Submitted by Blake on February 7, 2008 - 1:03pm
If there's anyone who has a more messed up email system I'd love to hear about it. My main email address, I've been using since 1999, is btcarver, but at lisnews.com, not lisnews.org, which is where LISNews lives now (.com just does a redirect to .org). All the LISNews domains live on one of my LISHost servers, but the email (aka mx record) all goes through gmail. I also have a gmail rule set up to cc an account at LISHost, just in case. So this means I have 2 primary email accounts that are essentially on 3 different servers. I use the gmail hosted email for domains for a number of reasons. First and foremost, if one or both LISHost servers go down, I still need to be able to communicate with everyone. So that worked just fine, until recently. Work decided to firewall all major providers of web based email, including gmail. Luckily they're not blocking ALL web based email and luckily I'm already ccing all my email to LISHost for just such an occasion. So while I'm at work I check my mail via my account on LISHost, while I'm home I use Outlook Express, which I have set up to check the lisnews.com account @gmail, along with my blake account on LISHost, and my other rarely used account at eblake.com.