Most reliable mail host?

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#1
I have had it with Afrihost not responding properly or fixing a problem that some of my mails are not delivered. It is now costing me reputational damage with clients. I need to move on, and am in the market for a new host. What is the consensus on the most reliable mail host? I have very simple needs - one address, nothing fancy.
Jaco
 

MightyQuin

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#2
I have had it with Afrihost not responding properly or fixing a problem that some of my mails are not delivered. It is now costing me reputational damage with clients. I need to move on, and am in the market for a new host. What is the consensus on the most reliable mail host? I have very simple needs - one address, nothing fancy.
Jaco
Microsoft Online Exchange
 

Rickster

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#6
You should ask AH to do the following:

Enable DKIM
Enable SPF
Disable greylisting

Do you recieve any bounce back email?

It could also be on their side or in their junk/spam box.
 

Thor

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#7
Get a shared hosting package with domains.co.za and setup your own mails in cpanel.

If you struggle I will help you for free (Disclaimer, I wont migrate your emails, I will show you how step by step, I just dont have the time to do that bit), but the rest I will help you with.
 

MightyQuin

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#8
Get Microsoft Exchange Online....full Exchange functionality. If you have internet, you have email...anywhere in the world.

Why faf with ISP's and POP mail?
 

MightyQuin

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Thor

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#11
Exchange isn't JUST IMAP..........

Also with Online Exchange you get a 50GB mailbox for R52 per month. A fraction of the cost of your "budget" packages...OP doesn't need all those other hosting bells and whistles.
He can get a website too, if he wants pure email then Gmail ie for personal.

If it's for a business then Cpanel no excuse for a business not to have web presence in 2018.
 

MightyQuin

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#12
He can get a website too, if he wants pure email then Gmail ie for personal.

If it's for a business then Cpanel no excuse for a business not to have web presence in 2018.
Maybe read his post and see what his requirements are?
 

Thor

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#13
Maybe read his post and see what his requirements are?
Most definitely not exchange then.

Good host with reliable email severs = he needs to migrate, preferably to domains.co.za

As long as his domain is with afrihost his DNS will be hijacked.
 

Werfetter

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#17
You can use Google as well even with your own domain (you can have google's mail handle you private domain emails).
 

Tinuva

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#19
Use a free gmail or M$ account.
If it must be with own domain, as it should be.

Less than 10 mailboxes {you specify one} host with either:
a. Microsoft Office 365 Business Essentials @ +- £3.8 /m / mailbox.
b. Google GSuite basic @ £3.3/m/ mailbox

Somewhere near +- 10 ~ +- 20 users, look at other options.
+10 for this suggestion. Stop faffing with companies hosting your mail on a single server.
-1 for the prices being in pounds instead of rands :p
 

UssOP

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#20
Would definitely consider GSuite or O365 for mail assurance but I prefer my normal hosting because of the price xD
 
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