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Apr 11, 2008

I'm configuring a website for a client who has moved their web hosting to downtownhost, but is keeping their email hosting with their current provider. They do not want to configure an MX entry on DTH to autoforward email back to their current provider because they don't want their email to pass through DTH.

In order to do this, do I keep the nameserver entries on the current provider the same, and configure an http redirect to point to DTH? Or is there something else I should configure on the current provider?

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I'm winding down the CD store so I rarely get sales now, and I don't require much storage (couple of GB) or very much transfer at all.

Can anyone recommend a good host to me? I'm just looking for something reliable, the less expensive the better (Even free, if that's possible.)

I've been looking at Amazon's web services. Does anyone know if they're suitable for what I want? Their rates seem excellent.

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Other side:
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Since I started to look for a new email host I thought, whether there is a webhost, which could do both things, email and photo gallery hosting, well. In principal I look for a very reliable email hosting. My daily life depends on it. I wouldn't be happy with normal Squirrelmail, as in addition to plain email I would like to get a calendar and also online file storage folder for easy transfer of documents from one computer to the other. Since I send a lot of photos I need a minimum attachment size of 20MB. I look to set up 2 accounts with a minimum of 1GB of space.

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At the moment I do not sell photos online, but a possibility to add PayPal link in the future might be an advantage.

I took a look around and so far came up with 2 providers. Network solutions and GoDaddy. The first one seems to have a nice email software and charges 10 USD for 25GB of space.

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