Is there a way to allow users to signup for email accounts for free on a domain?
Question asked by Shivam Parikh - September 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM
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Is there a way to allow users to signup for email accounts for free on a domain?  Like start a "Free email service" and then earn revenue through Ad Display?

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Shivam Parikh Replied
I really surprised that no one else seems to be interested. This was how email started - free email accounts, ad based and upgrade based packages to upgrade and get more featrures, etc. and public registration.
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Steve Reid Replied
There is nothing like this in Smartermail. I would assume the web services could be used to facilitate this.
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Bruce Barnes Replied
Many of our customers end up as our customers because they want to come into an advertising free environment. 
 
Additionally, having a domain name affiliated with, and branded, as part of a business, is also much more professional than using a free account.
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Shivam Parikh Replied
What I meant and continue to request for is an option for a customer of SmaterMail to be able to start a "free email service" using his or her Smartermail license. Let's say I want to become the next "GMail" of the world, perhaps an option to set up paid packages for the end user of SmarterMail services.

Right now, each and every user has to be manually created, so there is no way for a user to signup for an email account.
 
Perhaps this could help add value ? 
 
Just a thought.
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SmarterUser Replied
No, this is not how email started. Not at all.
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Shivam Parikh Replied
Hotmail - Started with 5 MB of free storage.
Yahoo had about 5 MB to 10 MB too...

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Joe Wolf Replied
You could create a simple web page and use the SmarterMail web services to automate the addition of users.

I'm not sure why you want to try and do this, but you'll most likely find your server blacklisted very quickly as the users send out spam.

There's no shortage of free email services and SmarterMail is not the right product to start a new "gmail" with. You'd be better off with a Linux based free SMTP server and you'll soon end up paying for a server farm. SmarterMail is essentially a single server product... you can get around that limitation but the licensing costs alone would be very high.
Thanks,
-Joe
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SmarterUser Replied
These were not even close to how email started. You need to know your history a whole lot better.
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SmarterUser Replied
Hotmail didn't launch until 1996. I was using email on Arpanet in the late 70's. And in the beginning, you got an email account through your service provider, when you subscribed. It was only later that free email accounts were given away. So, no, free advertising-sponsored email accounts is not how email started.

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