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Recommendations for business email hosting service

We currently have our email on an in-house server (running ancient EMWAC) and are considering moving to a small business hosting service to rid ourselves of the hassle of maintaining this.  We have 6 mailboxes, maybe 20-50 messages/day (per mailbox)  We use Eudora OSE as the client and want to continue to use this - (no Outlook).  Any suggestions/experiences of hosting services? We just received info for FuseMail.
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SStoryCommented:
If you trust Google, you could setup gmail accounts and reach them via POP3.
There are many web hosting sites.  Almost any of them allow you to setup post boxes for email accounts.

discountasp.net, hostexcellence.com, godaddy.com

the gmail option is free, but who knows if Google stays out of your stuff

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SStoryCommented:
This just means get a domain...
Do you have a website? If so you may have a domain (i.e. mycompanyname.com). If you do they probably offer email accounts that you can access using POP3 and SMTP.
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BigSkyCountryAuthor Commented:
Sorry for delay - family emergency last week.     Regarding email service - this is for a retail website - has specific email addresses related to the domain name.  Google not an option - I was trying to learn whether anyone had any experience using 3rd party hosting email service for business applications verses their own in-house servers.  Are there negatives in not having in-house control (e.g. security, firewall config issues, etc)  I was hoping someone is actually using a service for business application that could educate me   = Sorry again for the delay
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BigSkyCountryAuthor Commented:
I think I didn't phrase my question accurately - but I did look into some of the suggestions.  We, for now, are keeping our inhouse system (reluctantly) as our further research showed service delays if/when problems arose with 3rd parties. Thanks
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SStoryCommented:
Sorry, I have been on vacation....

We did use our internet host provider, to provide email addresses for our domain.  It had normal POP3 accounts, aliases, forwards, etc.  It did what we needed. However one negative is that if the Internet went down we couldn't even send inter-office communications. Also the ability to control spam was not as good as what we have now that we are running Postfix and can configure it exactly as we desire.  Our new ISP acts as a backup mail server so that if our server or internet pipe is down, mail still goes somewhere until we are back up.

Email is inherently insecure, unless it is encrypted.  Even the username and password in the default configuration are sent as clear text. If you don't believe that, download WireShark and sniff on your computer while you send and email. You will see the conversation...


USER <your email username>
PASS <your email password>

or something like that.

Of course there is TLS, and there are other authentication options, but the message is sent in clear text, routed all over etc, so unless it is encrypted there isn't much real security.
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BigSkyCountryAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the additional info - our spam filters actually work pretty good surprisingly for such old software and are very controllable- I would be sad to lose that.  Thanks again
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SStoryCommented:
You might check out Postfix if you are looking for a change. It will run on Linux servers--all for free. It has great spam filters and good online support.
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