yeah true, its very very basic. (I'm talking about their W2K panel only which i have chance to tolerate)
Because some basic things also it cannot handle like forwarding to external mailbox(like hotmail, yahoo) plus internal mailbox at the same time.
Many people have many domains, and try to forward important emails to one mailbox so they have to check mainly one account for any emails for any domain. If get emails for any domain, then they can open mailbox of the particilar domain and reply.
No need to open mailbox of every domain like crazy.
And when you are visiting different city, have to check emails at Internet cafe. Arghh!!
Many people give file permission option also which also is very basic.
I'm not talking of great features which other's have.
If you use it, you know it
You've spent the time going through each Donhost post flaming their control panel...because it doesn't send email to an internal and external mailbox at once?
It has a catch-all mailbox feature, which is what I presume your second paragraph is about. It's not difficult to install a webmail client, so that's your travelling problem sorted. File permissions...I'm not sure what you mean there but read the manual for your FTP program.
I have seen at least 5 types of Cpanels and all (except donhost) have the facility of forwarding to internal and external mailboxes.
Suppose your domains have emailids, [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] (lets take just 3 emailids for example)
I have a main emailid which i check for any emails from these emailid's for example [email protected]
My all emails are stored in the respective boxes and fwd. to yahoo id also which i check frequently. If i get any email i open the respective mailbox and reply from there.
Can you do this in Donhost CP?
Catchall is not a solution.. i can catchall ayy to my yahooid. and then reply from yahoo?? (not good idea)
So i have to copy paste the email if i want to reply from [email protected] (as its not stored in case catchall) (good idea?)
I hope you got the picture what i'm talking about.
Install a webmail client, yes thats also not present in Donhost CP
hmm.. so i find a Webmail client and install in all Resold accounts.
And using the Webmail clients i juggle between the three emailid's mentioned above??
Why cannot i check my yahooid in lesser time and leave Internetcafe without paying much?
I can see Editors point. The CP can't be generally limited as you implied, if your reasons are only two or three specific things you mentioned. Those features are quite small when compared to the average size of a whole CP.
Perhaps its just an example? I've never really seen/used it myself. What else is it missing that is making it so generally limited?
Originally posted by mk123
[B]I hope you got the picture what i'm talking about.
I said up above, that sure it can't forward email to multiple addresses. You can set up normal forwarders from one alias to one address, or it has a multiple recipient address feature...but this is only capable of forwarding to qualified POP3 mailboxes on the domain. Why? The reason I got when I first asked about that (November 2000) was so that it can't be used for sending bulk email to those who may not want to receive it (read: spam). Fair enough...it's their CP.
What I don't understand is why you have trawled through every Donhost thread you can find (some three weeks old) flaming what is really a good control panel.
Since my customers complain after getting the Donhost cp maybe after they have used other CP's. And i also tried it and found limiting.
The explanation from them: It'll be done/planned in next upgrade of their CP. But no commitments on when the next upgrade will be.
So i can't get your view of SPAM thing.
Why i say same reason because you due to whatever reasons make it a point to reply / give your feedback that its the best.
Mate, you'll have to excuse me but I am having some trouble understanding your posts. But in regards to "So i am also free to give my opinion right?"...definitely. As am I.
The comment about "spam" was in reference to the MRA in the Donhost CP not allowing external email addresses to be added. I can see the logic behind it, but it is probably an outdated concept now. There are far more effective ways of monitoring that.
But I want the package to have a Good Mailing List Management Program pre-installed with all the features (online subscribe/unsubscrive, Archive, Approving, Users Management, E-Mails list cleaning, Support atachments, etc).
Anyway you can find more about Mailing List if you search the Internet.
btw guys.. since Donhost cp don't have Webmail, and you people must be installing for clients etc.
Can you suggest some nice, Free , email clients which work on W2K servers?
I got 2 but for one the interface is very basic, clients will not like it.
The second one works fine for normal POP emails but for Donhost ids its refusing (username-emailid). I can tweak it though but time factor is there.
so better call it same what Doshost ppl call it (MRA)
Well one thing good about Editor is this way or that he's trying to support Donhost... now he's comparing with Mailgroup function of Plesk. Plesk don't have Mailing List function? why not compare with it since you were saying MRA is Mailing List.
Circles yes, what to do seems we're poles apart.. though physically not very far
Is it just me...I really don't know how to explain it any better. The MRA facility is a mailing list. You send mail to the target address, and it in turn send that off to the target recipients. Plesk has the same thing, and they call it a Mailgroup. One allows external addresses (not based on the same domain) and one doesn't. But they're still mailing lists.
Or are we actually in agreeance and I am misunderstanding your posts?
I don't think Donhost's MRA has the features as mentioned in the post i quoted above.
I'd say MRA is extention to Donhost's Forwarding feature.
In Donhost MRA you can forward to multiple internal emailboxes, whereas Donhost Forwarding forwards to only one internal mailbox.
So the MRA is not anything near to 'Mailing List', MRA maybe (because i've not used Plesk) similar to MailGroup function.
or maybe similar to some MailX function of myHomeMadePanel.
There can be end no. of comparisons with some other programs/functions, but i was talking about Mailing List.
NO, it looks like a very simple CP to everyone, but you haven't taken a look at the source code really. And that CP works with UNIX and Windows. It is really hard to get it to work with two different operating systems! Besides, that control panel can control all the servers. That means you can add user accounts on different servers. Get it?
I don't have a CPANEL license, but from the looks of it and the demo I tried, I don't think it can do that!
yeah again its personal opinion.. because experience you had had from some provider.
You cannot compare through a provider as 1) Provider may use old version of CPanel 2) Provider's server down doesn't mean CPanel is down
Yeah i also don't rate but dunno why all the customers use it praise it, heard its very user friendly and have lots of options. argh! why they have to do it so nice... polluting the minds of consumers..
-cpanel and whm
-ukfast reseller panel
-fasthosts control panel
The only control panel that has given me zero problems, with zero bugs has been Donhost's. If it doesnt have a feature you require, like a true mailing list facility, you can always go to the trouble of installing one yourself (MojoMail is great and free).
I also like the choice of client end control panels that Donhosts provides - my clients find it very simple to use, especially with the help section that is included.
I also use MCHost who have just started offering cpanel advance with fantastico for clients use - although excellent, it is very hard for newbies to get to grips with.
mk123 - it is hard to tolerate your posts when you use and words like 'sucks' constantly. This is a mature discussion environment, not a playgroup!
Like Gary of Aussiehost i defend Donhost because its an excellent offering, and because i'm sick of flaming from those who have little of substance to back up their claims.
AND NO apart from being a Donhost reseller, i have no other affiliation with Daniel et al. I just like what i've got
Cpanel you have used and trying to compare with Donhost's Cp... are u kidding? and trying to say this is mature discussion??
Better use CPanel again.
At least my users complain a lot ( the previous CPanel users),
so user is the king today... not u or me....
it doesn't matter to them if i say Daniel had spend 2 years doing this Cp... or its great because it is from my company.. they may not even like to use it even its free.
The ur referring to smilies, which you can also freely use.
You think you have right to defend and noone else should say anything against Donhost? C'mon its mature discussion...
Thanks for your suggestion to install MojoMail etc. though its not a great idea to install Mojomail/ Webmail for everyhosting i create.
Though in this thread only i asked for any W2K based free email that i can install for few clients shouting, but got no answer... maybe u can help me.
Last but not least, I've always said all my posts are personal opinions(of course mostly based on my users feedbacks).
I already asked you to give urself a break and skip my postings, but u follow the links in my other post to come here to flame me personnaly. Did i did anything wrong to u??