Below we will see where you can host one e-mail with your own domain. Creating a mail server on your web hosting site was an option we used years ago.
At the moment this is not appropriate for many different reasons. Let's look at some:
- Outgoing emails end up in the "spam" mailbox and your customers or visitors never see them.
- Outgoing emails are not sent due to security restrictions (on a web server) or accidental php errors on your page.
- You receive too many spam messages on e-mail your.
Spam filters on servers e-mail have become much more aggressive than ever, to provide security of course. So if you set one of these filters in the mail service that you host on your web server there is a risk of losing many messages.
Maintaining a mail server along with the web server it uses is not wise for another reason:
The reputation of your server's IP.
OR LOW-reputation and not at all-reputation are the worst problems you can have on a server e-mail.
LOW-reputation, means that your server has been marked as unwanted by some servers e-mail worldwide. Maybe because someone started sending spam (maybe from the previous owner) or because some lazy people marked the e-mail you as "unwanted" as a more convenient way to unsubscribe. If you are hosted on a shared server again, there is a chance that someone else on that server will send spam.
No reputation: do you think your VPS with a dedicated IP will solve all delivery problems e-mail; It's not that easy.
Chances are your dedi IP was already spammed at some point. This is a typical behavior of spammers, who change IPs very often.
But even if it has never been classified as spam, there is the issue of "no reputation". Your messages will still not be trusted because your server is not sending enough e-mail.
Basically, you need a reliable mail server with many add-ons for more security and reliability. Do you think that the cheap web hosting server that you got for 5 euros a month will be interested in the reputation of your e-mail, and will contain all the add-ons you need?
Let's see the services we have chosen for you:
MXroute cheap service which works, if of course you like it as a service. If you want to reduce costs the service is functional but beware: If you do not like something you will not be able to get your money back. Personally, my service seems very tentatively set up by one person and not by a reliable company.
Zoho cheap service but very functional. Spam protection and cloud space. Think of them as a cheaper G-Suite service, but without Google of course.
Migadu excellent service. The pricing model is very different from everything we mentioned above. You will have unlimited storage, as many mailboxes as you want, but you are charged with the number of e-mail that you send every month. (Other services offer limited storage but unlimited shipping and download e-mail)
Proton mail for more security and encrypted emails. The cost of the service is the same as G-Suite, but its servers are located in Switzerland. Thus all user data is protected by Swiss law.