Email hosting

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Dark Atheist, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Hi All

    A friend of mine is thinking of moving her account from one company to another as she is fed up with the poor service they seem to be giving her now.

    Thing is she,s not sure of what company to go for, she has an account with godaddy but would rather use someone else as she doesn't want to keep all her eggs in one basket.

    Can some one advise on a good company with 99.999% uptime, who is cheap (she would prefer free hosting) and is in the USA
     
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  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I didn't know 6 9's was available as a new metric :) 5 9's is something like 8 minutes of downtime per year, so not sure there is anything better than that.

    I also don't think you would find anything with that high of a SLA for free. I can personally recommend www.sherweb.com.
     
  3. Dark Atheist

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  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I use google apps for my site's email, it's free.
     
  5. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    yes but can she still keep her current domain name?
     
  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Yes, I use mine to host my michaelsoft.info email. I used GoDaddy as my registrar.
     
  7. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Thank AM - i will let her know
     
  8. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    2nd for Google Apps. Despite not using it, I've heard and seen a lot of benefits that I myself am thinking of switching over to it.
     
  9. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    I just build my own email server :D
     
  10. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    shut up you tart :p
     
  11. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    Google apps is great! I've been using it for years now.
     
  12. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    I have been using Google Apps for several of my domains, and I am currently using it for the corporation I started together with 4 other people.

    We absolutely love Google Apps. There has been a few hiccups in the past with my personal domain (I've had it hosted there for almost 2.5 years), where the service has been down for a few hours, but even so for a free service it is rock solid, provides plenty of features and the whole gmail interface rules!
     
  13. Dark Atheist

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    guess i will say tell her the votes are in and its all for google apps :D
     
  14. Johnny

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    I am going to look into this myself ..
     
  15. Norma Fay

    Norma Fay OSNN One Post Wonder

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    At work we use <a href="http://www.intermedia.net/about-us/intermedia">exchange email</a> on Intermedia’s cloud server. I love the email archiving. It saves everything automatically so you can’t accidentally delete it. It also lets you search the archive in a ton of ways. It makes it much simpler to keep track of things and find the attachment or email you need.