About a year ago Google announced the sunsetting of the Legacy G Suite product that was available free of cost to users who had signed up for it many years ago. The idea was to force the freeloaders to migrate to the paid Google Workspace service. Many users, myself included, were dismayed with the announcement, — Continue reading »
Email Forwarding Fail and Return to The Legacy G Suite
Sneaky Ads in Email Inbox
There was a time, not so long ago, when a sizeable portion of online advertising was a slimy business. Websites had popups, pop-unders, hidden click layers, gateway pages, and many more tricks we have forgotten about. That’s a good thing that we can’t remember so many of those deceptive practices. It means the industry has — Continue reading »
Google Fail - Critical security alert - Someone knows your password
A few days ago I received an ominous email from Google. It came with the subject line: Critical security alert, and the heading: Someone knows your password. The email body explained, Google has become aware that someone else knows your password, and we've taken steps to protect your account. Please sign back into your account — Continue reading »
Update: Stay On No-Cost Legacy G Suite
Not sure what prompted me to do this, but today I decided to login to my free Legacy G Suite account to check if it was still alive. My Legacy G Suite account is indeed still alive so next I looked around for any alerts regarding the forced upgrade to Google Workspace. There was a — Continue reading »
The End of G Suite Legacy Free Edition. Alternatives?
The writing has been on the wall for some time and the official news finally came out last month. G Suite Legacy Free Edition is ending on May 1, 2022 and Google wants all the users to migrate to the paid Google Workspace service. Apparently the news has rubbed some personal/home users the wrong way — Continue reading »
Migrating To Cloud, Digital Ocean, Cloudflare
When I started this site decades ago, I followed the usual path at that time to launch sites, shared hosting. There were many vendors to choose from but nothing like the quantity and diversity of what’s available today. I registered the domain, settled on a small vendor for $5/month, got my cPanel and terminal login — Continue reading »
From Sendmail To G Suite Gmail
In a previous post I covered updating my self-hosted Sendmail program to the newest version with some additions such as TLS 1.2 and DKIM. The version 8.15.2 at the time of my update was nearly five years old. Interestingly, less than two months after my update Sendmail released a new version 8.16.1 . Now it — Continue reading »
Does It Make Sense To Self-Host Mail Server?
I have operated hashemian.com for over 2 decades now, earlier on hosted servers and eventually on my own server. During that time the domain has also been email capable, accepting and delivering emails sent to/from addresses such as [email protected] This was also originally hosted but was eventually ported to my own server. The product of — Continue reading »