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Peter Shaw <shawt...@googlemail.com
> I'm going to use this thread to tell you (Most) of what you need to know to=
> set it up.
> I've just spent about 4 days figuring out how to transfer my Email at "shaw=
> To start with, there's a huge amount they DON'T tell you in the glossy mark=
> eting blurb that you'll get to if you follow the links in the email you got=
> from demon announcing the death of your email service.
> I'll probably turn this into a blog post on my blog at "shawtyds.wordpress.=
> com" as a lot of it is so much easier with pictures.
> IN THE BEGINNING
> When you first click on the link in the email, you'll be taken to a page on=
> Namesco that offers you 2 packages. The one that in general seems to be r=
> ecommended package for us demon users.
> The drop down will give you a list of how many user licences you want for t=
> he package, it's important to note that these are physical user licences fo=
> r actual physical user accounts.
> For example:
> my primary email is shawty at shawty dot demon.co.uk
, my wifes is sam @ sha=
> wty dot demon.co.uk
> If I was to choose 2 licences, then this would give us both the ability to =
> have a single account that we can both log into either using Office 365 on =
> the web, or via POP from our mail clients on our respective machines.
> In my case however, I use fetchmail to grab my mail, download it to my inte=
> rnal mail server, and distribute my mail that way, so for me one licence is=
> In summary: you need one licence for every active log-in your planning on h=
> aving, that can receive email.
> So what do I do if I have X number of emails, that's going to cost a fortun=
> Well, ONLY if you want every one of those emails to allow one user to log i=
> nto the service, IF instead you just want a number of email addresses all h=
> itting the same mailbox (Just like your old demon email did) then you ONLY =
> need one licence, and you add your users as aliases.
> To add aliases you go into the office/outlook admin section, click on users=
> , then active users.
> From within your list of active users, click on the account for your main e=
> mail (It'll be the one with the licence assigned to it) then from the side =
> panel that slides out, edit the email address.
> Your address will appear, with an alias list underneath it, and a text box =
> with an add button next to it.
> Select any domain you have registered to that account, type the user portio=
> n into the text box, then save it.
> If you have multiple domains, you can use the domain settings in your outlo=
> ok admin, to register that domain (I'll explain how to do this in a later p=
> ost) , and it will also appear in that drop down box, meaning you don't jus=
> t have to have xx...@xxx.demon.co.uk
aliases, you can use one mailbox and on=
> e license to alias as many users for as many domains as you like, and once =
> set up ALL inbound email for those accounts will land in that one folder.
> There is however one thing to watch out for.
> There seems to be a bug in the outlook admin webapp. If you select a diffe=
> rent domain and add a new alias, the drop down will retain the domain you j=
> ust selected, however, if you just add a new user alias, then save them bot=
> h together, when you go back in, you'll find that the second one added will=
> have the default domain name for the account assigned to it.
> The solution, is simply, when you add a new alias, change the domain name b=
> ack to default, then change it to the domain you want to register before yo=
> u click add, that ensures the correct domain name is added.
> and that's pretty much it, at least for the main part anyway, it's so much =
> easier to explain with pictures, but if your having problems, feel free to =
> It's getting late now, but I'll add another post soon that documents how to=
> set up fetchmail with your new exchange essentials account, it's a little =
> more tricky than you might expect :-)
Thanks very much for this.
Just got an email telling me my system administrator has already been told
my email service will be closing (which of course they haven't, because
that's me too - the last email from them was in 2013 telling me they
would now be enforcing the 30 day expiry rule).
So I have no idea when the account will close because I never got the
email telling me that.
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