|Welcome to gustafsons.com services!
These services are for my relatives and possibly a few other nice Gustafsons
from the rest of the world.
First of all, I think everyone will enjoy having
an email address at gustafsons.com. For instance, an address
like firstname.lastname@example.org. To get an address like this, you need to
have an existing email account. Send me your current
email address and I will create an account for you. We
will test it out and then you can start telling your
friends the new address at gustafsons.com. The mail will
be automatically forwarded from gustafsons.com to your
current email account, so you shouldn't have to change
any settings on your computer. (You might, however, want
to change your email address setting to the
gustafsons.com address, so that when people reply, they
will see that address.)
If you'd like any additional account names,
like email@example.com, let me know. These can be
forwarded to different accounts if you like.
What do I do if my
email address changes?
If your real email account changes, from say firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com,
just send me the change as soon as you want the email to
go to the new address. If your friends have been using
your gustafsons.com address, you don't need to tell them
the new one, because the mail will automatically start
What do I do if I lose
my email account for a while?
If you are going to lose your email account for
a while, say you are leaving college and don't have a
home account yet, then let me know and we can collect
your email at gustafsons.com. If you have access to the
Internet through someone else's account, I can help you
check your email. Or when you finally get your own email
account, I can forward the stored mail from here to your
What if I want to have
a home page on the web?
We can do this too, although this will require
more sophistication on your part. The url for your web
page would be like http://www.gustafsons.com/~geoff. I have lots of space and if you know
enough to do what you want without my frequent
intervention, it's all yours.
What if I think of a
cool domain name and want to register it?
If you think of a domain name like gustafsons.com
that you want to reserve before someone else gets it, it
costs money, but not much anymore. My domain name provider
has begun using unpleasant advertising techniques, so I'm
no longer recommending them. But you should be able to register
domains for less than $10 a year these days.
(If you don't understand something
above, you probably don't want it.)
I make no guarantees, but I expect
to keep this domain around indefinitely, so I expect your
email address will work as long as you want it. Other
than that, just be reasonable; I don't have time to be
making changes every day.