Solved

Can someone suggest / recommend hosted corporate email service for an organization?

Posted on 2008-06-24
6
233 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-07
Hi. I might need to set up a client on a hosted email platform. Currently I host her web sites (several of these) and email accounts on a Windows 2003 server. The email server software that I use is SmarterMail 4.3.

Recently, SmarterMail 4.3 has become unstable on my server. The client has not had email in two days, which obviously is crippling to her organization.

I need to investigate hosted corporate email solutions for her.

Can anybody suggest or recommend a specific host or service for this?

I am very grateful for all ideas.

Thanks.

Eric
0
Comment
Question by:Eric Bourland
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:PaperTiger
ID: 21856725
how many users and how much data? why not use a host service like Godaddy.com?
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:Eric Bourland
ID: 21856788
Users = 80

Data = 1GB total -- the amount of mail on the server hovers around 1GB.

>>>why not use a host service like Godaddy.com?

I would like to maintain the web hosting on the current server, which is hosted at HostMySite.com. They do a good job.

I am looking for a reliable hosting solution that focuses on email. Something like:

http://www.rackspace.com/solutions/mail/managedexchange/

Do you know anything about Rackspace? They seem to be the premier provider.

Thanks again for any advice.

Eric

0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:PaperTiger
ID: 21857023
looks like a good solution. why don't you host Exchange yourself?
0
Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:Eric Bourland
ID: 21857068
It's complicated. =)

For one thing, the server that I use does not have enough system resources to run Exchange. Exchange really needs a dedicated server w/ 2GB system RAM.

Also my goal is to separate web hosting and email hosting.

Do you have any other suggestions besides Rackspace? I know they are reputable, but they are expensive.
0
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
PaperTiger earned 500 total points
ID: 21857188
I run an old dual CPU PIII 700 with 2GB RAM for about 300 people. not a problem - knock on wood.

Exchange really doesn't use a lot of resource. Web hosting uses even less resource - any $200 PC would run just fine.

If you only want POP/SMTP, godaddy would do just fine. if you want full Exchange, rackspace is fine.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:Eric Bourland
ID: 21866048
We found a solution. We just opened a hosting account at NetWork Solutions. It's working out fine.

Thanks for the perspective and ideas.

Have a great day.

Eric
0

Featured Post

How does your email signature look on mobiles?

Do your employees use mobile devices to reply to emails? With mobile becoming increasingly important to the business world, it is in your best interest to make sure that your email signature looks great across all types of devices.

Join & Write a Comment

Workplace bullying has increased with the use of email and social media. Retain evidence of this with email archiving to protect your employees.
Local Continuous Replication is a cost effective and quick way of backing up Exchange server data. The following article describes the steps required to configure Local Continuous Replication. Also, the article tells you how to restore from a backup…
In this video we show how to create an Address List in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Organization >> Ad…
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager

746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now