Normally, you would utilise your website hosting server to host your email accounts. It’s good practice for businesses to use their domain name as their email, it shows stability, rather than using a hotmail or gmail account.
However, it does pose some issues when using the website host for emails as well.
- If you move your website to another host, they will more than likely have different email settings, so you will need to delete that account and set it up again, then you will need to remember to tell the email program to combine your existing emails or else you will have two files running.
- If you receive alot of emails or large files, you run the risk of using all your website hosting space, this may cause you to have to be on a larger hosting plan to compensate for the emails.
- If you website goes down or offline for some reason, so does your email accounts
- Go away, for forget to check and download your emails, if you have set your account to remove off the server after 14 days, then it will and your emails will be lost
What we recommend is using Google Mail for Business via Google Apps
- You get a business email, so firstname.lastname@example.org
- 30GB of space per account
- Set up as many sub accounts for your employees as you need
- As little as 5.00 per month per account
- Can be set up on your email program
- Can be accessed through Google search page with the Apps