I'm considering starting a hosting business focusing on e-mail hosting for micro companies (in need of 1-2 mail accounts each) and individual customers. I would also offer web hosting.
To begin with I'll test the concept on a small scale (50-100 users); with a reseller account. However, if things run smoothly, I would probably expand to a dedicated server and could reach several thousand users (mail accounts).
1) Which control panel would you reccomend for this operation? How many mail accounts (POP and/or IMAP) is it feasible to manage with for instance Cpanel?
Also, I'd like my clients to be able to use forwarding, change passwords etc. by themselves. I guess I need a simple, straightforward mail control panel for my customers, preferably without a bunch of excess features relared to webhosting as my (e-mail only) customers would not need this.
2) Webmail/helpdesk - as my customers are Norwegian, who offers this as a language option? I believe Horde mail and Perldesk both have this, any other suggestions?
The option to brand the client control panel, webmail & helpdesk with my own logo would also be very valuable.
Any thoughts on these issues would be greatly appreciated....