Google Spam Filtering Sounds Great but I Can’t Sign Up

Posted on February 6th, 2008 in General,Linux System Administration,Mail,Spam by Brandon

Google announced yesterday new services and pricing based on their Posting message filtering service.  The service sounds great, and I’ve been looking at moving away from my current mail filtering service for a couple months now.  Pricing starts out at only $3.00 per user per year.  I did a little checking around, and verified that I can add domain aliases and user aliases and that it looks like they can be tied to a single $3.00 account.

That sounds exactly like what I need.  I have a bunch of domains, and use several email addresses at each one that all forward to a single Inbox.  For $3.00 a year, it sounds like a great savings over my alternate plan which was creating my own MailScanner box.  Plus with Google, I won’t have to worry about redundancy, or keeping my own filtering up to date.

Perfect, so I went to sign up.  I put in my domain name, agreed to the TOS, then put in my credit card information and hit submit:

Google Won’t let me sign up for Posting

Oops, looks like something went wrong there.   That’s not the best way to instill confidence into your new customers.

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  1. Kevin said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 12:58 am

    I get the same thing as of 11pm, Feb 7th, not good…

  2. Kevin said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 1:20 am

    So I’ve had a Google Checkout account for awhile, but have never setup anything with it yet. So since I was logged in, I went ahead and setup the usual stuff for receiving payments through it. I also noticed that you could setup your payment methods, so I went ahead and setup a default payment method. So I set that up and then tried again to buy the Google Messaging Service and it went right through. Must be a problem with Google Checkout if you ask me….

  3. Brandon said,

    on February 8th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Thanks Kevin.

    I finally found how to add a default payment method (had to click on ‘Payment History’ at the top first, then there was a link for it on the left). I use Google checkout as a seller and don’t think I have ever bought anything with it before. After getting that default payment method though, I was able to complete the purchase also.

    I guess I’m just waiting for more instructions now.

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