Some of the services that provide email hosting are:
- GMail for your domain
- Mac OS X Hosting
- Mail2Web offers Exchange hosting
- LiveOffice Email Hosting
Email Hosting DIY
If you are knowledgeable about computers and have an always on internet connection, you can host your email on your own machines at home. This is a risky solution if you don't know what you are doing, but is nice to try and the satisfaction is guaranteed if done properly. The main thing to take care about is to secure all possible points of failure which will guarantee you a peace of mind, knowing that no mails are ever lost.
The first thing to do is to install, configure and secure one of the email servers. If you don't have a static IP address, you will have to register with one of the dynamic DNS providers, DynDNS, No-IP and Dns2Go being the most popular choices. You should also ensure that your DNS is properly backed up. Next, you have to point your MX records to your email servers. This is configured in the control panel of your DNS provider. You also have to ensure that you have setup MX backup so that mail doesn't get lost when your server is down.
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