sorts of cool stuff. aside from tags and the whole "free" thing, it kicks gmail's ass in every respect.

Also, as far as registrar/DNS providers go, I've been using joker.com for years and I love it to pieces.

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[User Picture]From: mabfan
2005-08-03 01:01 pm (UTC)
I use 1and1.com as the host for mabfan.com. I'm able to send out mail as if it comes from different addresses, as long as the mail is "really" being sent from one of my mabfan.com addresses. But I don't use their webmail interface that often, so I don't know if I can do what you describe.
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[User Picture]From: moonshadow
2005-08-03 01:03 pm (UTC)
mrpet and I both have our domains hosted on silentnoise.org, which offers both webmail (Squirrelmail) and ssh access.
So it's totally doable. :) You could probably even get the same person to do it, if you wanted.
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[User Picture]From: elvendoll
2005-08-03 01:36 pm (UTC)
*giggle*
i was going to point the boy at this entry when he gets back in town : )

it's good to know i'm not the only person who pimps him out.
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[User Picture]From: drwex
2005-08-03 02:09 pm (UTC)
For DNS stuff I'm extremely fond of DynDNS, not least because it's a "pay once for lifetime service" deal. They've got a bunch of other services as well, not least of which is a MailHop service that'll bounce mail through their servers to just about anywhere you want. I use that to get around ISP's stupid restrictions on inbound port 25 connections.
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[User Picture]From: cyron_lj
2005-08-03 07:19 pm (UTC)
http://www.godaddy.com
5 e-mails, 1GB of storage only $19.95/yr (Yup that's Per year)
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