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Own Your Own Domain Name and Email Identity

Fox Woods wrote in response to Suggested Apple Mail Preferences in Lion

Why do you regret shifting to Gmail?

The bigger principle is depending on a corporate domain name I don’t control for my email identity vs. one on a domain name I own.

I would never abandon my web URL for a *.tumblr.com address – I’d alias it if I ever chose to use a hosted service.

I should have kept adam@trenchant.org or adam@adammathes.com as my “primary” email address for everything even if I was using Google servers and their interface. Which you can do now (and I’m setting up) but I don’t remember if it was a feature offered when I signed up in ‘04.

The near term annoyance is I just hate the new UI, and there’s nothing I can do about it (other than ceasing to use it.)

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