Didn’t know if this should go here “curious” or “offtopic”…
Just wondering if Dreamhost’s mailbox system is always going to be m###### or if there’s any plans to move over to usernames instead?
This is a very small issue when you talk about a new customer but when you have a scenario where you’re taking on a client, and talking about moving them and all their established email boxes, over to DH… well that’s a big added expense and/or headache to reconfigure all their mail clients. Not to mention the confusion it causes for the everyday mail user at said company. Puts a sour puss on most faces when explained without a doubt!
It’s not really the address that’s the real issue, it’s the username and (re)configuring mail clients in a way that doesn’t make people go sour.
The “create a new user” thing to get a “friendly” username is a non-option as well since I betcha the user “steve” and the like are taken, not to mention the added configuration time once again (can you tell yet that I’mm facing a lot of work yet?! )
This can be solved with virtual domain support for mailbox usernames I’ve heard it said, also heard it said that DH would like to do this “eventually”? Is eventually close to rolling around yet?