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  1. #1
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    Question Email Hosting Services?

    Hi all -

    I'm looking for a service that will host email, preferably with spam filtering, redundancy, and nice high disk quotas. We're ready to pay a significant amount (probably up to $60 or so/month) for this.

    We are NOT looking to just set up on a shared host and just use the email features -- we want a service that specializes in handling email.

    Anyone know of any services like this? Any you'd recommend?

    Thanks!

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    Have you looked at HostWay? They offer email only hosting.

    http://www.hostway.com

    They may be able to offer you what you are looking for. Your budget seems more than enough to find a reliable email hosting provider. If you have looked at Hostway, and no luck try googling "Email hosting"
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    Check out, everyone.net

    I have read that they are pretty reliable, suitable for business needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HIU-Jay
    Check out, everyone.net

    I have read that they are pretty reliable, suitable for business needs.
    Heard a lot about everyone.net. How many users do you want to host email for?
    How much traffic are you talking about?
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    fastmail.fm
    webmail.us
    tuffmail.com
    fusemail.com
    runbox.com
    entergroup.com

    Just to name a few...

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    Also found this...maybe that'll help.

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    Everyone.net is what most of the big guys use around here without problems.
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    GoDaddy offer email accounts as i know, but I'm not sure if its any good.
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    Thanks for the recommendations.

    Yeah, Everyone.net seems to be along the lines of what we're looking for, although a per-mailbox fee may not go over so well here. Anyone here actually used them and can let me know what they're like?

    We definitely want a service that's dedicated to email, not a general purpose hosting provider such as Hostway or GoDaddy. We need a real, fully managed, "small business" email service package (one I can sell my boss on), not just an email server and a webmail client.

    And something tells me that -- like with web hosting -- just googling the term will get me some options, but the top search results are likely not to be the best options by a long shot.

    Anyone else have a service they've used and would recommend?

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    I use GoDaddy and I can say it is very reliable - they provide 2g of space and backup mx server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacie
    Everyone.net is what most of the big guys use around here without problems.
    I disagree. Webmail.us is using Rackspace and Amazon S3 to facilitate their backend systems.

    They house "big guy" type customers as well (like LG). Not to say that everyone.net doesn't, I'm just saying that "most big guys" is an incorrect statement.

    It all just boils down to what you're looking for and price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avocado
    Anyone else have a service they've used and would recommend?
    I've used Fusemail and FastMail.fm. I'm currently with Fastmail because of speed and the recent upgrades they just did to their infrastructure (all servers now replicated).

    Fusemail is great but a little pricey for my needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interknox
    I disagree. Webmail.us is using Rackspace and Amazon S3 to facilitate their backend systems.

    They house "big guy" type customers as well (like LG). Not to say that everyone.net doesn't, I'm just saying that "most big guys" is an incorrect statement.

    It all just boils down to what you're looking for and price.
    You must have missed `around here` part.
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    hmm..this might be a bit expensive..
    but you COULD get a managed dedicated server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by repoman
    hmm..this might be a bit expensive..
    but you COULD get a managed dedicated server?
    .... but why, when it's really not needed?
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    yeah i heard hostway is pretty good

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    Exchange Hosting

    It sounds like Microsoft Exchange hosting would be the best solution for what you are looking for although I know you mentioned you don't want a per mailbox fee.

    Its actually pretty affordable for small businesses in a shared environment and it gives each user a free license of Outlook professional and Outlook web access (OWA) for web based access.

    A number of providers offer this.
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    check out AppRiver.com, we use them for antispam but they also do full email hosting. The antispam is the best I've seen so far.

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    Why not go with professional services, with high delivery rates, like Aweber, Getresponse, and others? How will you white list the domains with MSN, Yahoo, and others? Pretty hard to maintain it.
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    Thanks, Affiliate -- but I'm not looking for a service to send bulk email. I'm looking for a service to handle our incoming email and day-to-day outgoing email.

    Quote Originally Posted by repoman
    hmm..this might be a bit expensive..
    but you COULD get a managed dedicated server?
    Not only do we not have the budget for that, but we really don't want to manage the email software and configuration and spam filters and whatnot on our own. And it doesn't even provide for any redundancy. Definitely not what we want to do.

    Really, we just want someone else to take care of everything so we can just know that no matter what we'll get the email we're supposed to get, we'll get as little spam as possible, and we'll be able to reply to our clients' emails without our messages bouncing.
    Last edited by avocado; 12-22-2006 at 10:42 AM.

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    Hello Avocado!

    I know, and as you I've lost so many hours with the same issue. I gave up.
    Delivery rates were an issue, white listing even worse, and to finish... spam complaints. Your domain, ip's and others can become black listed even if you do everything right, double optins, etc. It just takes a moron to complain :/

    These services take care of all of this. Newsletters, autoresponders, etc.
    I've also heard good things of a software called lyris. I've gathered lots of info, and I was going to compile it, but never had the time.

    Good luck!
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    You should check out http://emaildiscussions.com/ for info on e-mail hosts.

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    placebo -- thanks for the link, that looks like a perfect place to continue my research!

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    look at google hosted email for your domain http://www.google.com/a/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CD Burnt
    look at google hosted email for your domain http://www.google.com/a/
    Thats good if you are looking for limited support and pay per click advertisements served to your employees within the email application.
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    Better use a redirection to Gmail - they have a good spam filter!
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    Any good Hosted Exchange provider will have spam and virus protection. Search on google for hosted exchange, or hosted microsoft exchange and see wht you come up with.

    Then call the number and see if someone answers the phone, as well as send emails to support and sales to see if they respond in the timeframe you would expect..

    There are plenty of good "Email Only" providers to choose from.
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    any thoughts on simplicato?

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    You may want to think about getting your own email webmail script (socketmail.com) and your own shared hosting or reseller or server or vps and managing it totally on your own. You dont have to worry about the system atleast..just uptime

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    Gmail Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by CD Burnt
    look at google hosted email for your domain http://www.google.com/a/
    Free email is really not a good option for businesses.

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    You should also consider www.mailpure.com. I know the owner personally and they probably have the best spam blocking around. I think they take care of 99.98% of spam from the reports I've seen. They charge on a per-domain basis. So, say for example.com, you would just point your MX records to their servers and all of the accounts on example.com would be covered by their anti-spam services.

    I do have to admit I'm not 100% sure if they provide seperate email accounts, but you can always ask.

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