domain and email address
Thread poster: Julia Kasper

Julia Kasper
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:57
English to German
Apr 28, 2003

I want to have an email address that does not get lost if I change my internet provider. I read somewhere I could buy a domain and use it as an email address. How does this work? Does every provider accept my domain name as an email adress?

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Alexander Chisholm  Identity Verified
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email addresses Apr 29, 2003

obviously, there are other, cheaper alternatives like hotmail, yahoo, netscape etc. that will operate as webmail addresses.



Otherwise, if you buy a domain and hosting etc. then you will be given email addresses and the pop3 addresses etc. Once you have these, if you set up outlook or outlook exoress with the parameters they give you, then you will be able to use your email addresses. A slight warning, some service providers will not allow \"mail relaying\" so bear that in mind.


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Gianfranco Zecchino  Identity Verified
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E-mail address also for Platinum members? Apr 30, 2003

Hi!



I enrolled as a Platinum member some months ago (also) to get a personal domain through ProZ. This should include an e-mail adress like blabla@mydomain.com, or am I wrong?

I could just find out how to create my webpage, but nothing about setting my mailbox.

Any details or hints to ProZ-Helppages about this issue?



Thanks a lot!


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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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e-mail address Apr 30, 2003

I think the normal procedure is to register a domain when you reserve web site space. The web site host then registers the domain for you. It is \"your\" domain and you can move it to a different provider (host) at a later stage if you wish; the provider is likely to charge a small fee for doing so.



In my case, for example, I reserved the domain www.marcprior.de with Strato, here in Germany. Strato did the registration for me, and assigned me five e-mail addresses (anything@marcprior.de) which I can choose and change as I wish.



What you really need is advice from people in your own country, as a provider in another country is not likely to be a practical proposition in many cases. Regarding your current provider\'s policy, why not ask them yourself?



Marc





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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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Have a look at the hosting page Apr 30, 2003

Ciao Gianfranco,

There is a special Hosting Page, as well as a related Tech Info. (Both links are in the FAQ list - use \"About - FAQ\" in the new site design.)



HTH - best regards, Ralf


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Gianfranco Zecchino  Identity Verified
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Thank you, Ralf. Apr 30, 2003

Thanks indeed for the second hint you gave me today.



Ciao/Grüße/Bye


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Julia Kasper
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:57
English to German
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Thank you Alexander and Marc. Apr 30, 2003

You confirmed my fears. My provider does not allow \"mail relaying\". Too bad, I will have to change again.

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xxx xxx
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Kürzer , prägnanter + tippfehlerresistenter May 12, 2003

Der eigene Domain-Name hat den Vorteil, daß man ihn sich relativ frei auswählen kann und er auch kürzer und damit leichter zu merken und tippfehlerresistenter ist, als manchmal die Adressen bei einem ISP.



Ich komme mit https://yahoo.united-domains.de sehr gut zurecht. Man zahlt eine jährliche Gebühr für den Domain-Namen und kann dann in seinem \'Portfolio\' bestimmen, welche Website aufgerufen wird, wenn man die Domain-Adresse angibt, z.B. die Homepage, die man bei seinem ISP eingerichtet hat. Das läßt sich sogar so einrichten, daß der Benutzer gar nicht die eigentliche, \'reale\' Adresse zu sehen bekommt, sondern nur die \'virtuelle\' Domain-Adresse.

Das gleiche gilt für e-mails.



Wenn man irgendwann seine Homepage woanders hin verlagert oder seine e-mail-Adresse ändert, paßt man einfach die Einstellungen in seinem Portfolio an.



Diane



(sorry for all those who do not speak German but I am tired and cannot think about English grammar and terminology any more)


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