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Old 01-15-2011, 05:58 AM
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Rackspace vs. Google Email Hosting


I'm looking for a reliable email hosting service that can do the following:
  • Webmail Access
  • Mobile Webmail Access (I don't like downloading mails to my phone using IMAP or POP)
    • I don't mind if it is a full version of the Webmail. As long as it renders properly on my phone, I'm happy with it.
  • Ability to download all the emails (sent/received) to my computer as backup
  • 99.9% Uptime MINIMUM
Having features like calenders will be nice. As far as I know, Rackspace and Gmail seems to offer them. What's your experience with them?

I'm using Gmail's free service currently though.

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Old 01-15-2011, 06:01 AM
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It might be worth noting that British Telecom offers POP3 and unlimited email storage. I would say that they all offer downlading of emails to your computer.

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Old 01-15-2011, 06:14 AM
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Google Apps Standard its free for up to 50 users and up to 500 emails a day.

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Old 01-15-2011, 03:18 PM
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I've had a much better time using Google Apps than Rackspace's Exchange hosting, especially for large inboxs (tens of thousands of messages or more) where Exchange can be sluggish and cumbersome but Google's infrastructure handles it with ease. It's tough to beat Google's intuitive search and filtering functionality as well. Overall Google delivers a superior product.

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Old 01-17-2011, 02:34 AM
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Google delivers a superior product.
I totally agree with you. I also use google's email service for about1 year now and haven't regret using it. i have used exchange before but i usen't satisfiable with it.

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Old 01-17-2011, 02:37 AM
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Are you syncing up to outlook or just using webmail?

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Old 01-17-2011, 03:38 AM
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Going to be needing mobile access?

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Old 01-17-2011, 03:47 AM
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I use RackSpace email for about 10 clients. Non exchange version. I like it alot. Clients can use it and it is rock solid.

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Old 01-17-2011, 04:04 AM
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I believe that Google stores all email data in more than one geographic location, but don't believe that Rackspace does. Please correct me if I am wrong!

I like Google Apps.

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Old 01-17-2011, 09:58 AM
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Are you syncing up to outlook or just using webmail?
I only use Webmail but I download the emails to Thunderbird as backup using IMAP.

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Going to be needing mobile access?
Yep. Currently, I'm having no issues with Gmail's HTML version on my mobile (not Mobile version).

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I use RackSpace email for about 10 clients. Non exchange version. I like it alot. Clients can use it and it is rock solid.
Thanks for the review!

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I believe that Google stores all email data in more than one geographic location, but don't believe that Rackspace does. Please correct me if I am wrong!

I like Google Apps.
I'm interested to know it as well. I'll do a quick Google search later on their redundancy.

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it sounds like google is winning this one. but that was a given

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Old 02-02-2011, 03:50 PM
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it sounds like google is winning this one. but that was a given
Rackspace also lost data on their "cloud" servers recently. Another reason to go with Google.

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Old 02-02-2011, 04:03 PM
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Do you have a link to that?

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Old 02-02-2011, 04:05 PM
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Do you have a link to that?
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...e+cloud+outage

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I've heard of that outage.... that was the time I was serious about signing up with RS-C

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