What is is email hosting?
Email Hosting is a very basic kind of hosting. Just
like the name implies, this service will allow you to
have your emails (and the attached files) hosted on
a web server. This means that you can access your mailbox
from any place on the world that is equipped with a
simple internet connection. From a different view; it
is like a standard web hosting account where only the
e-mail feature is activated.
Paid email hosting advantages
Free email services offered by providers like Hotmail
are rather limited. Did you know that every single message
you send, is sent with an advertising message at the
bottom of your message?
If you are using such a free e-mail service then you
have probably noticed that the SPAM protection is almost
useless and that servers are getting downright bombarded
with SPAM. Getting ten to twenty unwanted messages per
day on a hotmail or yahoo account is not uncommon.
Another disadvantage is the small storage space. With
only 2MB of space per account you won't be able to receive
any large attachments. A couple of higher quality pictures
from a digital camera can easily take up the 2MB of
Upgrading to a "premium" mailbox with more
space is possible, but why not get a more feature rich,
personalized e-mail address like firstname.lastname@example.org?
Firstly it is important to say that paid email hosting
does not cost much. We are talking of $1-$3 per month,
which translates into a mere 5-10 cents per day.
Paid email hosting is ad free and comes with effective
spam and up to date anti-virus protection. Users will
also benefit of the larger mailbox space, giving them
more room to store large emails. They will also be able
to use email software like Outlook® Express, Microsoft®
Outlook, Eudora, and Netscape Messenger
Remember that your e-mail address is yours to keep because
it will work with any Internet Service Provider. That
means, even if you switch to a different Internet Service
Provider, you won't need to change your e-mail address.
Paid email hosting is ideal for people or businesses
who only want email and don't plan on getting a web
site but still want to be able to communicate on the
internet using emails. For a business, free email solutions
are not an option as they look unprofessional and will
only hurt the business.
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