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Subscriber Services

[Basic Service] [Sign-up form]
[Hosted Web Account] [Sign-up form]
[Email Alias] [Email List] [Sign-up form]
[Terms of Use]

Note that SVPAL accounts are NOT for commercial purposes. All SVPAL accounts are intended for personal or non-profit uses.

Also note that unlike other low cost Internet services, SVPAL does not place commercial advertising on your personal web site or in your electronic mail. SVPAL does not scan your email and Internet usage to target advertising to you.

Basic Service

Our Basic Service is for users who already have Internet access, but want a second home on the Internet. Our basic service includes POP/IMAP/SMTP email, personal web site, and telnet/ssh access to our menu system. See our fees page for more details and a comparison of choices. Subscribe for only $40/year. You can subscribe by printing our individual application form, filling it out, then mailing it to us with your check.

  • Email service POP/IMAP/SMTP.
  • Telnet, SSH, FTP, and menu access
  • Email service POP/IMAP/SMTP
  • Personal web page.
  • 1GB email and file storage (*)
  • [Terms of use]
  • [Sign-up form]

Hosted Web Account

SVPAL provides hosted web accounts for non-profit organizations and individuals who want their own presence on the web. A hosted web account provides you with a web site at your domain (e.g. www.yourdomain.org) and allows you to send and receive email with your own domain (e.g. youremail@yourdomain.org). Before ordering a Hosted Web Account you should check the availability of the name you want to register.

A hosted web account includes the features of a basic account (email, telnet, ftp, and pop access) with 1GB of email and web site storage. See our fees page for more details and a comparison of choices. You can subscribe by printing our hosted web account application form, filling it out, then mailing it to us with your check. A hosted web account is $60/year (or $100/year with PPP access).

  • $60 / year
  • Telnet, SSH, FTP, and menu access
  • Email with POP/IMAP/SMTP access
  • 1GB email and file storage (*)
  • Domain registration
  • Hosted web site (www.yourdomain.org)
  • Virtual Mail (you@yourdomain.org)
  • [Terms of use]
  • [Sign-up form]

Excess Disk Usage Charge *

If you exceed your storage quota, you are charged $.01/MB average monthly usage over your quota. For example, if your account has a 1GB quota and your average monthly usage is 1201MB, your overage would be 201MB. At $.01/MB, your excess disk usage charge would be 201 * .01 => $2.01. Your account is charged $2.01 in addition to your regular monthly charges.

Email Alias

An email alias allows you to have a second email address without the expense of mailbox account. For only $6/year you can have an email address at SVPAL, that accepts email and forwards it to any other mailbox you have on the Internet. You can subscribe by printing our miscellaneous application form, filling it out, then mailing it to us with your check.

Email List

An email list allows you to maintain a list of subscribers. These "Mailman" email lists allow your users to subscribe/unsubscribe themselves. You can also moderate the list to prevent inappropriate messages from being posted to your subscribers. These lists can be used for discussion areas, or as a convenient way to pass information onto your subscribers. These lists are only $12/year. You can subscribe by printing our miscellaneous application form, filling it out, then mailing it to us with your check. To learn more, read the Mailman documentation.

System Availability

SVPAL is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, with no hourly usage charges. Periodic down times are scheduled for maintenance and system upgrades.