[Gllug] Email provider

Martyn Drake martyn at drake.org.uk
Tue Apr 5 10:45:02 UTC 2011

On 5 April 2011 10:17, James Hawtin <oolon at ankh.org> wrote:

> If you don't have a domain name you might as well go for a generic account
> like hotmail, gmail or yahoo. If you do have a domain name, most registry
> services will provide an email server as a bolt on to that domain name, that
> would be a good place to start.

I look upon Hotmail and Yahoo! as the email equivalent of the "chav".
Gmail, not so bad, but if you do have your own domain, it's worth
going with Google Apps - and then, Google Apps for Business which at
£35 a year per user is very good value and you don't get your email
scanned to serve up adverts (because there are none).

As an alternative, buy a Linux VPS with cPanel/WHM and use that to
host email.  You retain full control at all times, you and your users
will have a pointy-clicky interface to everything and it generally
seems to work well for our customers.  Costs can vary, but around a
£10-£15 a month for VPS and cPanel license.


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