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#26 OFFLINE   lewmur

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE (V.T. Eric Layton @ Jan 26 2012, 09:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello folks.

I'm soliciting for suggestions on a POP or IMAP enabled free email service to replace my Gmail. Any suggestions above and beyond the obvious... Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.?

Thanks in advance for your input. smile.gif

With the cost of having your own domain, with email included, being so cheap, I find free email accounts to be un-necessary.  I have a gmail and a yahoo mail account, but I seldom use either one.  I have the gmail because I use the Android Market and I use the Yahoo account once in a great while to send "anonymous" emails. hysterical.gif


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:14 PM

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With the cost of having your own domain, with email included, being so cheap
Links please for me who doesn't understand having my own domain.
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#28 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:19 PM

He means you can register a domain, say plodr.com, with a domain registrations site like GoDaddy for about $15/year. However, you would also need to pay for a server provider to host your website and email. That can be done relatively cheaply, too. Companies like Green Geeks are pretty inexpensive.

Sadly, for someone like myself with ZERO disposable income at the moment, this is not an option.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:23 PM

I have used Bluehost for a few years. Helios introduced me to the guy who runs the place.
He is a big proponent of FLOSS and contributes his own work under a copyleft license.
Their servers run CentOS.

I pay $5.95 per month with one year domain name included and domain is 9.95 per year after that.
http://www.bluehost.com/

QUOTE (V.T. Eric Layton @ Jan 30 2012, 01:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He means you can register a domain, say plodr.com, with a domain registrations site like GoDaddy for about $15/year. However, you would also need to pay for a server provider to host your website and email. That can be done relatively cheaply, too. Companies like Green Geeks are pretty inexpensive.

Sadly, for someone like myself with ZERO disposable income at the moment, this is not an option.

You could host your own on a home server running just about any linux you want. Then you'd just have to register the domain. Oh, and pay the electricity. hysterical.gif

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:00 PM

QUOTE (amenditman @ Jan 30 2012, 03:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You could host your own on a home server running just about any linux you want. Then you'd just have to register the domain. Oh, and pay the electricity. hysterical.gif


If you are not familiar with running a web-facing server, than I do not recommend this route. Running a server on a local network, behind a router is not a big deal. However, running one open and exposed to the internet is another thing entirely. There are many issues to consider.

On the same note, most ISPs will not permit the hosting of a server.

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#31 OFFLINE   lewmur

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE (V.T. Eric Layton @ Jan 30 2012, 12:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He means you can register a domain, say plodr.com, with a domain registrations site like GoDaddy for about $15/year. However, you would also need to pay for a server provider to host your website and email. That can be done relatively cheaply, too. Companies like Green Geeks are pretty inexpensive.

Sadly, for someone like myself with ZERO disposable income at the moment, this is not an option.

You don't have to have a website.  If you register a domain with Godaddy, they will give you an email account at that domain at no additional cost.   You then use Godaddy's pop3 and smtp servers to get and send mail.  IOW, if you register "me.com" and set up your email as "me@me.com", you can then use kmail, thunderbird or whatever email client you want to use to send and receive email to/from "me@me.com".  The total cost per year is just the $7 to $15 cost of registering the domain.  The registration cost varies depending on whether it's a .com, .info, etc.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:10 PM

QUOTE (lewmur @ Jan 30 2012, 05:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You don't have to have a website.  If you register a domain with Godaddy, they will give you an email account at that domain at no additional cost.   You then use Godaddy's pop3 and smtp servers to get and send mail.


I didn't know that.

QUOTE (ross549 @ Jan 30 2012, 05:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you are not familiar with running a web-facing server, than I do not recommend this route. Running a server on a local network, behind a router is not a big deal. However, running one open and exposed to the internet is another thing entirely. There are many issues to consider.

On the same note, most ISPs will not permit the hosting of a server.

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True. And you're right about ISPs not allowing it. I don't think Verizon will let you operate a server on a plain jane residential account.

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