EmailDiscussions.com

EmailDiscussions.com (http://www.emaildiscussions.com/index.php)
-   Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous (http://www.emaildiscussions.com/forumdisplay.php?f=8)
-   -   Mailbox.org : good alternative ? (http://www.emaildiscussions.com/showthread.php?t=72066)

szdavid 24 Aug 2016 05:41 PM

Mailbox.org : good alternative ?
 
Hello

I was going to switch to Fastmail but their price rise up is a no go for me ; it seems that mailbox.org is quite interesting as an alternative

What do you think about it ?

Thanks

jl66 24 Aug 2016 05:48 PM

It's like posteo.de to me (I am using it), both in Germany and the same price. I haven't used it but I would like to know the difference between these two email services :)

17pm 24 Aug 2016 06:18 PM

posteo.de doesn't support the use of your own domain..

jeffpan 24 Aug 2016 06:49 PM

I have been using freenet.de happily.
I would write a review on them if I have the spare time.

jl66 24 Aug 2016 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 17pm (Post 596505)
posteo.de doesn't support the use of your own domain..

Thanks!
There is a good reason as posteo's blog says, but yes: it's a difference ;)

szdavid 24 Aug 2016 06:59 PM

Hi,

I do not really understand ; as I am able in posteo.de to define some entities, what would be the difference then ?

szdavid 24 Aug 2016 07:13 PM

(what I meant is "in that case, what is the difference with the use of your own domain ?"

FredOnline 24 Aug 2016 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jl66 (Post 596510)
Thanks!
There is a good reason as posteo's blog says, but yes: it's a difference ;)

There's nothing to stop you using your own domain with Posteo.

You can't configure MX records, but you can set up an SPF record for Posteo, and enable mail forwarding (via your domain registrar in most instances) to your Posteo account.

With in your Posteo account, you can set up a "send mail as" for your domain.

jl66 24 Aug 2016 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredOnline (Post 596514)
There's nothing to stop you using your own domain with Posteo.

You can't configure MX records, but you can set up an SPF record for Posteo, and enable mail forwarding (via your domain registrar in most instances) to your Posteo account.

With in your Posteo account, you can set up a "send mail as" for your domain.

Yes, I know ;) but it's not the same. I read it. Anyway I don't own a domain :D

jl66 24 Aug 2016 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by szdavid (Post 596512)
(what I meant is "in that case, what is the difference with the use of your own domain ?"

If you own szdavid.com for example, you can't use Posteo with your domain as it's normally used (read what Fred posted), only with Posteo's domains (posteo.org, posteo.com, posteo.de, etc...), so you must do some home work if you want to.

szdavid 24 Aug 2016 09:21 PM

Actually, what Fred wrote is exactly the same than "use with your own domain" ; what is the difference then ?
I can send an email as me@mydomain.tld and of course receive the emails

What is then the difference with mailbox ?
What does it offer that posteo does not ?

FredOnline 24 Aug 2016 09:30 PM

Basically the difference is that Mailbox can have MX records but Posteo cannot.

17pm 24 Aug 2016 11:08 PM

Another difference is that mailbox.org seems to have a faster webclient. Posteo.de is extremely slow to me (roundcube).

jl66 25 Aug 2016 01:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 17pm (Post 596522)
Another difference is that mailbox.org seems to have a faster webclient. Posteo.de is extremely slow to me (roundcube).

Interesting... does it work without javascript too?, what's the name of the webclient?, is it opensource, javascript based...?. Can you post a link to some images?. Thanks 17pm.

FredOnline 25 Aug 2016 02:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jl66 (Post 596528)
what's the name of the webclient?

They use OX Suite (Open-Xchange).

I've tried this previously on a trial, both with mailbox.org and with Namecheap Private Email.

This has a lot of features, but I just find it . . . too fussy, too messy.

Posteo, on the other hand, is fairly simple, straight forward, but easy to understand.

I've certainly had no problems at all with Posteo.

It just works.


All times are GMT +9. The time now is 07:30 AM.


Copyright EmailDiscussions.com 1998-2013. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy