Hosting Email Services
Hosting services should include proper Email Accounts and Email
Hosting solutions should include email accounts for each person in your
Email addresses should appear something like this:
POP stands for Post Office Protocol. POP is a standard client/server protocol for
The emails are received and held on your internet server until you pick it up with a client email program, like
Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird.
IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. IMAP is another standard
protocol for sending and receiving email.
The emails are received and held on your internet server until you pick it up
with a client email program, like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird.
IMAP represents an improvement over POP because email stored on an IMAP server
can be manipulated from several computers (a computer at home, a
workstation at the office, etc.) without
having to transfer messages back and forth between computers. POP was
designed to support email access on a single computer.
Web-based email services enable you to access email via a web browser.
You log into your email account via the Web to send and retrieve email.
Being able to access your email from any browser anywhere in the world is a very
Examples of web-based email services are Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and Hotmail.
Email forwarding allows you to have multiple email personalities.
With email forwarding, you can setup aliases for other email accounts like
firstname.lastname@example.org should be forwarded to email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org should be forwarded to email@example.com
Some service providers offer mailing list capabilities. This is a valuable
plus if you plan sending out email to a large number of users.
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