DaytonaState.org Email Accounts Available!

2008-08-23 Update: Unfortunately, you won’t get emails from DaytonaState.org if you use your DaytonaState.org email address for your DaytonaState.org account. I just use a separate Gmail account for my DaytonaState.org / Thripp.com profile which forwards to my main email at richardxthripp@thripp.com. You can do that too.

I have some great news: DaytonaState.org email accounts are available to everyone. This is through Google Apps Email, so it’s just like Gmail except your address is you@daytonastate.org, and the part before the @ can be as short as one character (six is the minimum with Gmail).

You can’t register yourself, but send me an email at thrippr@daytonastate.org with the address you’d like, or make a comment on this post. Let me know if you’d like to appear with your name on a public list of DaytonaState.org email users I’ll be adding to the site. With Gmail’s spam protection, posting your email publicly is no big deal (I get ~200 spam messages daily).

I’ve taken thrippr@daytonastate.org, richard_thripp@daytonastate.org, and richardxthripp@daytonastate.org, but everything else is available. Right now, there are 149 accounts available.

The great thing about Gmail is the nice interface, searching, forwarding, POP and IMAP access, good spam filtering, and reliability. Unlike with Daytona State College’s email accounts, DaytonaState.org addresses don’t change and don’t expire (I plan to pay each year for the domain without ever giving it up). Also, your DSC email account has changed three times: from @falconmail.dbcc.edu to @falconmail.dbc.edu to @falconmail.daytonastate.edu, with support for the old accounts being dropped. Not so with your @daytonastate.org email.

Once I’ve registered your account, you can log in at mail.daytonastate.org.

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