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Old 31 May 2015, 01:42 PM   #16
Just Bill
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I have been using their private type for a trial.
what I am not satisfied is that this type doesn't support active sync, only business and business office types support that.
I found their business class email to be quite affordable, so I chose it. I'm completely satisfied.
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Old 5 May 2020, 04:14 AM   #17
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Old 5 May 2020, 07:53 AM   #18
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Namecheap's Private Email is a bit of a "sleeper" around here. Quite good for the money, starting at only about $12 a year. Nothing amazing, but I found it reliable, trouble free, and easy to set up with your domain hosted at Namecheap.
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Old 5 May 2020, 11:39 PM   #19
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I think people may have been put off by the fact that, until recently, the basic account only allowed one alias. I think it may have been possible to create a catchall alias but that's likely to get a lot of spam.

It's gone up to 10 now, which is more reasonable .
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Old 19 Jun 2020, 05:18 AM   #20
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Does their 2FA support app passwords? From their docs, it looks like if you enable 2FA then you lost IMAP support.
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Old 24 Jun 2020, 06:59 AM   #21
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Does their 2FA support app passwords? From their docs, it looks like if you enable 2FA then you lost IMAP support.
I think that's probably right. I'm in the middle of a trial and I asked their customer support live chat about this. I couldn't really get a straight answer, but I was told that they don't recommend IMAP in combination with webmail 2FA. I was told I might get logged out. After pushing him a bit I think he meant be unable to authenticate.

What makes this worse is that the 10 aliases I mentioned previously can't be used to compose an email in webmail. You need an external mail client if you want to send mail from them.
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Old 24 Jun 2020, 07:28 PM   #22
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A bit OT, but we really need to move to better security systems for email and other important online accounts. I really wonder if having 2FA via SMS makes us less secure than just a long random password. The reason being there have been so many hacks of phone numbers recently, including many high-profile ones. Even when companies allow some other 2FA method, like an authenticator app or a security key, they often demand you have a phone number as a backup via SMS. That seems like it might defeat the security of the other methods. End of rant.
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