what are some of the "favorite" email hosting services going around these days? (self hosting is out of the question.) i don't want or need anything above being able to use my own domain. i just want to be able to use thunderbird (or any pop3 email software) and pull down emails sent to that domain. ie: already have my own domain want to be able to send receive emails using that domain. currently i have a hosting plan that handles it, but it ends later this year and i will not be renewing there. godaddy. need i say more? however, from what i have already seen via searching, prices for email hosting/services seem insane, relatively speaking. they start at around $5/mo but for that you can get actual hosting. even godaddy has that price for hosting, so if that's the best, just so i can send/receive emails via my own domain, i might as well renew the hosting at that price and if i want to could make websites too. maybe i'm not understanding something and someone here can set me straight.