[Gllug] Email provider

Neil Macvicar neilm at kernelspace.co.uk
Wed Apr 6 08:34:48 UTC 2011

I provide email services direct (no reselling) to companies and individuals - if I can be of assistance drop me an email off-list. 


Neil Macvicar, Managing Director. 
Tel: +44(0 )203 384 3323 
Web: http://www.kernelspace.co.uk 

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----- Original Message ----- 

From: "T Menezes" <t.menezes at tm.uklinux.net> 
To: gllug at gllug.org.uk 
Sent: Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 12:38:29 PM 
Subject: Re: [Gllug] Email provider 


> It would help if you said what you expect the email provider to do 
> for you. 
> Eg: mail available via IMAP/POP3, or a webmail interface, .... 

IMAP is good, POP3 is acceptable, and webmail is a nice-to-have. 

What is really important to me is that the service is reliable and as 
much 'future proof' (if any such thing exists) as possible: meaning I 
don't like the idea of having to change my email address simply because 
I am changing who provides that service. 

> 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 don't want to simply get my email from my broadband provider because 
(usually) the name of the provider features in your email address and it 
becomes a total hassle to swap providers. 

As I said, I'll contemplate going with gmail if I have to. But, I was 
thinking of getting my own domain and piggy-backing the email on it. 

The thing is, I have never done this before and I don't know a) how to 
go about doing it; b) good service providers; and c) what the potential 
gotchas are. 

At this point in time I don't have the resources to run the email server 
from home, so I need to purchase the service from someone. 

Thanks for your help 
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