admin at c0wzftp.com
Tue Jul 22 12:09:17 CDT 2008
i use google apps. it definetly took away all the hassle of keeping up
with spam and i have virtually unlimited accounts. i still maintain my
own dns @ everydns.net (free). godaddy is for domain renewals.
i dont see myself having my domain 10 years from now let alone the
exact same email address.
On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 10:58 AM, Daniel A. Ramaley
<daniel.ramaley at drake.edu> wrote:
> Thanks everyone for the discussion so far. I don't like administering
> e-mail. I'm happy to do it at work where i'm paid for it, but don't
> like doing it on my own network for free. I set up my current system
> about 10 years ago and have migrated it to different hardware a couple
> times as old equipment died but not really changed the software. (I'd
> be rather embarrassed to admit what version of OpenBSD the mail server
> Google Apps is tempting. I have a couple friends using it for their
> domains who seem to like it. But e-mail is something i dislike messing
> with enough that if i make any changes, i don't want to have to really
> think about it again for another 10 years. Will Google Apps still exist
> as it does now in 10 years? I don't know, but i doubt it since 10 years
> is such a long time in the computer industry. Did Google even exist 10
> years ago? I'm also not sure i'd like to entrust my mail to a
> commercial service that is offered for free since at any time in the
> future they could pull the plug on it and i'd have to scramble to set
> up something else.
> If i continue running my own, i'll probably go with some sort of Postfix
> setup. I've used qmail until now because at the time i set it up it
> seemed the best choice; others (including the venerable sendmail)
> either had a poor security history or were still early in development.
> These days i'd probably go with Postfix since it is the MTA i'm most
> easily able to wrangle into submission these days, having configured it
> on various machines at work.
> I like the idea of renting a virtual host somewhere outside my
> apartment. I've been considering that anyway. I got engaged recently,
> and the fiancée is not a techie person like me so i doubt she'll
> appreciate the rack of servers i keep in my apartment as much as i do.
> Becoming weary of the noise, over the last few years i've migrated most
> of the servers to modern low-power computers anyway. After the
> migration i saw a reduction in both computer noise and power bills. But
> if i could kill the remaining computer noise completely, get back the
> space my server rack takes up, and lower the power bills even more,
> that just might just be worth the monthly cost of renting a virtual
> machine somewhere or even a dedicated co-located machine. And as Tom
> pointed out, services located outside the apartment are far less prone
> to outages due to things such as moving, which i'll probably have to
> deal with somewhat soon-ish as another consequence of engagement.
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