giovedì 9 agosto 2007 13:52
Now that we can register our homeservers on the homeserver.com domain I was wondering if Microsoft is planning to give us an extra email address linked to the Live ID we used to claim our hostname?
So if I registered name.homeserver.com would I be able to get email@example.com as an email alias on my Live ID.
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giovedì 9 agosto 2007 21:55
That would be cool, they could just alias it to a hotmail account
venerdì 10 agosto 2007 10:09
I really don't see a need for it to be honest.
Besides that, to have a Live ID you must have a email address. How would WL Hotmail know which account you want to check when you log in?
venerdì 10 agosto 2007 20:00
Do we -need- it, well no, guess not, but it would be usefull besides it being just cool!
What, for example, if I decide to run a (semi) public website on my homeserver and I want to have an email address people can respond to, but I don't want to advertise my 'real' email address. Also, emails send from my homeserver site would be easily identifiable in my inbox (setting up rules to move it to a specific folder etc.). And an email address looking like the server address would also look more trusthworthy.
There is no issue in how Windows Live would need to know what to check if it's configured as an alias, as I suggested, and furtermore do you think MS couldn't program it so that it could retrieve email from a different account?
venerdì 10 agosto 2007 20:29Moderatore
Danee wrote: What, for example, if I decide to run a (semi) public website on my homeserver...
In addition, WHS doesn't offer a way for the average user to set up a public web site. So an email address, while admittedly cool, isn't going to be all that useful.
sabato 11 agosto 2007 18:23
Think outside the box.
I -am- allowed to run a server on my connection, just a regular connection anyone in Holland can get and I know there's a lot more providers here that allow it. I know several people around Europe that are also allowed to run servers, so it being prohibited in the country you are from will not make it useless for others.
While WHS itself doesn't offer a way for avarege users to set up a public site, Andrew already gave us Whisst and I'm expecting (hoping) more Add-ins like that will follow. Lets not forget the succes of Homeserver depends on early adopters, Surely you'll agree that this particular usergroup will most likely be knowledgable enough to run a website showing off their new toy, and they will like an emailaddress representing their server!
And think of the marketing value of providing a custom emailaddress not everybody can get!