[olug] Google changes to free

Jay Hannah jay.hannah at iinteractive.com
Thu Feb 17 14:39:42 CST 2022

On Feb 5, 2022, at 22:42, Ben Hollingsworth <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:
> I've run jedi.com email several different ways since 1995.  For the last 11 years, I've registered the domain at Namecheap (a very pro-FOSS company).  They host the DNS on their servers, and I have all my family's jedi.com mail addresses set up with them as redirects, mostly to gmail addresses that no outsiders ever see. You can even set up multiple destinations for a single address, so (for instance) my son's email also gets copied to my wife's and my accounts.  The only cost for that is the $10-ish per year for the domain registration.

Hmm… I pay directnic.com to resolve all my DNS, but I don’t see a way to do email forwarding purely via DNS? It appears directnic.com wants me to pay $20/year for a *TOTAL* of 6GB of storage for up to 6 email addresses, and that won’t work, I’m hoarding too much email (that I never read), and my parents hoard way more than I do.

My (currently) free account in Gmail: 2.87 GB of 15 GB used

Namecheap is better than DirectNIC, in this case?



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