Email hosting is that service which runs on email servers. If you have a domain name and want to have email service on that particular domain name, you need to sign up for email hosting service.
Most of the hosting companies provide email hosting as well; email hosting service is being provided by hosting companies for most parts with POP3 email and basics in virus/spam protection and some other features. As, email hosting providers are just ad-supported.
Again, if you have medium or small sized business (SME), you shouldn’t want to operate business email using best providers since email service is sub-par as compared to professional email service.
Using professional email hosting it will give you peace of mind. You should focus on your business as hosting provider manages email service. Most of the hosting providers offer rich set of webmail features including contacts management, folder management, archiving, backups, blacklists, whitelists, mailing lists, calendars, online storage, IMAP/POP3, mail rules, robust spam/virus protection, large attachments, auto responders, unlimited forwarders and unlimited aliases etc. You should be able to access email from using favorite email client, smartphone and webmail like Outlook. Email hosting service is very affordable.
Features of Email Hosting
- Real-time rejection, discard, and delivery reports
- Remote box polls
- Unlimited email addresses
- Secure access
- Attachment filter for forwarding to cell phones and PDAs
- Email forwarding
- Auto responders
- Choice of IMAP name space
- Server Side SIEVE Filters
- Supports IMAP IDLE
- Direct to IMAP folder delivery with ‘+’ addressing
- Configurable per folder auto-purge (auto-delete)
- Huge 100MB message size
- Backscatter prevention
- Manage multiple domains
- Unmatched spam controls
- Soft mailbox storage quotas
- Replicated IMAP servers provide high availability