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Old 24 Aug 2016, 05:41 PM   #1
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Mailbox.org : good alternative ?

Hello

I was going to switch to Fastmail but their price rise up is a no go for me ; it seems that mailbox.org is quite interesting as an alternative

What do you think about it ?

Thanks
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Old 24 Aug 2016, 05:48 PM   #2
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It's like posteo.de to me (I am using it), both in Germany and the same price. I haven't used it but I would like to know the difference between these two email services
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Old 24 Aug 2016, 06:18 PM   #3
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posteo.de doesn't support the use of your own domain..
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Old 24 Aug 2016, 06:49 PM   #4
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I have been using freenet.de happily.
I would write a review on them if I have the spare time.
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Old 24 Aug 2016, 06:51 PM   #5
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posteo.de doesn't support the use of your own domain..
Thanks!
There is a good reason as posteo's blog says, but yes: it's a difference
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Old 24 Aug 2016, 06:59 PM   #6
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Hi,

I do not really understand ; as I am able in posteo.de to define some entities, what would be the difference then ?
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Old 24 Aug 2016, 07:13 PM   #7
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(what I meant is "in that case, what is the difference with the use of your own domain ?"
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Old 24 Aug 2016, 09:15 PM   #8
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Thanks!
There is a good reason as posteo's blog says, but yes: it's a difference
There's nothing to stop you using your own domain with Posteo.

You can't configure MX records, but you can set up an SPF record for Posteo, and enable mail forwarding (via your domain registrar in most instances) to your Posteo account.

With in your Posteo account, you can set up a "send mail as" for your domain.
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Old 24 Aug 2016, 09:16 PM   #9
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There's nothing to stop you using your own domain with Posteo.

You can't configure MX records, but you can set up an SPF record for Posteo, and enable mail forwarding (via your domain registrar in most instances) to your Posteo account.

With in your Posteo account, you can set up a "send mail as" for your domain.
Yes, I know but it's not the same. I read it. Anyway I don't own a domain
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Old 24 Aug 2016, 09:18 PM   #10
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(what I meant is "in that case, what is the difference with the use of your own domain ?"
If you own szdavid.com for example, you can't use Posteo with your domain as it's normally used (read what Fred posted), only with Posteo's domains (posteo.org, posteo.com, posteo.de, etc...), so you must do some home work if you want to.
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Old 24 Aug 2016, 09:21 PM   #11
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Actually, what Fred wrote is exactly the same than "use with your own domain" ; what is the difference then ?
I can send an email as me@mydomain.tld and of course receive the emails

What is then the difference with mailbox ?
What does it offer that posteo does not ?
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Old 24 Aug 2016, 09:30 PM   #12
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Basically the difference is that Mailbox can have MX records but Posteo cannot.
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Old 24 Aug 2016, 11:08 PM   #13
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Another difference is that mailbox.org seems to have a faster webclient. Posteo.de is extremely slow to me (roundcube).
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Old 25 Aug 2016, 01:05 AM   #14
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Another difference is that mailbox.org seems to have a faster webclient. Posteo.de is extremely slow to me (roundcube).
Interesting... does it work without javascript too?, what's the name of the webclient?, is it opensource, javascript based...?. Can you post a link to some images?. Thanks 17pm.
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Old 25 Aug 2016, 02:01 AM   #15
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what's the name of the webclient?
They use OX Suite (Open-Xchange).

I've tried this previously on a trial, both with mailbox.org and with Namecheap Private Email.

This has a lot of features, but I just find it . . . too fussy, too messy.

Posteo, on the other hand, is fairly simple, straight forward, but easy to understand.

I've certainly had no problems at all with Posteo.

It just works.
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