Namesecure not cutting it re: e-mail forwarding

Posted on 2006-05-25
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hi - I have several domains at Namesecure.  They offer e-mail forwarding, but there are regular problems:
People that send me e-mail get rejections of various kinds

They have been completely unresponsive to the matter and I've had enough.

I could use some help in identifying another service to replace Namesecure.  Questions I have include:
1) Can I transfer my domains to another service that provides e-mail forwarding?
2) How can I find out if a recommended service doesn't have problems with e-mail forwarding?
3) Who would you recommend and why?

Please see below.  Any comments on what the problems are so I know what to look for in a new service would be appreciated (and so I can understand ; )  ):

List from a webserver mail log that tried to send me several e-mails.  Seems time-outs are the problem (what does that mean their problem is??):
Sam TESTING Abboushi            on   4/29  7:41 pm    -   stat=Sent    (but Sam says he did not receive it???)
Nic Nik Gabcik                          on   5/2     3:37 pm     -   stat=Deferred: Connection timed out with
Fran Testing                            on   5/2     9:54 pm     -   timed out
Fran Testing                            on   5/2     9:58 pm     -   timed out
Fran Testing                            on   5/2     11:44 pm    -  stat=Sent
Molly Gritis                              on    5/6      3:51 pm    -  stat=Sent
Juli Lind                                 on    5/9      11:20 pm    -  stat=Sent
Mel Zaniki                              on   5/10      9:34 am     -  timed out
Norm Jenkin                           on   5/10     2:02 pm      -  timed out  

Reporting-MTA: dns;
Arrival-Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 11:03:11 -0400

Final-Recipient: RFC822;
Action: failed
Status: 4.4.7
Remote-MTA: DNS;
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 451 Spam Received See:
Last-Attempt-Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 11:04:24 -0400


Hi. This is the qmail-send program at
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

Sorry, I couldn't find any host by that name. (#4.1.2) I'm not going to try again; this message has been in the queue too long.


Question by:SAbboushi
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    by:triceice Transfer your domains to them and they have great from stuff to go with it.
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    Hi SAbboushi  not too many responses for you.  So that your experience here aty EE is not completely lost.
     I cannot recomend any as I donot use them. However like any product youre considering ask them questions look for opinions of others on that site. Read the information available.
    Without knowing what version of windows you are you are using what email client you are using .

    Which accounts give email redirection?
    All of them, but with different degrees of flexibility:
    Parked domains have access to postmaster (catchall) redirection only
    Standard forwarding has postmaster (catchall) redirection and also allows you to redirect up to four other individual recipients to different email addresses.
    Standard forwarding has no mailbox or webmail facilities.

    Here is the one you are using maybe reading up their FAQ can help as you already have an account with them.
    Step-By-Step Instructions
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Here is a link that you could use to find some answers to your questions, this a full FAQ for Free Domain,  these FAQ could prove useful information

    A few offerings.
    Free Email Forwarding Services

    With your own domain name and a "forwarding service", emails are sent to the forwarding service, which will then send them seamlessly on to your actual email account (which can be hosted anywhere!) If you have more than one email account, or several family members share a single account, you can set things up so that different addresses at your domain will be forwarded to different accounts.

    It's like having your own personal post office.

    For example, if you own the domain name "" then you could set things up so that any mail sent to gets sent on (forwarded) automatically to your actual email address at your email provider or ISP. You could give other members of your family their own personal email addresses too, e.g. and - each of which can be forwarded on to the email address of their choice.

    You can also set a "catchall" email address, that is, an email address that will receive all email not addressed to an email address you've explicitly specified. In our earlier example, the catchall email address would receive all mail sent to (where SOMEBODY is anything except "john", "sarah" or "bob")


    There are two steps involved in setting up your personal email forwarding service. First, you'll need to register a domain name (if you don't already have one). Second, you'll need to set up email forwarding for that domain using one of several free DNS providers.

    1. Register Your Domain Name
    Since this is going to be YOUR email service, you can choose any domain name you can think of (as long as it's still available). Good places to register domain names cheaply include ($8.88/year) and ($8.95/year)

    If you're not familiar with the whole concept of "domain names", they're the labels such as "" or "" that you see in site URLs and email addresses. A great introduction to domain names can be found at

    2. Set Up Email Forwarding for Your Domain Name
    Let's assume that you've now bought your domain name (e.g. example, The final step you need to take to activate email forwarding is to sign up for one of these FREE DNS service providers: or Note that both providers have vocal supporters, so you should be fine no matter which you choose.

    The following explanation assumes that you chose to use the MyDomain DNS service (ZoneEdit works in a similar way, though the site interface is different.)

    You need to set up your domain name so that it will use MyDomain's servers for DNS [DNS is the "translation" mechanism that changes domain names - which are text - into numbers that web servers can understand]

    First, log into the control panel of your domain name registrar (NameCheap or GoDaddy if you followed the suggestion earlier in this article). In the control panel, you should find a setting for "Domain NameServers" or "DNS" - this is where you will enter the MyDomain or ZoneEdit DNS information)

    In the case of MyDomain, the settings you would use are:-

    Once you have made these configuration changes for your domain name, you should go to the MyDomain site and create a new user account (if you've never used the service before)

    After creating a new user account, log in and choose the "Add a domain to My Domain List" option. Choose the "MyDomain: Free Domain and Email Redirection Service" option from the pulldown menu and press the "Add" button. If you don't currently have a website you want to use with the domain name, press "Continue" on the next screen then press "Confirm Changes"

    At this point, you should be looking at the Summary screen for the domain name you just added. Go down to"Email Settings" and choose "Edit".

    In the Email Settings section, you can specify a catch-all email address, as well as up to 5 other email addresses - which means you could have up to 5 people sharing the same domain name for email forwarding (6 if you count the catch-all).

    NOTE: Remember, this is an email forwarding service. In other words, a service that automatically passes on all email to a different email account. You will need to have an email account at an email provider somewhere (either your ISP or a paid or free email service provider will do) before you can make use of email forwarding.

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    Thank you. :)
    Wonder if it helped him. Oh well.

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    Yes Merete - that was a lot of info!  Lots to learn from.  Thanks-
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    :) great to hear from you. Best wishes, if you need more just come back.

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