Saturday, June 10, 2006
I signed up for Google’s hosted domain email several months back, and I finally got accepted. Here’s a nice overview of what it’s like. It’s now set up and working with one of my other domains. I used forward all of the email from this domain to my Gmail account
- I’m already using the regular Gmail.
- There are hundreds of emails in that account and there isn’t any way to transfer it over.
- Their terms of service says “Google is providing the Service during the Beta Term free of charge; however, Google reserves the right to charge a fee for the Service after the Beta Term.” I don’t want to start using it and then later find I need to pay a ton of money to continue using it. Hopefully they will keep a free service for a limited number of users and then charge to get more users.
On the other hand:
- I have the ability to create up to 25 users, all with 2GB of space, the same features as regular Gmail, and an integrated calendar and chat. Nice, but only if I had that kind of community where it would be useful.
- Remember back in the day when all of the “teen domains” used to offer free web based mail from places like bigmailbox.com and everyone.net? I signed up for a lot of those, but the one I can clearly remember was the one from muted. This could bring the trend back!
So then, I would like to offer up free web based mail at onetruepairing dot com, thanks to Google. You’d need to contact me though so that I can set up an account for you. They’d be good email addresses for fanfic writers or something.