I have proved that emails sent to my 'native' address at btinternet
get to me apparently 100% however emails that go to my 'public face'
of email@example.com which is redirected by 123reg.co.uk have only
a 4 in 10 chance of arriving !
Is anyone else using 123reg.co.uk for their domain hosting and
redirection and if so have you noticed any problems recently?
We had a problem with ads sent via cgi script on the
Homeworkshop.org.uk forms. The submitted ads go to John, yours truly
and a shared Yahoo box. They were missing from the Yahoo box only and
not my email. This, in my mind suggested that Yahoo was the weak link.
This was proved when I added a Gmail address aswell which received ads
that Yahoo Yahoo missed.
I therefore blamed Yahoo and not 123 and moved to Gmail and the
problem appears to have gone away.
One day I'll sort out a script that sends the ad content directly to a
text file on the server ready for approval but frankly that level of
coding is beyond me since I'd never touched a web page at this time
On Tue, 29 Nov 2005 11:46:43 +0000 (UTC), "Andrew Mawson"
Sounds like the the old gag -' if you don't get this letter please let
I use 123-reg for hosting several domains and haven't had anything but
excellent service. Have you checked the headers of the mail you did
get to see if there was any pattern of undue delay anywhere in the
"Henry Springer" wrote in
message news: firstname.lastname@example.org...
It now (very oddly) looks as thought it was BTInternet agressively
spam filtering - I've reduced the filter to it's lowest setting and
mails are coming through. (as is more spam of course!)
I don't understand this as the same filtering surely is applied to
emails sent direct to my native BT email address, and to emails again
sent there but by being re-directed by 123Reg.
A puzzled AWEM
I used to use them too, but ...
I paid for their services (registrations and hosting) with a credit card on
a continuing authority. The card expired, as they do from time to time, but
no-one at 123 told me the payments were not being made, and I just didn't
notice - I look at the bills at the end of the month and compare them with
the receipts in my wallet etc. to find if I am being overcharged, not
Anyway, about a year later I got an email saying they were closing my
I found out what had happened, and offered to give them the new expiry date
(the card number hadn't changed, just the card expiry date had passed). They
agreed that they had not contacted me, and had not asked for or tried to
collect payment at any time in the year after the first time the card
payment was refused, but they said that it was beyond their power to change
the situation, "the system" had given up on trying to collect, and the
hosting would stop on day X and the registrations would have to be
transferred when they expired.
So I use LCN instead now. 123 didn't charge for the transfers, so that was
just an inconvenience, albeit it took a couple of hours of faffing about to
123 couldn't even take payment for the year's hosting they had already given
me, and the fees for the registrations they had renewed in the previous year
(while they were not getting paid) - because, I quote: "the computer has
closed the account, and it won't accept the money"!
I had no complaints about 123's email forwarding, or their service otherwise
- well, nothing that sticks in the memory - just their billing department's
insane dominance by "the computer"!