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Marketing VL => General => Topic started by: pierce.jason on September 13, 2011, 02:33:55 pm

Title: users@vectorlinux.com email addresses
Post by: pierce.jason on September 13, 2011, 02:33:55 pm
I just found an old thread about this. I think this still sounds like a great idea, go checkout the original thread http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=10455.0 (http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=10455.0).

It sounded like the primary drawback at the time was administrative/server overhead.

This would be a great use for branded-gmail aka "Google Apps for Your Domain". It is free for non-profit orgs and I have set this up before for my domain wholebean.info. Just like gmail, users who prefer an offline client can access via POP/IMAP.

Everything is hosted by Gmail, and users have access to the full suite of tools such as calendar and docs (Could be good tools for devs to use coordinate?). New account setup can be handled by any one of a number of deligated "admins" through their simple webadmin panel.

Even subdomains can be used to setup accounts such as @dev.vectorlinux.com or @supporter.vectorlinux.com
Title: Re: users@vectorlinux.com email addresses
Post by: M0E-lnx on September 13, 2011, 03:10:15 pm
itd be nice for sure.  i still want one ;)
Title: Re: users@vectorlinux.com email addresses
Post by: budulay on September 14, 2011, 03:27:20 pm
I would very much like to get one as well.
Title: Re: users@vectorlinux.com email addresses
Post by: ronnyquest on November 11, 2011, 12:12:00 pm
itd be nice for sure.  i still want one ;)

That would be great, but it would also add another level of administration to the project team.  I'd much rather they spent time working on VL, rather than VL user mail account issues.
Title: Re: users@vectorlinux.com email addresses
Post by: retired1af on November 13, 2011, 05:20:00 am
I have thought about providing something like this on my site. And then I go look at the security logs and all the spam, script kiddie, and hack attempts.

Not worth the hassle. ;-)