email hosting

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  1. BobJustBob

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    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.
     
  2. broccoli

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    Yes. There's a minimum service and when I looked into it there was no 'el cheapo' email only that looked any good. You don't want to go with something that could disappear overnight, getting a minimum hosting seemed the way to go, for me.
     
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    Few that I've seen talked about positively, in no particular order:
    • Fastmail
    • Mailbox.org
    • Zoho Mail
    • ProtonMail
    I saw a good write-up early this year from someone moving away from the GSuite and what they are looking at in a new provider, might be helpful.
     
  5. PsydFX

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    I’m currently using Zoho Mail, no major complaints with it. Not as simple and straightforward as Google Apps, but they do seem to be actively developing the platform.
     
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    BobJustBob

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    i'm investigating the situation and will report back soon...
     

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