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Google apps

Since many of you/us are using google apps, has anyone had problems the last few days getting their email for their domain through google apps?

In my case senders are getting a 'relay access denied' error for all the addresses at my domain (almost every single time, but not 100%). It used to work fine before, for over a year and the settings haven't changed.

Since I'm using the freebie version, there's no support and the knowledgebase hasn't been very helpful :(

Anyone with a similar experience?

Btw, I've tried keeping my mailserver at my webhost, but found it difficult to counter abuse (got listed on all kinds of blacklists, even though I'm not spamming). Then switched too google apps, all went fine until now.

So perhaps I should switch to a paid service that can keep me off blacklists and out of people's spam filter AND is reliable enough. Any suggestions?
Sigh
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
 
 
No problems here. Do you check if the DNS servers are ok?
edddy Send private email
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
 
 
It's all working for me (barring the downtime the other day).
Richie Hindle Send private email
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
 
 
Works for me, no problems.
q
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
 
 
Google Apps have always worked great for me.

But it's not unusual here for an anon poster to have problems with it.
Gerry Smith Send private email
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
 
 
DNS servers should be fine, since the website can be reached?
Sigh
Thursday, August 14, 2008
 
 
@Gerry, I don't see what the anon has to do with it. Sometimes people just don't want the world to know about their problems.
Sigh
Thursday, August 14, 2008
 
 
I haven't noticed any issues.
Patrick McKenzie (Bingo Card Creator) Send private email
Thursday, August 14, 2008
 
 
It doesn't matter whether you use a free or paid for service. What is important is the terms and conditions of your contract with the supplier.

Using a service with T&C like Google's, is like running your business out of starbucks because the current supervisor lets you sit their all day using their WiFi if you buy 3 coffees.
Adrian
Thursday, August 14, 2008
 
 
"Using a service with T&C like Google's, is like running your business out of starbucks because the current supervisor lets you sit their all day using their WiFi if you buy 3 coffees."

It's funny you say that, because I used to work from a coffee shop together with 2 coworkers a few years ago. It was quite nice but the music got annoying. Wil Shipley (Delicious Library) did the same initially, and he sold a few hundred thousand $ worth of software the day he launched, so it can't be that bad.

Regarding google apps: as long as you keep control over your nameserver, you can always switch to a different mail server within a few minutes, so I don't think it's too dangerous.
Matt Winkelmann Send private email
Thursday, August 14, 2008
 
 
> so it can't be that bad.

I'm not saying it is. I'm just saying you have to plan around these facilities changing outside of your control.

> so I don't think it's too dangerous.

So long as you keep a local copy of all your email/documents then I agree. If your entire company email history is sat only on the Google servers then you do have problems.
Adrian
Thursday, August 14, 2008
 
 
>> So long as you keep a local copy of all your email/documents then I agree. If your entire company email history is sat only on the Google servers then you do have problems.

If you're storing mission-critical information in your email account or only one electronic place that's the real problem. I trust Google to do a better job of saving and backing up my data than my consumer hard drive or local cable provider.
Mr. Blah
Thursday, August 14, 2008
 
 
So any suggestions for an alternative to Google apps and the simple mail server @ my webhost?
Sigh
Thursday, August 14, 2008
 
 

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