Looking for a free email backend service.

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  1. Benchtech, Jan 25, 2012
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    Benchtech macrumors member

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    Well, I have one of my domains and I am looking to provide an email service in which people can register for and get an @....me email address. I found I could do this with Windows Live Domains but I can't stand Windows Live, I hate them so much.

    Are there any other, (preferably free) or VERY low cost services that do this?

    Thanks in advance,

    Ben.

    To claify, I'm not looking for a free domain, which is how it may come accross, I am looking for an email service backend that allows users to register, similar, but better than Windows Live domains.
     
  2. cmm macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing free like that will exist, unless it bombards the user with ads, and you will need to extensively revise your privacy policy as a result. IMO, you shouldn't do that to your users.

    Just install and configure postfix and dovecot for your own email server. Don't forget openssl.
     
  3. jsgreen macrumors 6502

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    FastMail has options that might suite your needs:

    fastimap.fm


    Look at their Business plans. I've been a customer of theirs for 7 years and have been very satisfied with the service.
     
  4. Benchtech thread starter macrumors member

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    Don't I need a dedicated server for that?

    Also the fastmap.im server is down for me, which makes less than a good impression.

    Thanks for the replies!
     
  5. cmm, Jan 27, 2012
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    cmm macrumors 6502a

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    Well, a $20 Linode VPS (virtual Private Server, i.e., you get a smaller, specific, dedicated slice of a large, dedicated server) will do the trick. And you'd keep the data. :)

    What software is your website running? Just PHP apps? If so, that would take about 5-10 hours to configure, with the email server (I won't pretend to you and tell you that an email server config is easy, it isn't, but a LAMP server: linux, apache, mysql and php could be deployed in 5 minutes with a stackscript, i.e., an automated LAMP script, though i'd recommend nginx rather than apache).


    Let me know if I can help
     
  6. Benchtech thread starter macrumors member

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    Id need to do some massive research! I am not very good with stuff like that, thanks a lot for your detailed reply, much appreciated :)
     
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