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05-24-2001, 06:05 PM
Hello All. I've done a bunch of research and came up with Futurequest as one of the best hosts available. I've been lurking on the boards for about a year now and am just about ready to get an account, but have a question.
When you say "XX email accounts" does that mean each email account has a separate login? The reason I ask is because I will likely be starting out running the sites I put up myself, but want email to go to different addresses like "firstname.lastname@example.org", "email@example.com", "firstname.lastname@example.org", etc. If I set up say 12 email addresses for different email responses do I have to log in 12 times to check all of the accounts? Or is there a way for all of the email to go to one account for the same domain?
Now I read about your "catch all", but I ask because I'd also like the email I send to have different return addresses. For example if someone sends email to "email@example.com" and I reply I'd like the reply to come from "firstname.lastname@example.org". Can this be done without having to log into each email account separately? The prospect of logging into 12 or 15 different accounts on the same domain so the return address is correct seems like it will get old after about 3 days.
05-24-2001, 06:25 PM
Welcome! You will like it here at FQ.
As far as e-mail goes, you can set it up however you like. You can set up 12 different e-mail addys so that you have to log in to 12 different accounts. Or, you can set up 11 aliases, that all forward to a single address and log in once, retrieve all the mail, and (possibly?) have your email client sort it for you. Or, somewhere in between.
I have a few different email addresses. One I give out to my family and friends, one I give out to my students (at school), one for webmastering, and so on. I have them all set to forward to a single email address (they are aliases), or you can even just use the catch-all account, and they will forward there.
05-24-2001, 06:57 PM
Thanks for the reply Sheila. Now in the scenario you describe with the aliases, when you reply does the return address list the "alias" or does it list the "catchall"? What I mean is if I have "email@example.com" and "firstname.lastname@example.org" all go to "email@example.com" and I reply to someone who sent mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org", does the return address give "email@example.com"? I'd imagine it would give the return address of the catchall, meaning any mail that gets routed to my catchall that I reply to would all have the same return address.
What I'm trying to get is the ability to have replies come from different addresses without having to log into multiple accounts everyday.
05-24-2001, 07:12 PM
As far as replying goes, that would be a function of your mail client. When you connect to the SMTP server to post a message, you can have
and the SMTP server will accept it. SMTP is for posting mail. POP is for retrieving mail sent to you. They are two different things. You are not "logged in" to a POP account when you send mail out.
Usually you set up your mail client, to have certain "from" addresses when you compose an email message. Pegasus is one mail client that lets you have different "identities" for sending out from different email addresses. I got the impression, that The Bat! also has a feature like this.
05-25-2001, 03:17 AM
I have my email set up exactly as you describe, with multiple addresses at multiple domains all ending up in one pop3 mailbox.
In fact, if you want everything from your domain to come to the same mailbox it's even easier -- there's next to nothing to set up at FQ's end. Either set the catch all address to forward to your ISP email address (eg firstname.lastname@example.org) and carry on collecting mail exactly as you do now, or just use the catch all mailbox for your domain (eg email@example.com).
If you want some of the email from your domain to go to someone else you can do that too by setting up aliases (eg firstname.lastname@example.org forwards to email@example.com)
I use Eudora, and have several personalities set up for outgoing mail with different "from" addresses. I also use its message filtering abilities to sort incoming messages based on various criteria -- some messages get automatically filed, and those remaining in the in box are color coded so I can see at a glance what they are about.
Hope this helps (rather than confuses!)
05-26-2001, 09:13 PM
Quite helpful John! Thanks!
Thanks for your help as well Sheila!
People sure are responsive on these boards!
05-31-2001, 06:39 PM
ok, from all your postings, i understand that there are a few ways for retrieving emails sent to your tld email addy. i'd like to reiterate what all was said here just for my own understanding.
i'd just like to know the technical difference between the Catch-All feature and creating Aliases:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com could be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org, just as email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org could be all be forwarded to email@example.com
2--but as Darrlys mentioned, could firstname.lastname@example.org send email out w/reply-to set email@example.com?
06-01-2001, 03:23 AM
Whatever you want, you can have :)
You can have any combination of addresses @metamorphys.com going to your FQ pop3 mailboxes or to external email addresses. You control this from your accounts CNC control panel.
So if all your different addresses @metamorphys.com are actually going to the same place you can just use the catch all and not bother to set up individual aliases. Alternatively you could set up aliases for each address pointing to the same place. It's up to you!
"From" and "Reply to" headers in your outgoing emails are purely a function of your email software. For instance in Eudora you use "Personalities", or in Outlook you use "Accounts". If you are using anything @metamorphys.com as the from address your ISP is unlikely to allow the mail through its own mail servers so make sure you specify mail.metamorphys.com as the outgoing mail server in your email program.
So yes, each person who receives mail @metamorphys.com[nbsp][nbsp]can set up their email software to use their @metamorphys.com[nbsp][nbsp]address as the from address.
[This message has been edited by John Kennett (edited 06-01-01@03:29 am)]
06-05-2001, 01:53 PM
just set up an alias that i want forwarded to my pop3 email addy.[nbsp][nbsp]i even tried to telnet to get my email at my firstname.lastname@example.org and tried to get it straight from my email@example.com, but i'm not getting my firstname.lastname@example.org email![nbsp][nbsp]what am i doing wrong?[nbsp][nbsp](yes, i've got the Catch-All feature enabled. so i don't get what's going on).
I just sent a message to email@example.com and it does appear to have landed successfully in the firstname.lastname@example.org email account.
Let us know if you are able to retrieve the message or not as it is in there.[nbsp][nbsp]You should retrieve it by checking the webadmin account.
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06-05-2001, 02:21 PM
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