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Stop using your internet access provider email address

FYI => Why You Should Use Google Apps with a Personal Domain Instead of Your Gmail Account” by Kevin Purdy on Life Hacker.

http://lifehacker.com/5708219/why-you-should-use-google-apps-with-your-personal-domain-for-your-google-life

A couple things to add…

Given the price of domains, you should never ever use a @verizon.net or @comcast.com. If you switch access providers (simply put) you’re screwed. Even just plain old @yahoo.com or @gmail.com is at least immune to that. And doesn’t it look funny when you see @verizon.net on a business card?

One of the things I like about Yahoo is that it allows you to receive via one account (e.g., info@mysite.com) but when replying you can switch the send from to another account (e.g., myname@myothersite.com). This is great when you want to transition from one email address to another. The point is (and many people don’t realize this), you can use Yahoo like you use Outlook to check email. It’s not just an email address but hosted email program. As long as you have a browser you’ll be able to access your email. No more, “Oh, that’s in the email on my computer at home…”

I’m not sure if Gmail does the cross sending or or not. (BTW, I know Zoho does not.) Google can POP multiple accounts, I’m just not sure if you can switch the send from. Quite frankly, I’m not comfortable with Google mining and indexing my every key stroke. I do use Google services, but when given a viable alternative I’ll go with that.The fact is, Big Brother is watching.

Finally, Yahoo provides unlimited storage verses Google’s still very generous 6 or 7 gigs. So if you have an important photo/document you want archived, just email them to yourself. It’s not a proper backup but as a quick & dirty it’s better than nothing. There is a size limit to attachment with Yahoo. I think for the free version is 10megs and for the paid it’s 20megs. I’m not too sure at this point.

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