I hope someone is able to help out with a couple of questions.
I currently have email with a privately hosted server (a buddy who hosts for me) but I am going to need to move to a new hosting solution soon since he has lost any interest in continuing to do hosting.
So, couple quick questions;
- Currently I use wildcard emails in which foo-*mydomain.com produces as many valid email addresses as I want, all forwarded to one real address, email@example.com. This is great for disposable addresses, merchant specific addresses, etc.
I see a thread in these forums that is quite old about this that includes what looks like a handy script, but is this still a viable thing to do? I understand Dreamhost supports a + operator wildcard but many hosts won't accept that, I really need a host that will support the '-' wildcard operand.
The older thread is here;
- How difficult complicated is it to move hosts? Right now my buddy is hosting me and DNS registration is handled by Gandi. How long does it normally take to move things across and how much down time should I expect?