email addresses - Pondering the Problem

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Steiny, Dec 22, 2003.

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  1. Steiny

    Steiny Fledgling Freddie

    Clearly a lot of people are a bit miffed that they are going to lose their email addresses, especially when the cost of redirecting can't be much more than zip.

    So, the question is, what can we do to try and encourage the nice people at to set us up basic forwarding?

    Oh yeah - #barrysworldemail for IRC fun
  2. Luap

    Luap Loyal Freddie

    Whats needed is DNS control of the domain.

    With this mail can be directed where you like. I for one can offer some pop3 access but I will need a hand with the scripting.
  3. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    As much as I hate the spam that seems to enter my BW addy I don't fancy having to change all that is registered with my BW addy. Plus just seems to fit so so well :)
  4. kanonfodda

    kanonfodda Fledgling Freddie

    It would be nice to keep it, especially as the company who host my domain keep blocking my home IP :S
  5. Utumno

    Utumno Fledgling Freddie

    Forwarding email is going to be tricky for GAME, because the clueless bunch of muppets don't own the domain...

    Utumno. :kissit:
  6. Insane

    Insane Wait... whatwhat?

    whos the "owner" of then? i thought ownership would have been transferred when game bought the company over?

    id like to see the e-mails retained purely for nostalgic sake.. since the rest is somewhat destined for and the wastepaper bin it wont be nice.
  7. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    I wouldn't mind having a freddyshouse based one but would still like to see a bw forwarding system in place for at least 3 months.
  8. Meatballs

    Meatballs Loyal Freddie

    *signs up for hotmail* :(
  9. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    I would rather pay for another domain than have a shitmail account ;)
  10. Sh33p

    Sh33p Fledgling Freddie

    Yeah sucks, really hope they find a way to at least redirect, not looking forward to changing every email stored for the last few years :/
  11. Luribomb

    Luribomb Fledgling Freddie

    my precioussss :(
  12. Cyfr

    Cyfr Banned is registered until 2007..
  13. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    That it may be but it would be like a building front but nothing inside.
  14. Whipped

    Whipped Part of the furniture

    Just to resutrected this thread. Does anyone have any good, free, alternative e-mail sites that arn't shite web based ones like hotmail?

    I don't really fancy using my ntlWorld address, as I've been using it for years to enter addressess where I don't want any contact. Now it's full of 1000's of spam.
  15. bigbb

    bigbb Loyal Freddie


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  16. Whipped

    Whipped Part of the furniture is being held by the AntiChrist!!!
  17. Stoned

    Stoned Guest

    So can anything be done about this?

    I dont want to lose my address :(

    Dont mind paying a few quid towards anyserver that could host it.
  18. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    You can have up to 5 email address with ntlworld, I use a variation of my private email address to keep spam at bay. All you have to do is re-register via their ntlworld site, and you can get more email addys.
  19. Deebs

    Deebs Chief Arsewipe Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Couple of things:

    1) There is a dispute between Game.NET and the current registrant of I cannot say anymore.

    2) All accounts will be shutdown as per the email including mine :( Not that I care anymore as its full of spam now and I prefer my teczone and freddyshouse emails.

    3) Forwarding of emails will not happen. GAME.NET want to shutdown the entire multiplay section of the business. If they setup forwarding, or anything else like that it will mean support potentially and something else to worry about.

    4) That was actually 4 things not a couple :p
  20. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    Its a shame, because I have not a clue what I registered with using my email :/
  21. Elcain

    Elcain Fledgling Freddie

    Well it was a Few but you added a fourth my saying theses four :touch:
  22. RandomBastard

    RandomBastard Can't get enough of FH

    I already dealt with these problems cause i accidentally changed my bw account to a account (which will be deleted to i guess) and as such i've probably lost lots of things anyway.

    Atm im resorting to using my university email which i dont really wanna do cause its only got an imap store and no external sendmail server (and their vpn confuses me).

    So if any1 does come up with an alternative id like to know.
  23. raw

    raw Can't get enough of FH

    I stopped using mine, it just got hammered with spam, i ended up registering my own domain so i had my own address, rather than some shitemail one.
  24. Meatballs

    Meatballs Loyal Freddie

    Hotmail is the key! :(
  25. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

  26. Whipped

    Whipped Part of the furniture

    Yay. Sorted out my mail now. See below.

    edit : Or don't, as my sig doesn't seem to want to update itself.
  27. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    I only get emails from some of the other peeps from round here on mine....the rest seems to be spam atm.
  28. Cyfr

    Cyfr Banned

    For what it costs all users should do this :p.. I've had NO spam whatsoever since I got mine. I could not possibly go back to hotmail and its 'Enlarge your penis' adds :)
  29. Clown

    Clown Part of the furniture

    Thanks for telling us Teh_Krypt

  30. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Never, ever, not even once got a spam mail on my addy ........

    - that's why I'm sorry to see it go :(
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