Just Asking

October 21st, 2003  |  Published in Uncategorized

So, we’re looking into lightening the administrative load around here by handing off a few of the weblogs to another host (I’ve already got a volunteer), and shutting down a few of the site attractions that don’t do much. The jabber server, wiki, and PuddingTime! would all remain intact, but we’re curious about our mail options.

We don’t want to hand e-mail off to anything other than a professional hosting service. My own status as a freelancer means mail has to work perfectly unless I want to cultivate a reputation as a flake, and I’ve got enough time invested in the puddingbowl.org domain that I don’t want to settle on the address my ISP gives me.

Just as a conversation starter, I’ll note that Yahoo!’s “Personal Address” option looks like a decent deal: $10/year for just having it handle my domain, plus another $30/year to boost the number of available addresses and get some decent features tacked on. The drawback is Yahoo!’s reliance on POP3 instead of IMAP for external access via a mail client.

There’s also Fastmail, which comes out to $40/year for a few more features plus IMAP, but without some of the useful features Yahoo! integrates, like a calendar and notifications.

Anyone know of any other mail hosting services that handle personal domains?

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