looking for suggestion on email hosting
What would be the best option to host my own email ([email protected]). I already have a personal domain for quite long time, but never setup an email on that.
I am considering following:
1) Use third party like zoho.com (they have free option). The advantage is no headaches of self hosting, better spamming control etc.
2) Get a low end VPS (like the one recently offered by VPSDime, $7 / year. was a mouth watering one but could not grab it!), and install a mail server (postfix etc.), manage myself, server health check, spam control etc.
3) Somewhere I read an option to use postfix on our own server and forward all emails sent to our domain to gmail (or any other such email providers for that matter), that way we get more spam control.
which option you guys are using for personalized email solution?
Is there any better option than what I have listed above?
imo go for #1. Its not worth the hassle if you are not wanting to do anything more than sending emails :P
Try MXroute, it's been working great for me. (Also, all the mail ports are blocked on that VPSDime special so you can't use it as a mail server even if you wanted to.)
You could route all outgoing mails through mandrill if privacy isn't a concern.
I currently am doing #2 mostly for the experience and knowledge. If you go with the #3 route, check out ssmtpd. It's dirt simple.
If they are still valid.
wow..thanks guys for the suggestions.
VPSDime I just put as an example (probably a bad example :-) ), yea VPSDime with mandrill could be also an option.
@catalystium I will definitely check your suggestion
Anti-spam is RAM intensive if you perform all the recommended checks. I would recommend at least 1GB.
Still I would recommend this one since you will be controlling all of the data. If nothing else you'll learn something.
+1 for MXRoute! Top service, haven't had an issue yet