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Why is DH being blocked by AOL, Comcast?
09-01-2006, 12:32 PM
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Why is DH being blocked by AOL, Comcast?
whoops
sorry
I quoted the wrong person; I ment to get the guy under you. This is what I get for posting right after I wake up eh?
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09-01-2006, 12:39 PM
Post: #12
Why is DH being blocked by AOL, Comcast?
no problem, i was just confused by that.

i agree about thinking the problems with the email started after they tried to swtich the email user log in to the email address.

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09-01-2006, 01:03 PM
Post: #13
Why is DH being blocked by AOL, Comcast?
I'd feel sorry for any of those poor fools who changed their defualt mail to one thats hosted here; but I don't Smile

what I would like to see from DH to solve this forwarding problems would be to contact other hosting providers and more or less gang rape AOL and Comcast into being more helpfull in this problem.

as for the email problems. I think that if they managed to get people who are having this problem to more activly help in the debugging of the system.
like time, date, login type, auth type and so on
and all that while they have a couple admin checking on which servers show this problems.
but they dont have the man power to do that and can only rely on the considerate users who give usefull error reports.
oh well it should clear up sometime

and unless they disable Yahoo accounts I'll be fine Smile
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09-01-2006, 01:04 PM
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Why is DH being blocked by AOL, Comcast?
Ok, so after all the explanations, what do I DO about my comcast isp? ALL of my email comes into my site hosted on Dreamweaver, and all that email gets forwarded through comcast. Please, kindly, I'm no genius, just a confused fool.
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09-01-2006, 01:07 PM
Post: #15
Why is DH being blocked by AOL, Comcast?
you could set up a gmail or Yahoo to forward to your comcast if you're realy that heartset on keeping your comcast or AOL
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09-01-2006, 01:16 PM
Post: #16
Why is DH being blocked by AOL, Comcast?
My heart is far from set on keeping comcast, but they are my isp. Again, pardon my ignorance, but they are my isp. Is my only choice to get a yahoo account and have that forwarded? What a pain. Again, thanks.
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09-01-2006, 01:22 PM
Post: #17
Why is DH being blocked by AOL, Comcast?
Quote:whoops
sorry
I quoted the wrong person; I ment to get the guy under you. This is what I get for posting right after I wake up eh?
You mean me?

Quote:That's why it feels to me like they're rolling over and playing dead in the face of idiocy by AOL and Comcast by removing a subsantial feature of hosting a domain: email aliases.
I agree. From what I've read of the CA and Fed laws regarding spam prevention, AOL and Comcast are going overboard.

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09-01-2006, 01:27 PM
Post: #18
Why is DH being blocked by AOL, Comcast?
No need to be apologetic, Gwen, as you are asking reasonable questions - as I see the situation, you have several choices:

1) You can "vote with your wallet" and change ISP's to someone other than comcast - This will solve the immediate problem and if everyone would do that Comcast would be "ecouraged" to rethink their handling of all this Wink

2) You could simply utilize a Dreamhost supplied mailbox to catch your mail, and you can retrieve it via a POP/IMAP client, or webmail - some have had difficulty with the sluggishness of webmail, and IMAP, but my experience with Dreamhost mailboxes using POP3 has been satisfactory (I think storing large amounts of email on the server at DH contributes to many users frustration - POP3 keeps the mailbox tidy, and works well for me)

3) As previously suggested, open a Gmail account (or yahoo, etc - though I *strongly* recommend Gmail because it just works better!) and set your DH addresses to forward to that address.

Most of my clients use suggestion 2 or 3 (or both!), and it seems to work well.

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09-01-2006, 01:52 PM
Post: #19
Why is DH being blocked by AOL, Comcast?
I'm with you haggis! Your situation and mine are similar. It's not MY email accounts at AOL or Comcast that are the problem (I've got shed of those kind of email accounts a long time ago) - It's simply hapless members of communities that facilitate.

The folks who are (fairly rudely btw) suggesting that I should "just" get rid of AOL/comcast emails completely miss the point. Am I going to tell folks that to be apart of this on-line community, they have to get rid of an email account that they may have been using for years? That's absurb.

I've heard all the attempts DH is making to fix this problem and it may be/probably is totally reasonable. All the same, this is a real bummer for my ability to support my community and not have to make unreasonable request of my users.
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09-01-2006, 01:53 PM
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Why is DH being blocked by AOL, Comcast?
Quote: You can "vote with your wallet" and change ISP's to someone other than comcast - This will solve the immediate problem and if everyone would do that Comcast would be "ecouraged" to rethink their handling of all this
I wish I could do this Sad Comcast is the only affordable broadband supplier in the area. I can't get DSL because I'm too _close_ to the CO - that being it's fiber from the CO to me and they don't want to spend the $$ so I can get DSL off that.

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