Frequently Asked Questions

What is Email Forwarding?

Email forwarding is where the greatcircle domain (in this case) is configured to pass all email for a particular user to another email address. Typical usage is to forward to the email address provided by your ISP (for example,,, bigpond.whatever). Then you connect to your ISP and collect your email normally, except that your inbox now has any email received from your forwarded address.

So what is my email address?

You have two choices.

1. You can set you reply-to address to your greacircle address. If you do this, everyone will send email to greatcircle and when you send, your email address will say it came from greatcircle. Then it doesn't matter who your ISP is, your contact details remain the same.

2. You can set you reply-to address to your "other" address. Here, you will receive email from people who still use your old address, but emails you send will say they come from that other address. In practice, people will use your greatcircle address less and less.

How Do I Configure my Email Program?

Configure your email program as directed by your ISP.

The only choice you need to make is what to enter as your reply-to address. this can be the email address from your ISP, or it can be your greatcircle address; the choice is yours. There is nothing else you need to configure.

What is the cost of this service?

The service is free.

Can I use the service for business use?

Yes. We don't mind what you do provided it is legal.

Are there any usage limits? If so, what are they?

There are traffic limits on the hosting servers. Provided no-one does anything silly, there should be enough data allowance for all of us. Should traffic volume become a problem, individual users will be contacted to explain their actions. If the pattern continues, the user will be deleted. If the service becomes difficult to maintain, it will be switched off entirely.

What about Spam Filtering

Spam filtering will not be offered. This is because we do not want to delete emails which may be falsely labelled as spam. Spam may be filtered in your email client.

How do I change my details?

Send us an email at to change details or request an end to your service.