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We have divided the "losing your account problem" into two issues,
How often have I heard "Why should I create my own Web page if I lose it in a few months when I take a leave the University or when I graduate?"? The time of agonizing over account expiration should be over.
We have divided the "losing your account problem" into two issues, namely
You get a "Persistent URL" (PURL) from OCLC. The PURL is translated by the OCLC server to the real (and current) URL. Go to http://purl.oclc.org/ to register your URL as a PURL.
The above website allows you to have one constant website address. You can change your Internet Service Provider (ISP) as often as you want. It works just like an e-mail forwarding address.
I will only list some sample servers here, because there are sites out there that keep these links up to date better then I can, so you might want to check them out too. Their address is listed at the end of this list.All of these services assume you have a way to get online through your own ISP in order to have access to their server. Eventually, if you sign up with them, you'd want to access your folders on their server.
Certainly, there are a lot more of these free services out there, but other services (websites) are monitoring them much better than I possibly can, so here is a list of some of those servers:
Now that our Homepage and related pages can safely stored on the net, lets find a way to communicate. Here is a small list of Free-E-mail providers on the net... Since they are on the net... you can access them from anywhere!!
FREE Web Based Email
This service allows you to create a new email account that you can access using virtually any web browser. Perfect for people who share accounts, need a separate account, or are always on the move!
Now here is a cool account to have if you need to be reminded..
Again, below is a list of other webpages that contain a more complete list of these free providers.
Just to let you know, all these free services are paid for by advertisers. So be prepared to see a lot of advertising banners on your screen while accessing/reading your e-mail. You should be thankful that they are there because without them, none of these services would be possible. So use it wisely and productively.
For seniors, hopefully this list gives you an alternative home for your webpages besides (UW)Dante. Keep developing & updating your pages because your work will not go to waste! For all other students, start early and establish a home elsewhere, it will come in handy when you take a leave, change schools or graduate!
Last not least: Provide your Web page instructor(s) in the Geography Department with your new URL and Email address, so that you can be reconnected to the class-list, former class-list or simply to the list of great undergraduate Web sites. Your professor or the Department may also want to stay in contact with you. Good Luck for your life after Geography at the UW!