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Can someone recommend a reliable email service providers or/and hosting company. We need almost perfection. We are using exchange service from 1and1.com DON'T USE IT! IT SUCKS! We are having issues for the past 3-4 months and the only thing we get from them is: "We are sorry for the inconvenience". I was looking at webmail.us, any thoughts?
can you give me a quick illustration ramram29? thanks!
Quick illustration? People have written technical books that are longer than most novels on how to setup a server with email, web, etc.
If you really want a quick illustration, most Linux distro's come with everything you need out of the box. Apache, Sendmail or Postfix for the MTA. MySQL or PostgreSQL for a database and so on. Now, go read and stop using those cheap 2.99 host providers, they have so many people hosted on their systems they don't care if they lose people daily, cause they're probably signing up more people than they're losing each day. And hosting providers like 1and1 that have literally thousands of customers just aren't going to care as much. Unless you want a simple website and blog, host yourself, especially if it's for business needs.
I have setup several clients with a very affordable solution just like that, a simple, easy to manage, custom virtual email server with shared mailboxes and shared calendars, all using Linux and Open Source applications with no licensing fees. This system will give you years of service without a hickup; and you can have mega mailboxes and messages, the sky is the limit. I have a server package available. Let me know if you need help, firstname.lastname@example.org.
cucolin@, if you need almost perfection then hosting your own may not be the best solution. What if you have a power failure? What if your harddrive fails? What if the motherboard fails? I have a client where all of these problems have been a factor in the 6 months with their primary server.
I don't know how much your business relies on the site for your business. I use lunarpages.com for a few clients and have had very few issues.
If your need guaranteed uptime, you'll probably have to pay. Places like rackspace give out guarantees like that.