In the next few weeks, we’re moving Capulet’s site over to a new design on a Bryght site. Bryght doesn’t offer email support, so I’d like to locate an email solution that offers more than the standard SMTP from my webhost.
Boris (of Bryght) recently wrote about their beta-testing of Google’s Gmail to your domain program. This means that we can use Gmail to host (or pass on via POP) our @capulet.com email addresses. Read Boris’s account for all the upsides–it sounds like the right fit.
Boris tells me that it took them a week to get into the beta. That said, I imagine somebody at Bryght knows a guy who knows a guy inside Google. As far as I can remember (and, frankly, that’s not far) I don’t know anybody at Google. So, I’m publically pleading to be let into the beta program.
On a related note, Boris says:
Best feature? Set a few more DNS records, and every single email account can also be a Jabber account, run through Google’s talk.google.com server. Yes! Jabber world domination continues… (so add boris AT bryght.com to your Jabber buddy list).
I mention this because it recently came to my attention that all of the Jabber docs and examples use the email addresses email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Happily, we don’t have anyone at Capulet named ‘Juliet’, or there’d be real trouble. Somebody from Jabber recently asked if we minded, and we didn’t.