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Standard User Supatramp
(regular) Sat 05-Mar-11 14:21:34
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Firstly, my apologies if this is the wrong place to post this!

I'm in the process of changing from AOL to BT as my ISP. I believe that I can still use/access my main e-mail address which I use for business via "@aol.co.uk".

However particularly as it's business related, I'm aware that I should probably have got an unrelated address before now but I have to admit getting very confused on the few occasions when I've looked into it.

So, assuming this is the correct place to post this, can someone advise me re getting an e-mail address? Certainly at this stage I'm not interested in having a website etc etc, just an e-mail address which isn't connected to an ISP. And obviously at a decent price!!

Thanks in anticipation.

PS. I currently use Thunderbird to bring several address into the one place.

David

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Standard User elevator
(regular) Sat 05-Mar-11 14:32:58
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You can use any of the reputable hosting companies costs up to £30 for all the bells and whistles I use Hostway.co.uk and have done for a number years and a few accouts for various people mid range in price easy to set up and the help system is first class, but you will find cheaper if cost is youre main concern.
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sat 05-Mar-11 14:40:15
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Gmail addresses from Google aren't connected to an ISP and are free.
mail.google.com

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Standard User Supatramp
(regular) Sat 05-Mar-11 14:45:30
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In reply to a post by yarwell:
Gmail addresses from Google aren't connected to an ISP and are free.
mail.google.com


Thanks, but I want a personalised address. I already have Gmail and Yahoo addresses!

David
Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 05-Mar-11 15:35:57
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Register a domain name with someone like Daily.co.uk, then either have them (or someone you trust) host email or set up a redirect to a gmail or yahoo address.

Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 05-Mar-11 15:46:36
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In reply to a post by Supatramp:
I'm in the process of changing from AOL to BT as my ISP.
If you were to move to AAisp instead, you would get a real domain and email too.
Standard User Supatramp
(regular) Sat 05-Mar-11 16:01:41
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In reply to a post by 12eason:
In reply to a post by Supatramp:
I'm in the process of changing from AOL to BT as my ISP.
If you were to move to AAisp instead, you would get a real domain and email too.


At a minimum price of £20 a month for just 10.25GB, the bulk of it evenings and weekends ? I don't think so!
But thanks for your offer/suggestion.

David
Standard User NickyJ
(regular) Sat 05-Mar-11 16:56:34
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WHat I have done is purchased a .co.uk domain with 123-reg at £7.xx for 2 yrs. I have then set up the mail forwarding to my email address which is given by my ISP.

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 05-Mar-11 17:18:58
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1050GB. The day rates are a bit restrictive though. You'll find BT will come down on you hard for using equivalent amounts, and you'll get dire performance all day.

Edited by 12eason (Sat 05-Mar-11 17:21:14)

Standard User Supatramp
(regular) Sat 05-Mar-11 18:27:08
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1050GB. The day rates are a bit restrictive though. You'll find BT will come down on you hard for using equivalent amounts, and you'll get dire performance all day.


Sorry, but haven't a clue what you're talking about!!

David
Standard User WannabeMKII
(experienced) Sat 05-Mar-11 19:07:34
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Why not buy a domain for just over £5 for a couple of years, then host the email free with Google Apps?

From within Google Apps, you can then poll your aol address and keep all your email in one place.

You can then access it via a browser, or use a client of your choosing.

This is what I do and it works brilliant, plus I've an Android phone, so instant email if that's something you require.

Hope that helps, but any questions, let me know...

Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 05-Mar-11 19:14:59
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When did advertising in sigs become acceptable?
Standard User WannabeMKII
(experienced) Sat 05-Mar-11 19:20:02
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When did advertising in sigs become acceptable?

It's been there for over a month and didn't realise they weren't allowed...?

I've just checked the FAQ and it doesn't appear to be an issue?

Happy to remove it if it's breaking the rules, or tweak it?

Standard User Supatramp
(regular) Sat 05-Mar-11 19:55:06
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WHat I have done is purchased a .co.uk domain with 123-reg at £7.xx for 2 yrs. I have then set up the mail forwarding to my email address which is given by my ISP.


That's interesting and cheap! It's all new to me so how was the setup process?

David
Standard User Supatramp
(regular) Sat 05-Mar-11 20:00:38
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In reply to a post by WannabeMKII:
Why not buy a domain for just over £5 for a couple of years, then host the email free with Google Apps?

From within Google Apps, you can then poll your aol address and keep all your email in one place.

You can then access it via a browser, or use a client of your choosing.

This is what I do and it works brilliant, plus I've an Android phone, so instant email if that's something you require.

Hope that helps, but any questions, let me know...


That sounds interesting but also a bit complicated for a simple soul like me to setup! lol I currently access 5 addresses via Thunderbird.

David
Standard User WannabeMKII
(experienced) Sat 05-Mar-11 20:05:24
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In reply to a post by Supatramp:
That sounds interesting but also a bit complicated for a simple soul like me to setup! lol I currently access 5 addresses via Thunderbird.

It really isn't complicated, google make it as straightforward as possible, as long as you can access your DNS settings, it's easy smile

Buy a domain, set up an apps account, amend the MX DNS to point to the apps account that google provide and that's pretty much it.

Then once that's setup, within the settings of the gmail account, you can poll (via pop3) other email account. I do this for 2 hotmail and 2 aol accounts.

It;s no more difficult than any other suggestion you're going to get...

Standard User john2007
(legend) Sat 05-Mar-11 20:32:42
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Have you decided on a domain name, e.g. supatramp.com, supatramp.co.uk etc.? The first step is to purchase that domain. The people you buy the domain from will have a web-based control panel for you to point your domain at a host.

Once that is done host it with someone like http://www.dream-hosting.co.uk/ for a tenner a year. You don't have to use the associated web-space but that'll allow you to use their e-mail servers.
Standard User NickyJ
(regular) Sun 06-Mar-11 08:33:15
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I went to www.123-reg.co.uk searcheD for ages for a domain name suitable that was available registered it, you fill In the form and it quite straightforward. The through there management console
you can create email forwards for any [email protected] to any email address you would
like or you could just put a catchall (or as well) to an email address. I set outlook to have a different email address than the one I have for the smtp servers I am sending to, unfortunately when I switched to sky I had to register that email address with them and it came up with funny
on behalf of in the dispalyed email address in outlook see my post in the sky forum about it but found a way around it.

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Standard User NickyJ
(regular) Sun 06-Mar-11 08:38:18
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I looked at this for my sending on behalf of issue. It appeared to me that if you purchase your domain else where there is an additional charge so if you go this route buy the domain through them.

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Standard User WannabeMKII
(experienced) Sun 06-Mar-11 09:40:05
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In reply to a post by NickyJ:
I looked at this for my sending on behalf of issue. It appeared to me that if you purchase your domain else where there is an additional charge so if you go this route buy the domain through them.

Can you elaborate a little more on your 'sending on behalf' issue?

I send on behalf through apps and also send through other SMTP servers through apps, all without a charge, but your case may be different?

Standard User NickyJ
(regular) Sun 06-Mar-11 21:56:18
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It is something downby sky because they use gmail I believe to provide the email
service from what I can gather you only see it when you use outlook to recieve email.

My Broadband Speed Test
Currently with Talk Talk business (nee Freedom 2 Surf).
Switching to Sky.
Standard User WannabeMKII
(experienced) Sun 06-Mar-11 22:03:28
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It is something downby sky because they use gmail I believe to provide the email
service from what I can gather you only see it when you use outlook to recieve email.

Ok. I read that Sky use gmail for their email service, but they must have their own set of rules and restrictions on the service. Shame.

Standard User Supatramp
(regular) Sun 06-Mar-11 22:12:04
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Well thanks folks for your help and info thus far.

I've had a look at 123-reg and Heart Internet, both of which look good and appear to be what I'm looking for. What I'm still a bit confused about is hosting. Do I need it considering that I don't have any plans for a website? I currently use Thunderbird as an e-mail client, could I continue to use it?

David
Standard User NickyJ
(member) Mon 07-Mar-11 12:05:17
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Here is my discussion on the issue.

http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/sky/f/3970752-email...

As you can see I have resolved by using a different SMTP server.

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Standard User WannabeMKII
(experienced) Mon 07-Mar-11 12:24:28
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Glad you got it sorted.

I do a similar thing, as I've 3 from addresses through gmail SMTP and 1 from address through a 3rd party SMTP via the gmail interface.

In my instance, it's needed for SPF and DKIM signing.

It's so much easier having it all in one place and through one interface.

Standard User SimonCandest
(knowledge is power) Tue 05-Apr-11 08:08:11
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One of my friends is on Sky and his email is identical to my Gmail in appearance and startup. I did wonder if they were one and the same.

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