None of this will effect the ability of dial up or DSL customers to connect to the Internet. This ONLY effects sysmatrix.net email service.
We have been informed by Google that as of midnight June 30th/July 1st
the google apps for ISP service will be removed. They are removing
"bulk" accounts and trying to get everyone to move to their "GMail for
business" platform at a cost of $5.00 per email address per month with
no bulk discounts. We would have to pass that cost on to users and feel
it is just too high.
This means that in less than a week sysmatrix email addresses through
the google apps platform will stop.
We are currently working 24 hours per day and will have another email
service up and running before the deadline but if you are currently
SAVING emails on the mail server you need to back them up to your local
computer NOW by following the instructions at the first link below.
If you have a very small amount of email saved the second link, using
google itself to create a downloadable archive, may work. But if you
have large amounts of email it could take days to create the backup
file ... and we only have "days" left.
We suggest reading the first link and using "Gmail Backup" or
"GMVault" (linked on that page under "other 3rd party software")
We are working 24 hours/day right now setting up a new mail server so
that incoming email will NOT stop flowing and you will not lose your
sysmatrix.net email addresses. We will send out another email telling
you how to access your email on the new server as soon as it is up and
running. We do not have email passwords saved in plain text format for
setting up the new server so we will have you call us to get/set the
password when the new server is active.
If you have used your sysmatrix address for Google Play on your Android
devices you will have to set up a Gmail account for that service and
for your devices. If you have paid for apps Google will be issuing
refunds after the sysmatrix account is terminated so that you can
re-purchase the app with your new account.
We have been using the Google Apps service since 2008 and this comes as
quite a surprise to us. they are, however, a huge multinational
business and as their business model changes some things are bound to
"go away" so they can redirect the resources elsewhere.
Please forgive the inconvenience.
Start backing up your email NOW! Especially if you have thousands of
emails that you want to save and you are on a dial up connection. If you
have the ability to use a laptop to access a high speed connection I
suggest you do so. Looking at the usage chart I see fewer than 200
addresses with 1 Gigabyte or more saved on the server. Those will take
a while. Remember to not back up the "spam" and "trash" folders.
We expect to get slammed on the phones. It may take us a while to
answer and you may get busy signals if enough people are calling us to
fill up all the lines. Please be patient.
Sysmatrix Support Team