I’m a decade+ Dreamhost user, and have recommended them to dozens of friends over the years.
I’ve also taught them how to use the catch-all mechanism for keeping track of email abusers.
I have (literally) hundreds of these “disposable” email addresses, some of them for real business (like my email account associated with Dreamhost itself).
Well, I’m done.
I’ve moved my catch-all email to Fastmail. They have a 30 day free trial, and it took all of 20 minutes to get everything running (just MX. DNS still hosted by Dreamhost for now. Pro tip: Set your DNS TTL to something short, like 5 minutes, before you make this change. Wait for the TTL to kick in then make changes. That way, you can see effects of your change more quickly).
So far, so good. Both the administration and webmail UIs are better than Dreamhost. It feels faster than Dreamhost too.
I’m also going to set up a spare domain name on 1and1 also and compare.
G Suite (Google) is an option I’ll look into.
All of these are in the $5 a month/$50 a year range.
It sucks to be paying more to get the same behavior I was getting on Dreamhost, but clearly they don’t want my business.
I’ll be looking into moving my dozens of websites off Dreamhost in the coming months.