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Old 23 Jul 2021, 01:05 AM   #16
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I'll check them out. Do they have limits on the number of email aliases? I can't see anything in their docs.
You could send a PM to George Breahna, he represents Polarismail here on the forum, or use the Chat option on their website.
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Old 1 Aug 2021, 03:56 AM   #17
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At the time of writing, there's no mention of the closure on the Tuffmail website.
The website has been updated, the message short but sweet:

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Tuffmail is ceasing all operations on January 1.
And that's all he wrote!
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Old 1 Aug 2021, 04:43 AM   #18
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A very professional message
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Old 1 Aug 2021, 06:12 AM   #19
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A very professional message
I didn't expect anything else.
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Old 1 Aug 2021, 06:46 AM   #20
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Although this is the worst news in a long time, I must congratulate John Capo for

1) letting the users know well ahead

2) not having sold the service to the devil, e.g. to another email service or (worse!) to some clueless investor with deep pockets.
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Old 1 Aug 2021, 08:59 AM   #21
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John mentioned GreatMail, which I never heard.
Do you have experience on this provider?
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Old 2 Aug 2021, 12:26 AM   #22
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Greatmail caters to businesses. Here are some of its prices:

https://www.greatmail.com/email-host...dard-plans.php
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Old 2 Aug 2021, 06:01 AM   #23
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Check also PolarisMail - https://www.polarismail.com - I use them for years with no problems.
Thank you Reuven!

While we have seen a small uptick in sign-ups from Tuffmail customers, it really appears this was a very specialized service catering to a very niche market. We don't have all the features that Tuffmail has nor do we strive to have them and honestly I don't think other big providers have them either.

That being said, I'm sorry to see them go, they've been around for a very long time but maybe their over-specialization turned out to be not so profitable :|
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Old 3 Aug 2021, 01:26 PM   #24
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it really appears this was a very specialized service catering to a very niche market. We don't have all the features that Tuffmail has nor do we strive to have them and honestly I don't think other big providers have them either.|
Yeah, well said. That's exactly true! I am finding that I need to replace my Tuffmail account with several others (Runbox being the main one) and use forwarding at DNS level, as suggested by John Capo.
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Old 4 Aug 2021, 07:06 PM   #25
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While we have seen a small uptick in sign-ups from Tuffmail customers, it really appears this was a very specialized service catering to a very niche market. We don't have all the features that Tuffmail has nor do we strive to have them and honestly I don't think other big providers have them either.|
I think Rollernet is coming close.
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Old 5 Aug 2021, 05:37 AM   #26
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I think a lot of this is belts are having to be tightened as thereís less money for extras.

Iím not sure whether eumx.net would have you want with the more advanced web interfaces. If something like Microsoft Exchange have a look at tidyhosts.com. Alternatively for a year signup with Godaddy and get what you want for £18-£20 for the first year.
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Old 5 Aug 2021, 06:16 PM   #27
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I think Rollernet is coming close.
That's a very interesting suggestion. Their website lists several plans with fantastic features. Looks good on paper. Need to study in detail.
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Old 6 Aug 2021, 12:49 AM   #28
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Not sure what the differences are between Rollernet's various offerings: Basic, Personal, Personal Plus, Standard, etc. Lots of obscure stuff on that website leaves me with many questions. They may be great at email services, but they certainly lack in communication skills!
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Old 6 Aug 2021, 01:06 AM   #29
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Just thinking, how hard would it be for Tuffmail to be taken over by a willing enthusiast?

You obviously would have to continue payments to all the providers involved, and if that could happen, what skills would be needed to keep it all ticking over?

There must be some individual, or even a group of people that have the necessary experience between them to make it happen - if they would really like the service to continue.
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Old 6 Aug 2021, 05:59 AM   #30
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Not sure what the differences are between Rollernet's various offerings: Basic, Personal, Personal Plus, Standard, etc. Lots of obscure stuff on that website leaves me with many questions. They may be great at email services, but they certainly lack in communication skills!

What exactly is too obscure? There's one page on the website for mail services... everything is on there that I'm aware of.

Does the comparison table not work on your browser for the different service levels?
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