The August 2005 Happy DreamHost Newsletter said this of the upgrade to Debian SARGE:
“[…] I HEAR this is a good thing that will result in the ability for us to install lots more updated versions of various software packages, which in turn will enable us to add a lot of cool features including perhaps some day […] bringing to an end the m######## mailbox logins!”
Is DreamHost anywhere near “bringing to an end the m######## mailbox logins”, or was I duped by the author’s hyperbolic narrative style into believing in a pipe dream? (The Wiki describes the inconvenience of the shared DH namespace, but it gives no real indication that a Better Way is coming.)
The thing is, I want to recommend DH to others --in particular, a school or two-- but this solitary issue prevents me from doing so. I know from working as a school IT Guy that the existence of both a “real” account name and this cryptic “m1234567” login name is just confusing enough to cause chaos with tech-unsavvy teachers and administrators (who will usually have to configure their email clients at home themselves).
Of course, from time to time, the issue is annoying for me personally, so I’d like to have it eliminated for purely selfish reasons.
Just curious about what (if anything) is happening in this area …