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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 2009-09-17, 10:58 PM
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My experience with one of the Canadian sites is that they don't block spam very well either. I stopped using them when they started charging for mail forwarding.

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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 2009-09-18, 02:06 AM
 
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Quote:I did not mean that in was incorrect
Not sure how "That is not correct" can mean anything different.

Hugh...the meaning was that is not correct behaviour for an ISP regarding email. May be what they do but not correct customer service. Gotta read between the lines occasionally.

Anyway for those discussing .com etc. options. I like .ca as I am Canadian. Just a preference!
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With some mail providers, including IIRC Google, you can pull your mail from your old account, without having to forward it. However, the old account has to be active.
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Shaw nukes the account within days of ISP service being cancelled. That's my partner's experience as of 2 1/2 years ago when we switched to telus.

I've only had one small ISP (in the U.S.) offer forwarding service for a few weeks after cancellation. The rest simply nuke your account upon cancellation.

FWIW, Bigfoot.com used to offer free forwarding service. Not sure if they still do anymore.
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You can keep your Telus e-mail account for $5.20/month.
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Just for fun, I checked one or two canadian sites (I'm not against the US ones, I guess there's no difference if it's just being used for email) and it seems like their prices PER MONTH were around $5-10
My experience is that they're harder to register as well. Plus way more expensive. That's why I have much cheaper .com's that I registered through 1and1.com . Like I said, about US$8/year and basically I own the address, have one IMAP (not exchange) mailbox that I don't use, and 400 forwards that I do use. In fact I created a new one just tonight for a new web registration.
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You go to a registrar site not a hosting site. Someone like baremetal.com a canadian registrar. You register the .ca and "forward" all the email to your actual email account. This is provided with the .ca registration and can be as little as 10-20/year. If you are seeing 10/month then you are looking at hosting accounts and you don't need that!
The .ca is now just as easy to register. No more complicated process.
I don't have any interest in that registrar but they provide forwarding so I've named them.

You can also use your ISP's web hosting space they give you such as www.isp/yourname and point abc.ca to it, so it looks like you have a hosting service custom. Hope that ids not confusing(perhaps another topic).
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You go to a registrar site not a hosting site. Someone like baremetal dot com a canadian registrar. You register the .ca and "forward" all the email to your actual email account. This is provided with the .ca registration and can be as little as 10-20/year. If you are seeing 10/month then you are looking at hosting accounts and you don't need that!
I don't have any interest in that registrar but they provide forwarding so I've named them.

You can also use your ISP's web hosting space they give you such as www,isp.yourname and point abc.ca to it, so it looks like you have a hosting service custom. Hope that ids not confusing(perhaps another topic).

You can also host a .ca and have email accounts for as little as $20US/yr. Works for me with several non-profits and me personally.

See how slams dot ca works and judge for yourself if $20US/year is a good deal. You can actually have upt to 5 .ca's hosted for that price.

SORRY ABOUT THE DOUBLE!!??

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