On Wed, 2007-11-07 at 09:18 +1030, Tim wrote: > If you like the idea of a permanent address, never having to tell > friends to contact you on a new one, etc., then register your own > domain > name, and pick any company that you like to host your mail (and any > other services you want). And if they begin to suck, you can pick up > your bat and ball and go somewhere else, and still use your own domain > name and e-mail addresses. > > It's well worth it, there's any number of hosting services that are > reasonably priced. And, as their business is purely hosting, they can > be a lot better at it than ISPs, many of whom just care about getting > money off you to provide a connection to the internet. What I currently do, is have my domain registered via godaddy.com with the dns pointing to dyndns.com. At dyndns.com I have my domain name and aliases setup. On my computer (or in this case, the server one), I have ddclient that runs and checks for an IP every so often and reports it to dyndns.com. And then I run a little program called dnsmasq to help resolve local machines to run without having to resolve all the time and being slow. Then I just setup my server machine to accept emails, web, ftp, etc. And I run a linksys router between my cable modem and my computers. Might not be the best way, but I basically pay per year for domain name and dyndns service, maybe $30/year or so, give or take a few. But it works and lets me keep on top of administering and not having to change my emails all the time. -- Mike Chambers Madisonville, KY "The best lil town on Earth!"