On Sun, Apr 17, 2016 at 04:03:24PM +0930, Tim wrote:
On Sat, 2016-04-16 at 12:27 -0500, g wrote:
Some service providers are just crap, and knowing that I've not used an
ISP mail account since I ditched my second one. That way, I'm not held
hostage to them. It's really worth getting your own domain name, then
you can do your mail through whichever host you feel like using, and
dump them if they go bad, yet still keep the same address.
With your own domain name you could also set up your own mail server
at least for the inbound email. Doing that gives you an unlimited
number of "email accounts". I'm currently approaching 400 aliases
to "jon". If I start a new relationship with a vendor or a mail list
I create an additional alias. My filtering pulls out various things,
like this list, and at the end splits into "jon" and "NotToJon".
If any of the aliases begins to get spammed, I set the server to reject
that address and, assuming I want to continue the relationship, have to
establish a new address only with the one vendor.
On that note, having more than one email address means that you get
extra doses of spam. Though it is handy to have more than one, so you
can still email if a service goes down, or you have to use mail away
from your own computers.
Having multiple email accounts (seldom given out, and real accounts,
not the aliases I mention above) has saved my butt a couple of times.
Jon H. LaBadie jonfu(a)jgcomp.com