Email help, please.

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    I have a domain and I use that domain address to send and receive emails, the problem is not receiving but sending...,


    Let me explain...

    I use shiftzz@noitsnotmydomain.co.uk
    The company who hosts my domain has supplied me with the incoming server settings.

    I am using my g-mail settings to send, but sometimes the recipient sends a reply through gmail not the shiftzz@noitsnotmydomain.co.uk address.

    Any suggestions, and I am not thinking about a mail server or anything expensive,,

    Ta
     
  2. Gromett

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    I am not familiar with gmail but the sender if they click reply will send to the "Reply to:" header in the incoming email.

    It would be worth using your incoming mail providers SMTP server. They should allow you to use smtp auth on port 587.
    You can then use this from anywhere on any connection.
     
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  3. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Thanks Karl

    Is there a way of setting up a 'virtual exchange server'? If that makes any sense?
     
  4. Gromett

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    Which features of exchange do you want?

    If you are just looking for full email configuration options. Your best bet would be to look for a linux host that uses plesk (or cpanel). You can then add mailboxes and create aliases for these mailboxes. You will then be able to access these using either webmail, IMAP4 or POP3.

    I would need more info regarding what you want to achieve in order to give specific advice.
     
  5. GJH

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    I have a "www.gjh.me.uk" domain with three e-mail accounts set up. Messages are sent via the 1&1 servers on which the domain is hosted.
    I maintain a web site for Glossop Heritage Trust which has a domain "http://www.glossopheritage.co.uk/" with a number of e-mail accounts set up. Messages are sent via the servers on which the domain is hosted.
    Current ISP is Virgin Media so I have a NTLWorld e-mail account. Messages are sent via the Virgin Media servers
    I have a gmail account as a result of having an Android tablet. Messages are sent via Google's servers.

    In all cases the "reply to" default is the sender address though it is possible (in the first two cases at least) to set up e-mail accounts such that incoming mails are forwarded to another address.

    It is also possible for someone who wants to reply to a message received from a gmail account (say) to change the address to another that they know the sender has before they send the message.
     
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    I forgot to add. In Eudora (on laptop & netbook) and the e-mail client on the tablet I simply have all my e-mail accounts set up. That way I see all my e-mails in one place no matter which address they have been sent to.
     
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    WHOOOOOSHHHHH


    that was the sound of the post going straight over my head:Rofl1:
     
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    .........I heard it tooooo..........:Rofl1:
     
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    Come on chaps. It's only ICT, nothing complicated :BigGrin:
     
  10. Addie

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    One of the features of using a @gmail.com to send and receive your e-mail via a domain name is that your gmail account will always appear in the "reply" rather then the "replyto" address as it is treated as an alias. Depending on who is replying to your e-mail depends on which address is picked out and used by the system.

    The best solution for this is to set up Google Apps. This means that you can still use GMail.com you log in using your @noitsnotmydomain.co.uk name. I set this up for all my clients.

    It is free for up to 10 accounts. For instructions on how to set it up, go here:
    https://www.google.com/a/cpanel/standard/new3

    You will be required to log into your control panel with your hosting company and update the MX Records. At the end you will be able to:

    1.) Log into gmail.com using shiftzz@noitsnotmydomain.co.uk and benefit from Google's interface / free storage. This will also be your Google username for any other Google services you use.

    2.) Send and receive e-mail using only shiftzz@noitsnotmydomain.co.uk with no other names being required.

    3.) Connect to your e-mail using Google's server information but again access your own domain name related e-mails.

    4.) Have upto 10 @noitsnotmydomain.co.uk addresses operating as above - all for free.
     
  11. GJH

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    Both Jill and I only created gmail accounts because it is necessary for usage of our Android devices.

    We've always kept them separate from other accounts and only used them on the Android devices because Google's privacy record sometimes appears to be lacking. This Story in the news today doesn't encourage us to link the gmail accounts to anything else.
     
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