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Re: [SLUG] own domainname with non-permanent connection?



This might be ugly.. well actually it would be way ugly but it's an answer 
from left field. how about setting up a (free) dynamic dns account 
(http://www.dyndns.org) and point your mail to that which in turn points to 
your ip (there are scripts u can download and run which update the dns 
automatically when you connect to the net (run script from /etc/ppp/ip-up).

I don't know how well this would work in practice, but I use them for a 
domain and used to get email sent to it until my uni blocked smtp at the main 
connection to the net.. haven't bothered telling everyone to swap back to old 
email address yet.. but performance wise they are pretty good. 5 min latency 
max in changing ip addresses.

Paul

On Sunday 24 June 2001 12:17, enterfornone mumbled something about:
> > The web forwarding is probably ok cos I can permanently
> > forward it to my web space under my isp.  But for email
> > I will need it to be either:
> > a) forwarded somewhere and held for my to retrieve later
> >    (eg. via pop/fetchmail)
>
> That is what I do.  Yahoo does it for about $10US a year (as well as
> handling the web redirect).  Obviously you also need a pop3 account
> somewhere.
>
> Check out this howto (it's a bit old, but it should all still apply).
>
> http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/mini/Offline-Mailing.html

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