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    Thrive Promotional
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    hello flying solo tech experts

    My query is probably a basic technical one .. would be great to get thoughts though .. as I’m looking at this due to NBN move needed.

    I have my website hosted with well known and reliable company .. and happy so do not want to change. I currently have my emails directed to my internet provider and I’m looking at changing this provider due to NBN.

    What are your opinions about a) asking webhost to direct emails straight to me OR b) emails from webhost being ‘delegated’ (I believe that is the correct term) to my selected internet/phone provider?

    I have read that it maybe best to separate web hosting and emails.

    Thanks for any input.

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    Morgan

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    Hi Morgan,

    re: I have read that it maybe best to separate web hosting and emails.

    If your web hosting co is reliable, there isn’t much of a reason to host your email elsewhere, if you’re just using a standard email service.

    There is an exception, which is if you want to use Gsuite/Gmail or Office365 for your email, you may need to delegate your mail records to your selected provider if your web host doesn’t offer these services.

    In essence, my suggestion would be if your email is an important tool for your business, go with the most reliable of the two you’re dealing with.

    cheers,
    Andrew

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    Thanks so much Andrew .. great advice/input.

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    Hi Morgan..

    A few things to think of here: Your hosting will likely have a reasonable service for email, but they may have restrictions on it’s use, capacity etc.

    If you plug your website or operations into your email you might find that some providers can impose limits to how many emails are being sent from your domain or total email limit size etc.

    There is spam filtering to consider. Which can become a night mare if you are mistakenly marked as a spam provider. You can also make your own email server etc, but this is hard to do securely.

    You can use Gsuite (Think corporate Gmail, with your own domain) Office 365 (hotmail, livemail) for email providers, they have a very very strong set of other tools and apps for usual office work as well. Googles Gsuite with Docs, Sheets, Slides are brilliant if you aren’t sewn to Microsoft at the hip.

    As for your web hosting, glad you have a reliable web host. Wanted to ask though, if you have considered what can be achieved with various public cloud services?

    We are here to help small businesses like your think outside the box and innovate beyond traditional services.

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    CephIT, post: 263863, member: 112253 wrote:
    Hi Morgan..

    A few things to think of here: Your hosting will likely have a reasonable service for email, but they may have restrictions on it’s use, capacity etc.

    If you plug your website or operations into your email you might find that some providers can impose limits to how many emails are being sent from your domain or total email limit size etc.

    There is spam filtering to consider. Which can become a night mare if you are mistakenly marked as a spam provider. You can also make your own email server etc, but this is hard to do securely.

    You can use Gsuite (Think corporate Gmail, with your own domain) Office 365 (hotmail, livemail) for email providers, they have a very very strong set of other tools and apps for usual office work as well. Googles Gsuite with Docs, Sheets, Slides are brilliant if you aren’t sewn to Microsoft at the hip.

    As for your web hosting, glad you have a reliable web host. Wanted to ask though, if you have considered what can be achieved with various public cloud services?

    We are here to help small businesses like your think outside the box and innovate beyond traditional services.
    Belated thanks for info!

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    I also have a web host I’m very happy with, use their mailservers but manage/receive/send multiple email accounts via my standard/free Gmail account. Very easy to do, no need to pay for their suite.

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    From my understanding, it is generally better to get your emails hosted on a Microsoft exchange (office 365) or on Google Gsuite for reliability purposes. They’re inexpensive and you won’t have reliability issues.

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    Apologies if this has been recommend before, but G-suite or M365 are the only two email systems I recommend.

    I do not recommend website hosting companies host your email.

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    just go with dedicated email hosting and not shared. you’ll be fine as long as none of your accounts get hacked and you’re not sending spam :)

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    tadere, post: 264673, member: 64779 wrote:
    just go with dedicated email hosting and not shared. you’ll be fine as long as none of your accounts get hacked and you’re not sending spam :)So use your own dedicated server to send and receive mail? Why?
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    MatthewKeath, post: 264676, member: 3997 wrote:
    So use your own dedicated server to send and receive mail? Why?

    no i mean dedicated email hosting with the current hosting provider. Most offer it and the OP suggested they were reputable.

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    I know this question has been answered but thought I’d throw some weight behind using Office 365 or G-suite for your email. They can both be set up to use your domain, are extremely reliable, cheap, and you essentially get enterprise-grade email functions for next to nothing. Plus their in-built spam filtering would be much better than web-hosted platforms. In you are using Microsoft Outlook as your primary email client, then +1 for Offie 365. They just work.

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