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    Would Anyone Be Interested in Having OCDO.ORG email addresses?

    The new mail hosting I have with Zoho allows me to offer email service to our members for a per-year fee.

    It costs me $24 per user per year to give access to Zoho mail, calendar, tasks, and contacts and I would have to manage the adding, billing, and deleting of users so I am thinking of charging $35 per year for anyone who is interested. You can access the mail using the web, any POP3 or IMAP mail client, or via Exchange ActiveSync on mobile devices and tablets.

    What are your thoughts?

    The email address would be _____@ocdo.org. It wouldn't need to be your username but could be if you wish.

    Thanks!


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    Would be useful to those that have a group of sorts to coordinate activities and communication. May be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Pierce View Post
    The new mail hosting I have with Zoho allows me to offer email service to our members for a per-year fee.

    It costs me $24 per user per year to give access to Zoho mail, calendar, tasks, and contacts and I would have to manage the adding, billing, and deleting of users so I am thinking of charging $35 per year for anyone who is interested. You can access the mail using the web, any POP3 or IMAP mail client, or via Exchange ActiveSync on mobile devices and tablets.

    What are your thoughts?

    The email address would be _____@ocdo.org. It wouldn't need to be your username but could be if you wish.

    Thanks!


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    You had me until the $35.00. If it was cheaper, maybe, but thanks anyway.
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    Would Anyone Be Interested in Having OCDO.ORG email addresses?

    With such a variety of free email services available I doubt there would be enough interest to make it worth your valuable time and energy. In addition, most of us here just communicate via PM. There could also be the potential where someone could send an email to a business or newspaper and they could be perceived as a representative of OCDO which could potentially be detrimental. Just a few thoughts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker6900 View Post
    You had me until the $35.00. If it was cheaper, maybe, but thanks anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker6900 View Post
    You had me until the $35.00. If it was cheaper, maybe, but thanks anyway.
    I understand completely. I only asked because I have been asked the question repeatedly down through the years and it was never something I wanted to do when I was running my own email server. With the new hosted email I am using (Zoho), it wouldn't be hard (except for the price) or a security problem so I thought I would ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    With such a variety of free email services available I doubt there would be enough interest to make it worth your valuable time and energy. In addition, most of us here just communicate via PM. There could also be the potential where someone could send an email to a business or newspaper and they could be perceived as a representative of OCDO which could potentially be detrimental. Just a few thoughts...
    That is a good point. That is why I would not offer OpenCarry.org email addresses but rather OCDO.org email addresses. But I suppose not everyone would make the distinction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Pierce View Post
    That is a good point. That is why I would not offer OpenCarry.org email addresses but rather OCDO.org email addresses. But I suppose not everyone would make the distinction.


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    I made the distinction right off the bat. I was curious like a couple others till I got to the $35 part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    With such a variety of free email services available.
    There are NO FREE e-mail services. The user may not be aware of the cost, as to his privacy, security or anonymity, but it is there. I use REAGAN.COM, and Enigmail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    There are NO FREE e-mail services. The user may not be aware of the cost, as to his privacy, security or anonymity, but it is there. I use REAGAN.COM, and Enigmail.
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    I would very much be interested, but $35/year is too much.

    I would certainly pay $5. I might pay more.

    Make me another offer.

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    I would be interested.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Pierce View Post
    That is a good point. That is why I would not offer OpenCarry.org email addresses but rather OCDO.org email addresses. But I suppose not everyone would make the distinction.


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    Do you know if they would harvest any information from the service?

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    I would be interested IF you can verify that my email isn't scanned/mined/sold. The free email services do so and I despise that.

    However, you do know that if someone receives an email and says "What is OCDO.org" and then types it in - it steers to OpenCarry.org so it still looks sort of "official". Not sure that is a wise move - but if you want to do it, count me in. Tell me the logistics and I will get you paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drsysadmin View Post
    I would be interested IF you can verify that my email isn't scanned/mined/sold. The free email services do so and I despise that.

    However, you do know that if someone receives an email and says "What is OCDO.org" and then types it in - it steers to OpenCarry.org so it still looks sort of "official". Not sure that is a wise move - but if you want to do it, count me in. Tell me the logistics and I will get you paid.
    well it is a 18 month dead thread so should you look for your email in the dead ltr box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
    well it is a 18 month dead thread so should you look for your email in the dead ltr box?

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    Which is one reason I responded. Its a sticky thread - if the offer is no longer valid it should not be stickied, logically speaking. If it IS valid, then I have an interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drsysadmin View Post
    Which is one reason I responded. Its a sticky thread - if the offer is no longer valid it should not be stickied, logically speaking. If it IS valid, then I have an interest.
    I agree...its a sticky .... delete the sticky when its not longer really of any value.

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    Swiss ProtonMail.ch is free and encrypted end-to-end, meaning that it is encrypted in the senders computer, sent encrypted and stored encrypted so the servers cannot glean any of message content. Because it is Swiss, an US subpoena will be disrespected.

    Because it is free there is often a waiting list for accounts.

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    oh bother...

    my names are taken already...sigh!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    Swiss ProtonMail.ch is free and encrypted end-to-end, meaning that it is encrypted in the senders computer, sent encrypted and stored encrypted so the servers cannot glean any of message content. Because it is Swiss, an US subpoena will be disrespected.
    www.Protonmail.com

    says it is free - I don't know why Charles River Venture capital would invest in a free service. Did not see where they get revenue from - crowdfunding is neat, but don't see who will pay for their servers, labor, electricity and cabling to get under the 1000 meters of swiss mountain....
    Perhaps unlimited emails, msgs, file storage would charge you for it? When they ping your credit card or bank account, the Federal Government then knows what you are doing...
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