I'm looking to host my own websites but I don't want to deal with email. I'm looking for a setup that for 1,000s of email address with pop3 and imap and an api to add / delete / edit / autoresponders, etc. I've seen some that are like a few dollars per box and that isn't a viable solution because I'm not charging that much.
Right now I'm using reseller hsphere system and I have 1,000 of emails and its pretty damn cheap and reliable - the only problem is there is no api for adding emails so clients have to ask me to make add/delete a box everytime (neither of us like this situation) and the web site load times aren't great. That's why I want to host my sites, but I don't want to deal with email admin issues.
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