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Old 09-25-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
Lola Kews
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Best hosting service for Linux users.


I am just a home computer user that runs Linux distros. I am having a LOAD of problems with Hotmail, Gmail, Opera, and others more than likely!

So I am looking into current hosting services witch I know nothing about.

If you have personal experience please fill me in as best you can, the good, bad, and the ugly so to speak.
 
Old 09-25-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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I am having a LOAD of problems with Hotmail, Gmail, Opera, and others more than likely!
What problems BTW?
 
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:09 PM   #3
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I am curious.

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I am having a LOAD of problems with Hotmail, Gmail, Opera, and others more than likely!
I don't see the connection between this question and a question about "hosting services," which normally means web hosting services, such as GoDaddy, HostGator, and A Small Orange.

I agree with unSpawn. More detail would be quite useful.

As an aside, I don't use Hotmail and I use Gmail rarely, but I have no issues with Gmail or the Opera browser in Linux. Opera has been my go-to browser on Windows and Linux for years.
 
Old 09-25-2013, 09:56 PM   #4
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Are you referring to web hosting or email hosting? What problems are you having? What are you trying to accomplish with a 3rd parting hosting service?
 
Old 09-25-2013, 11:47 PM   #5
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I believe Lola Kews is referring to the email troubles described in https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ft-4175477923/. This thread may have been prompted from post #7 in the referenced thread. He's looking for an email hosting provider, I believe.

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Old 09-26-2013, 02:37 PM   #6
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ft-4175477923/

unSpawn, the above link will explain it all.


I am refering to email hosting,if I have to get it through a commercial site that gives a hosting package I do not care. I just want to get an email service that is NOT under MS controll that is reliable, honest and doesn't require a cell phone number.

I would really appreciate some replys soon as this is inpacting my life right now.

Thanks

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Old 09-26-2013, 04:11 PM   #7
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I use two external email hosting services that are linked to domain names I registered with a domain registrar. They are both email hosting only, not web hosting. The registrar I use is Namecheap.

One service I use is the Open-Xchange (Ox-Mail) email package offered by Namecheap. It is their "personal mail" package. It's inexpensive, at only $2.99 per year for one email address. Availability is high, but there have been a few unplanned outages lasting anywhere from a few hours to nearly a day over the last 3 or 4 years. They've improved and gotten more stable in the last couple of years. They have good online doc, and their email and live technical support is decent. Namecheap is also a good domain registrar. I've never had any problems with them. I recommend them as a good low-cost option.

The other email service I use is everyone.net. It is geared toward small business. It is a lot more expensive than the Namecheap/Ox-Mail service. The least expensive option at everyone.net will run you just over $100 annually. I don't know if they are also a domain registrar. I just point one of my Namecheap domains to their mail servers. In the six or so years I've used them, I've never had a single outage or glitch of any kind. They are rock-solid stable and dependable. I highly recommend them if you need a professional quality service.

Both of these email services and the domain registrar require normal contact info and credit card info, just like any service provider you purchase services from. So that includes your telephone number. But neither one requires that you provide a cell phone number in order to use the email services you purchase from them. I believe you have the option of using PayPal instead of a credit card with Namecheap.
 
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:51 PM   #8
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I'll summarize what you need to do if you want to use the Namecheap personal email package. It should be about the same process for any of the many similar services out there:

1) Purchase a domain name from Namecheap.

2) Purchase a WhoisGuard Privacy Protection package for your domain (it may come free with the new domain name for the first year). This substitutes proxy contact information managed by the registrar in place of your own name, address, and telephone number in the Whois registry. You probably don't need this if you are a business with a public address and contact info, but it is highly recommended otherwise.

3) Purchase one of the cloud email hosting packages (not a web hosting or web+email hosting package). You can get the basic personal email package free for the first year.

4) Once your domain name is available, go to Accounts > Manage Domains > Modify Domains, and set up the email hostname in the mail settings section. I think they have some automated setup options you can choose from, and there is good help information in their Knowledge Base.

5) Click the Ox-Mail Hosting link under E-Mail Management and set up your email account username and password.

6) Configure the inbound and outbound ports and server names in your client email software on your PC.
 
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:01 PM   #9
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Hi Z038, I really do appreciate the time you have spent helping me get things straightened out. This email fiasco I've been going through has been a real nightmare!

I'm going to check both of the sites out and see what I can come up with.

By the way, I want you to know that everything I said in the other post concerning MS/HM/OP was the absolute truth.

When I get things straightened out I'll let you know.

Take care.
 
Old 09-27-2013, 04:35 PM   #10
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You're welcome, and best of luck to you Lola Kews.
 
Old 09-28-2013, 04:47 AM   #11
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I used Lux Scientiae for years and was very happy with them. Recently I realised I was paying for a quality of support I don't need and switched to PolarisMail. I always had my own domain name.
 
  


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