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Webhosting/Custom mail address?

Locust76Locust76 Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I just recently got the idea that it would be cool if my wife and I (both going to finish our Bachelor's Degrees this summer) had web pages that showed our CVs (Resumes) and had search-engine presence, since it has become apparent to us recently that it is common practice in Germany (or gaining popularity) for potential employers to google applicant's names and see what comes up. I would like them to get a big, fat screenful of professional shit, hence the webpage. I don't want some gay-ass geocities shit, either. Custom domains, baby, all the way.

That being said, I currently have a domain name registered through Yahoo for our personalized email addresses. I'd like to keep this domain, and I'm aware that I can transfer the domain to a different registrar.

I looked over and saw their base package which was ultra-cheap but also had a bunch of crap I would never use, like 250GB of transfers and 500 email addresses. I could definitely afford the four bucks a month, but it seems like, y'know, a waste to have all that capacity for what I need.

Does anyone know if offers email forwarding? I'd basically like to use Gmail as my main account (and my wife would use Yahoo still) and forward emails from my domain there, just like I'm doing with Yahoo.

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  • DaenrisDaenris Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'm pretty sure that this is possible with a GoDaddy hosting account, but just to verify you should probably email/call their support (not sales, cause they'll tell you whatever they have to to get you to sign up).

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  • LewishamLewisham Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    If GoDaddy are offering it to you cheap, just take it.

    GoDaddy's whole model is based on cheap. I would doubt whether 50% of the services that customers "buy" are actually used, and even if they were running at 100% capacity, the automated systems are just as expensive to keep running for one person as they are one million. All that changes is the number of racks they need.

    Take them for what they've got.

    I just have domain hosting with them, which has email and URL forwarding.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    I don't think you even need email forwarding with Gmail - doesn't it act as a POP3 email program that can be configured to actually collect emails from other POP3 accounts? But yeah, I'd imagine godaddy would include email forwarding anyway, it's a pretty standard thing.

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