I do not use nor like the dreamhost webmail interface and manage all email through Gmail. Gmail allows you to SEND email within Gmail using a different email address (one created through dreamhost for your own domain). However, dreamhost stated: “Our system no longer allow email address (with inbox) plus email forwarding. The reason why we no longer have this feature is because most of the customers are using this feature for email archiving.”
Practically speaking, this means that I cannot get any email forwarded to my Gmail. So I can SEND email from Gmail because they allow me to add the hosted domain address created in dreamhost but any responses will go to the webhost server because of no forwarding and I will need to log in there to see it. So to send and receive email, I will need 2 web clients, Gmail to send AND Webserver to receive. This is extremely inefficient.
I can do a forward email only directly to the Gmail address but in order to REPLY as the domain hosted email created in dreamhost, I will need to log in to the web mail server to send from.
Come on. This is ridiculous