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  1. #1
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    "Business Search Directory" offers free Form Mail Hosting - Good Deal ??

    I responded to the offer to a free listing in www.businesssearchdir.com for my website. They allowed me
    to write up my profile with a nice 1000 words and now are
    offering free Form Mail hosting - to get rid of spam.
    Is this a good deal or what? If they do that free I wouldn't
    need the ISP I use - or would I. Anybody have the straight
    dope on this ? Thanks

  2. #2
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    "cannot find server"
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  3. #3
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    Doesn't resolve. Check your link
    Ryan G.
    Owner
    Umgardi.ca

  4. #4
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    You would actually need some type of email service like Gmail/Yahoo/ or your ISP to respond to those emails.

    Peace,
    Testing 1.. Testing 1..2.. Testing 1..2..3...

  5. #5
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    Sorry for the incorrect url. It is: www.BusinessSearchIndex.com

    Read their legal stuff and they look O.K. If I accepted
    their free offer to let them handle my e-mail coming to my
    site (via FormMail) which has an ending of ......@yahoo.com
    how that would work with an ISP I now have and like.
    They claim it would eliminate spam pretty completely, which my
    ISP's mail program isn't doing.
    Last edited by Ginny; 03-14-2008 at 07:13 AM. Reason: checking info

  6. #6
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    Sounds like your typical SEO listing site. Nothing special.

    Formmail usually just passes an email off to your email address, but it does process the data before it sends it, therefore allowing them to block spam from the formmail form at the server before being sent. Their claim of eliminating spam completely is a crock, because nobody is capable of that. Also, it does not account for the usual spam you will receive just from having an email address.
    Ryan G.
    Owner
    Umgardi.ca

  7. #7
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    Thanks Ryan - What's the old saying: "If it's too good to

    be true - it probably isn't".

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginny View Post
    What's the old saying: "If it's too good to

    be true - it probably isn't".
    Not exactly.
    There is no best host. There is only the host that's best for you.

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