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    emails accounts

    what email account do you have and why?

    i having been thinking about my email accounts...the problem i have is every time i move like from mweb to telkom or to where ever next i have to change my email address and i dont always have access...

    so i have to keep sending change of email address.

    is it not better just to have an email account with google...gmail...which i have had the longest and i can access it from anywhere?

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    I would register a domain like murdock.co.za and use that for email. Gmail is what I use for personal account and it is great when you change ISPs. For business it does make you look a bit iffy.
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    I use web-based gmail exclusively, for both personal and business purposes.

    It has advanced (and still is) over the years and can be used very professionally for business purposes.

    I have about 6 different email addresses that I route through my single gmail account, and none of my email contacts are any the wiser that I am using gmail in the background.

    Until recently it was a bit tacky, in the sense that recipients would see my email address as "Neville Bailey [neville@accountingsoftwaresupport.co.za on behalf of nvll.bl@gmail.com]", particularly if the recipient was using Outlook 2003 or later. It is now possible to bypass gmail's outgoing server and substitute it with your own smtp server - I use the mailhop smtp service.

    It is also possible to use HTML in gmail signatures, which was not possible until recently.

    When my Outlook *.pst file started getting corrupt as few years ago, I made the move to gmail and I haven't looked back.

    My BlackBerry has Google Sync installed, which allows seamless OTA 2-way syncing between my BB and gmail, in terms of contacts and calendar items. I can even accept meeting requests from an Outlook user and update my gmail calendar.

    When my laptop was stolen 2 years ago, I was able to access all my emails, via my BB, including emails from a few years back, because everything was stored on gmail!

    I would definitely recommend gmail to anyone!
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    I fully agree on the Gmail option. I have also been using this "backup" system for some years and works well.
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    If you register a domain for your own email, does this then belong to you? and you can take it to anyone to run for you ?

    How does it work & what are the costs like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWalker View Post
    If you register a domain for your own email, does this then belong to you? and you can take it to anyone to run for you ?

    How does it work & what are the costs like?
    Once you've registered your domain it belongs to you as long as you pay for it each year. You can host with any ISP you choose. Yearly registration costs about a hundred bucks or less from what I remember. Hosting is dependant on your website if you have one and how many email address. This is entirely negotiable with your ISP.
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    You could even get the same through Google: http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/domain.html
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    I have setup similar to Neville's and it works very well for me, it serves as a multiple backup systems.

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    Cannot agree more with Neville.
    Besides the email, Gmail gives you the calendar, docs and more.
    And then, when I moved from my Nokia E71 to Samsung Galaxy, I did not even need a PC suite of some sort. I just Synchronised my Nokia with Google, moved the SIM and again Synchronised the Galaxy with Google. And all my contacts, calendar, mail was there. Its awsome.

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    So a quick question for the guys using Gmail as a primary or routing\backup system?

    Do you use an email client like Outlook or do you just use the Gmail Website as your client?

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