New email address
Short version: use one of the addresses on the contact page
I got a nasty letter from Zetnet this morning trying to charge me for another year of dialup, and more importantly for this update, email service.
Obviously I don't want to have to pay them whatever just to hold my domain name and host a pop3 mail account for me but I didn't know what else to do. I mean there are choices:
- I could transfer my domain name to DynDNS for a one-off fee of like thirty dollars, and point it at my local machine, but my computer isn't on 24/7, so mail might bounce depending on your local server config.
- I could do the same but point it at Felix's server, and possibly abuse my root privileges there to get it to forward mail here or keep it until it could do so or forward it to ntl's pop server. But that machine often loses availability for long periods of time (don't ask me why, I'm only co-admin:)) so again mail might bounce.
What about if I relax the conditions and say "screw trying to keep my old address", risking missing some email (I don't get much anyway) and giving you new address to use... I don't like my domain name very much anyway, like Simon once told me it's like way too long...
- I could tell you my DynDNS hostnames which will receive email but again, not available 24/7 (I have rjy.ath.cx and troa.ath.cx, which I'm basically sitting on, rather than have someone else get them before I think of a use for them, heh)
- I tell you my ntlworld address which will work while I am an ntl customer.
I saw the quickest and dirtiest solution was the last one. I've just removed all references to my old email address and replaced them with the ntl one because that one should at least work most of the time, even if my computer's not switched on. Sorry for the inconvenience but I didn't know what else to do, I am at a loss and quite frankly I panicked.
In summary if you want to email me you will probably have to use one of the (mangled) addresses on the contact page. Once again, my apologies.