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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 07, 2007 08:51PM Reply Quote
Well, why not? this is a community, after all.

Cloudscout – March 31, 2017 07:16AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I don't know how well the spam blocking works if you're pulling the email from an external account.

John Willoughby – March 31, 2017 08:11AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Me, either. If nothing else, though, Gmail's rules are amazing. In MARKED contrast to Apple's. Honestly, iCloud email is my foremost example of Apple putting a lot of energy into version 1.0 of something, and then leaving it to rot while they throw their effort into the next Big Thing.

It could be so much better than it is, but either neglect or a fear of overwhelming users with too complex a UI has kept it in stasis.

And it's such a waste because that's the place where you could filter/pre-sort email for ALL of your devices and, since iOS won't let you set any rules, that's important.

Cloudscout – March 31, 2017 09:41AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
It's sort of fallen into the ICQ/Yahoo/AIM category for me. I log into it from time-to-time to search for some ancient email message or something. Once upon a time, I used it as my primary email account but migrated everything off of it back around 2009.

You know, I still miss the iCards part of the original iTools service (and .Mac).

Cloudscout – March 31, 2017 09:45AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Oh, look at that. The bottom of the ME home page still has my farewell iCard from 2008 when they announced MobileMe.

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Bruce Robertson – April 04, 2017 09:51PM Reply Quote
Sorry, yet another problem. Late 2009 Mac Mini. OWC SSD as my main drive. Works fine.
Original 500GB 5400 RPM Hitachi as second drive. Drive was named Macintosh HD2.
Hardly every touched it but it was always there.
Could see both drives on the desktop.

Now I can't Macintosh HD2 (the 500GB has disappeared.
Disk Utility doesn't see it. Well; sees the Hitachi. Just thinks it's untitled.
Clues? Utilities?
Did an upgrade to El Cap on the SSD a few days ago.
(this machine won't run Sierra)

John Willoughby – April 20, 2017 03:38PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Hey, for the more Windows 10-savvy people here, what's the best way to preserve the non-standard (non-Microsoft) drivers if one does a Windows 10 Recovery? I see a lot of comments like, "Make sure that you save your drivers" without a lot of info on the best way to determine which ones don't come with Windows 10 and if there is any way to automatically export them in a form that is easily reinstalled post-Recovery.

Mokers (Moderator) – April 20, 2017 03:55PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
If you go into device manage, you can look at the properties of the device, click the driver tab, then driver details. it will show you the files the device uses.

John Willoughby – April 20, 2017 04:55PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Right. I was hoping for a less manual solution. I've found this, going to look at the free version.

I'm getting rid of a computer, so I want to reset it, but I don't want to lose the proprietary drivers.

El Jeffe – April 21, 2017 01:45AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Ok, anyone have any TIPS for custom domain email service/hosting?

My hour of research into this resulted in the following. Any and all of your wisdom regarding this topic is valued. I think I would like to get a custom domain.

Custom Domain Email Guide https://iwantmyname.com/blog/the-guide-to-getting-your-own-custom-email-address

How to or where to host email https://goo.gl/fEsxKl and http://www.freshtechtips.com/2016/12/free-custom-domain-email-hosting.html

Gmail for custom domains http://www.melyssagriffin.com/use-gmail-custom-domain/
email service providers https://iwantmyname.com/services/email-hosting

* Zoho Mail: https://www.zoho.com/mail/ For many users, Zoho Mail is a top choice because it’s free for up to 25 mailboxes. Free!
* PRICING https://www.zoho.com/workplace/pricing.html?src=zmail It’s also easy to install, has a clean interface, delivers push mail and two-way sync, and never displays weird ads on your page.
* iOS https://goo.gl/ctJOAs
* G Suite: G Suite (previously Google Apps) is likely the most common email host people are using these days—and for good reason. With G Suite, you get the exact same email interface and benefits you get with a personal Gmail account, but with the added organizational benefits of Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google Sites, and more.
* Fastmail.fm: https://www.fastmail.com Created by Opera Software—the company behind the Opera browser—Fastmail.fm is growing fast because of its dedication to reliability and security.
* Pricing https://www.fastmail.com/pricing/ $30/year per user
* ProtonMail: https://protonmail.com If you’re looking for maximum security, end-to-end encryption, and a surprisingly nice UI, ProtonMail is where you want to be.
* Pricing https://protonmail.com/pricing
* Free for one account
* 50 euros for 5 accounts > NO MULTI-USER support > Multi User is $300 per year
* Flaskmail: https://flaskmail.com Flaskmail takes the approach that custom email shouldn’t be burdened by suites of apps or miscellaneous bloat. It should be easy to set up, easy to use, and free of clutter… just like we like it.
* https://flaskmail.com/pricing $3/month/address
* Rackspace Email: https://www.rackspace.com/email-hosting While Rackspace Email doesn’t provide all the bells and whistles of a platform like Google Apps, it does have one very nice feature—hosted Microsoft Exchange. For non-Exchange users, Rackspace also provides a nice webmail platform, 24x7 support, and multiple layers of spam and virus protection.
* Pricing https://www.rackspace.com/email-hosting/webmail/pricing $2 per month per account
* https://www.servermx.com/en/index.html
* Pricing https://www.servermx.com/en/pricing.html
* Pobox https://www.pobox.com specializes in email forwarding. So instead of attaching your email address to a service with a webmail system you’re not used to, Pobox lets you forward your new unique email address to an email platform (and address) you commonly use.
* Pricing https://www.pobox.com/pricing $20 per year for 5 addresses
* Here’s the basic pitch, from pobox.com:
* Email forwarding makes it possible for you to separate where you read your email from your email identity. Forwarding takes mail sent to one address, and redirects it to another, without the sender having to know.
* Your email address, your identity, is how you keep in touch, what you use to access many websites… indeed, it’s how you’re known. Email forwarding lets you easily change where you read your mail, without getting a new address.
* It breaks the tie between your mailbox and your address.
* If your email provider introduces a new policy you dislike, you can move. If your ISP changes its name, your email address is unaffected. If a new service starts up that you’d love to try, you can.
* If you’re interested in email forwarding, we thoroughly recommend this guide from Eric Mill (it even goes through the iwantmyname installation process).
* DomainRacer - more of a general WEB HOST https://www.domainracer.com/cheap-web-hosting.php
* Migadu https://www.migadu.com/en/index.html
* Pricing https://www.migadu.com/en/pricing.html $4 for max 100 outgoing emails per day (multiple accounts)

johnny k – April 21, 2017 07:11AM Reply Quote
I use Rackspace Email. $2/account/month. It's fine, no problems. I don't use webmail, so can't speak much to its bells and whistles for users.

tomierna (Admin) – April 22, 2017 11:28AM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
I've been hosting my own email for a long, long time.

If I were to suggest services to people who don't want to mess with the technical side of it, I'd say Squarespace for web and GSuite for mail/calendaring/etc.

Squarespace actually resells GSuite for email, and they give you a bit of a deal I think.

I believe they are a registrar too, so you can one-stop shop.

If you want to do it ala-carte, I like Namecheap for registration and simple DNS. They have simple setup for most services.

Namecheap offers e-mail and web hosting as well, but I'm not familiar with their products.



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porruka (Admin) – April 22, 2017 01:21PM Reply Quote
Failure is pre-greatness.
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tomierna
I've been hosting my own email for a long, long time.

If I were to suggest services to people who don't want to mess with the technical side of it, I'd say Squarespace for web and GSuite for mail/calendaring/etc.

Squarespace actually resells GSuite for email, and they give you a bit of a deal I think.

I believe they are a registrar too, so you can one-stop shop.

If you want to do it ala-carte, I like Namecheap for registration and simple DNS. They have simple setup for most services.

Namecheap offers e-mail and web hosting as well, but I'm not familiar with their products.

After Tom turned me onto Namecheap, I've been using them for everything, as well as recommending others there. Finally off GoDaddy completely just in the last few weeks in favor of NC.

I give them and their customer service two thumbs up.



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El Jeffe – April 22, 2017 02:38PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
cool. thanks for input. helps.

ddt – April 22, 2017 05:24PM Reply Quote
I've been very happy using Hover for domain stuff -- and I think they can host email, too.

ddt

ddt – April 25, 2017 03:38AM Reply Quote
So I notice I have less HD space than I thought I had free. Delete some old podcasts, run Clean My Mac, restart browsers, have 18.10GB free. As I watch, it goes down to 18.09, then 18.08, now at 18.04. Have a browser with tabs open, playing something on VLC, not seeing iTunes or any application updates downloading. Thoughts?

ddt

ddt – April 25, 2017 04:08AM Reply Quote
Now it's down to 16.79GB. Closed a few other apps.

ddt

Mokers (Moderator) – April 25, 2017 07:35AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
ios backups always take space for me

El Jeffe – April 25, 2017 07:50AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
local ones. AND the local App copies, too. aka downloads from itunes. but I use Disk Inventory X to help find storage usage excess.

porruka (Admin) – April 25, 2017 07:52AM Reply Quote
Failure is pre-greatness.
At the command line:

sudo lsof > ~/Desktop/filename.txt

where filename is what you decide to call the file, not literal (though literal will work too).
sudo
asks for your password, of course.


Look for "interesting" stuff in the file (processes or files that seem unexpected). Most of it will probably be foreign but the first column holds some insight.

There's a difference in look between Apple/system stuff and "user" stuff. Focus first on things that seem to have been added (the "user" stuff). You may find background apps or other stuff that you thought you had disabled/removed.

You can also use Activity Monitor to look for "Disk" activity. Given you're just scanning for anomalies at first, you may want to do that as well.

GEEK NOTE:
lsof
is "list open files". This will give you a snapshot of what has what open on disk at the time you run the command. It takes some knowledge and experience to understand the importance (or not) of all that it tells you but it can be a decent tool to say, "hey, should that be there?" and then dig deeper.

El Jeffe – April 25, 2017 01:39PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
first time ever but twice in two days...

I've gone and I THINK I clicked Safari address/URL box, and the safari screen shrank to lower left hand corner. No idea what I did that might have been slightly different.

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