We consult on and provide a number of different email solutions.
- Google Apps for Domains
This is our favorite and most reliable email system. The standard version is free and we only bill you for the initial setup, migration of existing email accounts/messages and ongoing support. For larger email boxes and more features, you can upgrade the premier additional for only ~$4/user/month. We will even manage your users if you choose.
- Standard “managed” IMAP/POP3 with webmail
For this service, we can either setup your domain through Rackspace’s email offering or install a VPS server and utilized SmarterMail 8.x. Both are excellent options and have their pros and cons. Rackspace can provide virtually unlimited numbers of boxes and space, while hosting on a VPS is limited. Contact us to discuss specifics.
- Rackspace/AppRiver Microsoft Exchange
These companies are excellent Microsft Exchange providers. Using this option provides you with a true Microsoft experience, if your budget allows. Rackspace is unique in that they offer a “hybrid” solution, allowing you to mix normal IMAP/POP3 boxes and still have Exchange for key people in your organization who really need it instead of putting everyone on Exchange.
- Onsite Setup
We can assist you in installing a reliable mail server on your own network and server remotely using RDC, Teamviewer or other remote access program. We prefer SmarterMail or hMail on Windows and there are a number of OpenSource systems for Linux.
Overall we prefer using Google Apps for Domains due to the reliability and robust features offered, followed closely by Rackspace. Managing a large email system on your own, even with a fulltime administrator can be expensive and very daunting. We prefer to leave it to the “big boys” to provide mission critical service while we provide the “know how” to make it a flexible and easy to implement solution for you.