Dropbox and "webhosting", what about email?

Discussion in 'Webmastering & Programming' started by Trepidati0n, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Trepidati0n

    Trepidati0n [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I know I can easily point my domain to dropbox and have them host it for a fraction (e.g. zero) of the cost. However, how would I hand email then?
     
  2. leezard

    leezard [H]ardness Supreme

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    Use email provided by your registrar, or a 3rd party service like google apps. outlook.com is free (google apps isnt) and lets you use your own domain for email.
     
  3. bebble

    bebble [H]Lite

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    Do you mean to use your own domain name for the email? I think yahoo provides such services.
     
  4. sidestreet

    sidestreet n00b

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    Outlook.com doesn't do the free hosted email anymore, They're pointing everyone to O365. (Just had to move 3 domains...) You can get their "kiosk" email for $2/month I think.
     
  5. the_servicer

    the_servicer [H]ard|Gawd

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    Relying on the Wall Street tech companies for mail hosting for a domain name is not something I would recommend. A registrar's mail hosting too is often less than excellent. There's no reason to do any of that when better independent mail hosts are so easily available and so inexpensive. Check out MXroute and Rollernet for example.
     
  6. tim_m

    tim_m i'm so nice

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    go back in time and sign up for google apps when it was free :p