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Old 16 Dec 2006, 01:25 AM   #286
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From another thread (posted here to be more on topic):
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I can't find any of JCapo's old posts..... Have they all been deleted?
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Neither can I, that's strange...
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Originally posted by nbarr
This post of mine originally linked (throught the word "not") to a post by John Capo.
The post still exists but is now under the name "Guest" instead of "Jcapo".
It's strange because the forum username field on his posts is now actually blank (with the status underneath listed as Guest).

I don't want to stir anything up, just curious about it. John has helped me a lot and I consider him a friend, but I also realize he doesn't post as much on EMD. There's also a separate Tuffmail forum...
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Old 16 Oct 2007, 09:11 AM   #287
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MugaDev for mugamail

First post.
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Old 27 Oct 2007, 07:51 AM   #288
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"upkeep of the forum"

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Here's an idea that's really off the top of my head i.e. I have only just thought of it...

What about a forum that only email providers can post to, where a provider can buy their own thread for an annual fee of (e.g.) US$25. They would then be able to use it to post updates and news about their service at a predefined frequency (e.g. max 4 updates per month)

The token fee would stop the forum being buried in 500 threads as every co-branded site under the sun descends en masse to post about their service. (Think of it as a low quality-control hurdle combined with a chance for providers to contribute to the upkeep of the Forum)

The posting frequency cap would make sure that providers didn't just keep "bumping" their own threads to the top of the forum.

Finally, there would of course be additional rules required e.g. providers are only allowed to post about developments to their OWN service in that forum, and they would only be allowed to post "news" e.g. a post saying "Hey, check us out..." wouldn't count.

I'm going out on a limb a bit by outlining the above on this thread in "raw" form i.e. before I've had a chance to think through the ramifications in detail - but I'd be very interested in all feedback.
Sounds like it could work, depending on the interest of such providers. Another angle is to make it easy for other donations. For example I often use those 'Visa All-Access Gift' cards to make internet purchases for privacy/security reasons, for which they are ideal. Bad point is its hard to keep from having a couple bucks left on a 25$ or 50$ card, and so far I ain't found no way to use it up, so I usually end up tossing the card. I sure would not mind sending that last few dollars your way. Over a years time that could add up to at least $10, and if others jump on the bandwagon, who knows?
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Old 27 Oct 2007, 02:05 PM   #289
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Since I posted that in January 2003, things have moved somewhat. For instance, there are masses more threads, posts and companies participating than then. Frankly, the administrative hassle of handholding companies over $25 a year wouldn't be worth it at this point, so while it may have been a good idea 4.5 years ago, it's an unworkable idea now...
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Old 2 Feb 2008, 11:59 AM   #290
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Round-up of service reps -- February 2008 (part 1)

These are all the ones I know about, there may be others...

(Nearly three years later than I intended, but still...)

As before, this time around I have deleted all those I know about where the service has died; and where the service is moribund or the rep hasn't visited EMD in far too long (it's usually both), I've marked the service in red.

As always, these lists are E&OE; any corrections are welcome.

4or.us: William Holmes

www.bigimap.com: gisarah (service still active but rep last here in 2004)

Bluebottle.com: rob_au, jon_au (couldn't confirm jon_au's status as there don't seem to be any posts by him)

BurntMail: ckirk, line_fault

CentralPets: Roger (last here in 2002)

CheckP3 (email client provider) (last here in 2004 -- note that web page is mostly in Italian)

Computermail.net: Computermail.net

Cwazy.co.uk: stevew

emailx.net: emailx.net (last posted here in 2002. Love their use of the Spectrum font, but their claim of "Email vastly superior to AOL, Hotmail & Yahoo" isn't saying much.)

eslzone.com: WendyB (last here in 2003; on 2008/1/2 @ 02:10, site was just a directory, but this might just be a glitch)

everyone.net: btn

Excite.com, MyWay.com: tkallen78 (just one post, back in 2004)

fadmail.com: Fahd (last post was in 2005. WARNING: when I visited homepage, it linked to notorious spyware site "Cursor Mania")

fastcheck.org: spiderman

fastmail.ca: hackish (AFAIK doesn't check these forums; appeared once because his service was mistaken for the one below. When opened on 2008/2/2 @02:33, was slow to open.)

fastmail.fm: Jeremy Howard, robmueller, kurianja, Onno, sam_watkins, rjlov, masta (no longer active), brong, Cory Johns (note that apart from Jeremy and Rob, some of these may be no longer active -- best go through the support channels)

filtermy.com (spam filtering service): FilterMy (last posted in 2004)

www.freepop3.net: FreePop3 (last posted in 2004)

Fusemail.com: bryanh, plathem

www.galaway.com: Galaway (last here in 2005: domain expired 21 January)

gawab.com: Gawab (warning, listed on RFC-Ignorant; some bulletin boards reject signups from this domain)

www.gishpuppy.com: gishpuppy (last here in 2004)

HotPop.com: Eric Savage (last here in 2004)

Hugemail.com: Hektor (last here in 2005)

HypeWise.com: Hypewise (only post was in 2003)

icarusindie.com: KalvinB (regards his users as "leeches", and made posts full of logic errors; also appears to have left EMD and not come back; none of which bodes well for the soundness of his service)

www.imap4all.com: imap4all (last here in 2005)

inbox.com: : MikeF (last here in 2003)

inumbers.com: rbpickup

jlmail.com: jlnt

killer.kkk.sg: Killer (note that the ac.gs domain space is long-dead)

www.lionrampant.co.uk: root (there seems to be a certificate problem, at least when the site is viewed with Firefox)

MailAndNews.*: see ShanjeMail

MailCruncher.com (spam-filtering service): OutboundIndex (last here 2004)

Mailsnare: Madiver, Allan

mochamail.com: mochamail (last here in 2002)

ModoMail: ModoEd, modovlad (couldn't connect)

morgle.com: terrymechan (last here in 2004)

NameCheap: enetwork (last here in 2003)

OnlineHomeBase: marcfest (only one EMD post, in 2003)

phatcom.net: marsel (marsel appears to have been a phatcom reseller; I don't think he is any longer)

plaxo.com: rikk, PlaxoPrivacy, redgee (user no longer exists) (last here 2005)

POP Peeper (email notifier): Sirath

Runbox: Liz, Geir, Arunav (no longer active), hanslysglimt, trond, sigurdur, tore, jschreib, Trip

(continued in following post)

Last edited by robert@fm : 3 Feb 2008 at 03:30 AM.
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Old 2 Feb 2008, 03:57 PM   #291
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SacMail.com: sacmail

www.Shadango.com : BenKrembs (last here 2004)

ShanjeMail: stevepierce (doesn't appear to be checking in here any longer (last here 2003), isn't very responsive to customer problems, takes a "blame the victim" approach to joe-jobs... Also, has changed to a new mail system and all old accounts need to be reactivated, but many users have reported that the reactivation form doesn't work. Avoid this "service".)

slashmail.org (personal) / clivity.com (business): slashmail

www.smileglobal.com: smileglobal (last here 2005; now business-only)

SnapperMail (email client provider): snapperfish (last post here was 2003)

snooty.com / snooty.net: snooty

spl.at: jonpanky (last posted here in June 2002)

www.strompost.com: strompost (last here 2004)

Switchemail.com: rvats (last here 2003)

unlimitedmail.net: carles (last here 2004)

vfemail.net: Havokmon

zworg.com: tfishwick (last here 2003)

(all below are unsorted -- it's late...)

mailtrust.com: DTWinters (last here 2005)

freepops.org: russels

itzoom.com: mike_regan

topemail.biz/polaris.com: topemail

eumx.net: fabule

unitedemail.com: UnitedEmail, DavidW, LisaF

redpin.com: redpin

e4ward.com: e4ward

goowy.com: Alexgoowy

kify.com: kify

nu.fm: nufm

lunarismail.info: richammond

zoobuh.com: zoobuh

mail2world.com: mail2world

GoDaddy.com: V99

controlledmail.com: Scott Kitterman

open-mail.org: David MacQuigg

mugamail.com: MugaDev

Note that as I am very tired (it was 04:37 UTC when I typed this bit), there are likely to be errors... And I (of course) haven't bothered to include any site that's come and gone since the last update (e.g. pluno.com is now a downloads site)...
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Old 2 Feb 2008, 04:01 PM   #292
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Red face Oops...

Could a mod please give the above post the same title as the previous one, but of course Part 2 instead of 1?
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Old 2 Feb 2008, 04:03 PM   #293
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Round-up of services which are dead or no longer have reps here -- February 2008

This list includes services which appear dead to me. Feel free to retest and submit a report if need be.

Bonnag.com: bonnag (just a portal)

eeism.com: eartheist -- it's dead Jim

www.citihub.net: CitiHub (service unreachable from here @ 01:25 UTC, 1/Feb/2008)

coolgoose.com: coolgoose -- just a redirect to a portal called CoolToad

CWCTV.NET (WebTV provider): user claimed to be a rep of this company, but provided no evidence for this when I asked; and as Edwin hasn't seen any such evidence either (or the "Representative of" field would have been set), I doubt the veracity of the claim

Eboxmail.net: andyw99

eeism.com: eartheist -- it's dead Jim

EmailAccount.com: sold by Edwin, no longer has a rep here to my knowledge

EmailBoutique.com: just a portal

www.eoutlook.com (former hosting provider): just a portal

Geekmail.com: gersham

impactforum.com: now an electronic-parts site

iWon.com: now a gambling site

www.largehotmail.com: just a portal

mindmail.com: domain has expired

OutboundIndex.org: just a wiki (and currently inaccessible)

www.PromptPost.com: redirects to BlueHome, doesn't seem to have a rep here anymore

Retroblue.com: dannywright99, baz191 (it's dead, Jim — DO NOT visit this site, you'll instantly be spammed by about half-a-dozen popups, most of them difficult to get rid of)

SyntheticBliss.com: online clothes shop

reflexnet.us: doesn't exist

tmicha.net: no longer has an official rep on EMD

tuffmail.com: former EMD user "JCapo" no longer exists

Universal Post Office (UPO): long-dead

wizworks.net: dead

xxos.us: most recently a blog, now gone altogether

yondermail.com: now just a search portal, like others in this post

zapo.net: now just a holding page
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Old 2 Feb 2008, 04:43 PM   #294
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btn is no longer around.... he does not work for everyone.net any longer
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Old 2 Feb 2008, 05:03 PM   #295
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PolarisMail.com - polarismail
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Old 2 Feb 2008, 05:24 PM   #296
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PolarisMail.com - polarismail
I could access the site. It isn't a free email.
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Old 2 Feb 2008, 05:39 PM   #297
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Polarismail isn't free, no argument here. But, AFAIK, offering a free service isn't a condition of being included in the list. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 2 Feb 2008, 06:20 PM   #298
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lavabit has a rep here. Told us about their webmail yesterday.

Bluebottle seems to both be here and not be here?
They seems to give priority to their own forum and
only answer here if they feel for it kind of.
That is the impression I got from them officially.
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Old 2 Feb 2008, 11:54 PM   #299
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Polarismail isn't free, no argument here. But, AFAIK, offering a free service isn't a condition of being included in the list. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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lBluebottle seems to both be here and not be here?
They seems to give priority to their own forum and
only answer here if they feel for it kind of.
That is the impression I got from them officially.
The only criteria for inclusion in these roundups are if the service is still active, and still participates in EMD -- not if EMD is the main focus of their interactivity (Mailsnare have long had their own channels for user feedback, which take priority over EMD, but they've always been listed), and certainly not if they're a free service...
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Old 3 Feb 2008, 12:17 PM   #300
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BueHome.net/PromptPost.com: BlueHome
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