Business e-mail hosting; who, why, what and where!
April 6, 2010 6:15 AM Subscribe
Help me find a reliable business e-mail hosting provider.
posted by jaffacakerhubarb to computers & internet (8 answers total)
(I know there are a few previous AskMes on this topic, but I'm asking in case they're outdated or etc)
I've been asked to look into obtaining new e-mail hosting for the company I work for. At the moment, e-mail hosting is done 'in house', in a manner of speaking. It works pretty well, but we've had quite a lot of difficulty with uptime lately as a result of some hardware faults and the like, and both we and customers whose e-mail is hosted have been less than overjoyed.
So, we need a new e-mail host. It needs to…
a) be very reliable
b) support IMAP and POP3 (I'm sure this is standard these days, but just to be sure)
c) allow for a web interface with at least basic branding (logo and company name, etc)
d) allow for our custom domain (again, probably standard, but worth mentioning)
Push e-mail would be a nice bonus — we have lots of iDevices, as do our clients — but it's by no means essential. Any and all suggestions would be very helpful, as would guidance on pricing. For instance, is your recommendation reasonably priced for the market, or cheap/expensive and if so, why is that? I'm not sure what the going rate is for this sort of thing, so any pointers in that regard would be very helpful. Thankyou! :)