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Old 28 May 2013, 07:47 PM   #61
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Alternative Thoughts

I originally reviewed this thread months ago during my search for a good email host so I thought I would return to follow up.

Having been frustrated by the process of finding email services for my domains, let me offer a suggestion that should help you all avoid the same pains:

My Must haves:

1. Domains need to stay with present host.
2. Email must have unlimited accounts and space
3. IMAP
3. Must support domain aliasing so I can combine my 2 domains into 1.

You would think it would be pretty easy to find a good host, but its not. Hidden information, no unlimited accounts, expensive, transfer required, and companies that are clearly not ready for prime time.

I finally, found Hostmonster.com (bluehost) over the weekend and so far they have been perfect. Simple setup, and easy configuration.

I want to save others from the headaches I experienced. Check them out. BTW...they are running their special. I got 3 years of hosting (including WWW) for $3.95 a month. A bargain.

OH and they do IMAP very well !
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Old 28 May 2013, 08:25 PM   #62
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I'm glad you find a host that suits you, but I'd be curious to know which hosts you have evaluated during your search, and why you think some of them are not ready for prime time?
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Old 28 May 2013, 11:20 PM   #63
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2. Email must have unlimited accounts and space
I have never before heard of a vendor offering unlimited accounts (not aliases?) and space for a moderate fixed monthly price, other than the standard free ones of course (e.g. hotmail/outlook.com). Almost sounds as though the must-haves were contrived so that only one company satisfied them. Are you affiliated with Hostmonster.com? If so, please apply to Edwin for representative status.
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Old 28 May 2013, 11:56 PM   #64
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I believe I know who this gentleman is and why he posted in the thread about us.

He signed up with us a while ago and recently while doing the official move, he encountered some issues with our service. One was a bug on our end and a few were misunderstandings of how some features work. Since the customer was dissatisfied with the service, he requested a cancellation and we refunded the user for the entire year, not just the remaining months.

Sorry for not being a good match for your needs and best of luck with your new host.
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Old 29 May 2013, 03:10 AM   #65
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Alternative Thoughts?

Very old hat, IMHO - just a domain host that offers e-mail, and we have gone into considerable depth here on the forum as to domain hosts e-mail vs dedicated e-mail provider.

And again, IMHO, I would not venture to recommend any provider, based on just a few days use.
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Old 29 May 2013, 03:30 AM   #66
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And again, IMHO, I would not venture to recommend any provider, based on just a few days use.
I agree. Sometimes it's months before all the little gremlins have crept out of the cupboards (like you need support, or there is an outage).
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Old 15 Apr 2014, 10:18 PM   #67
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One question. Can I read my mail via the default android mail app? Does that work with a basic plan? Just so i can read my mail on the road...
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Old 15 Apr 2014, 10:33 PM   #68
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One question. Can I read my mail via the default android mail app? Does that work with a basic plan? Just so i can read my mail on the road...
I assume that the "default android mail app" supports IMAP, at least it does on my Android tablet. In which case the answer is yes, of course. With a basic plan, you can use IMAP (with the enhanced plan you can use Exchange ActiveSync instead, though I prefer IMAP anyway. Exchange ActiveSync allows you to exchange calendar and contacts information if that's important to you.)
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Old 15 Apr 2014, 10:36 PM   #69
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Nope. Just basic reading and replying function, nothing more

Thank you for your response!
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Old 10 Nov 2017, 04:25 AM   #70
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Backups, Backups, Backups!

We've not heard from George in a while, but I noticed a Tweet today from Polarismail that I thought I would share with the forum.

https://www.polarismail.com/email-backups/

How well protected are your e-mails? If you have e-mail backups, how complete and easily accessible are they?
At PolarisMail we take backups very seriously. So seriously, that packed with every account you get two different kinds of backups, free of charge!
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Old 10 Nov 2017, 07:55 AM   #71
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We've not heard from George in a while, but I noticed a Tweet today from Polarismail that I thought I would share with the forum.

https://www.polarismail.com/email-backups/

How well protected are your e-mails? If you have e-mail backups, how complete and easily accessible are they?
At PolarisMail we take backups very seriously. So seriously, that packed with every account you get two different kinds of backups, free of charge!
Yes indeed! Been hard at work developing new features, switching away from PayproGlobal to Stripe for payment processing, new website, and much more
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Old 11 Nov 2017, 02:29 AM   #72
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Are there any plans for the "app password" option for 2FA?
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Old 13 Nov 2017, 06:44 AM   #73
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Are there any plans for the "app password" option for 2FA?
Yes! This one has been long in the making, we might actually release it in the upcoming week
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