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IGraham
 
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Post Posted February 22nd, 2019, 1:51 am

I do have my own domain name and have been using a paid for email hosting service for a good few years, however I now no longer generate the same amount of emails and paying for the service is just an indulgence and a bit silly.
So, looking at free email hosting, does anyone use/ have experience with a free provider ?
I've had a look at Zoho (not actually free but cheaper than I'm paying now), there others that are free, they ‘look’ OK but ? What’s the downside, is it really free, is it easy to set up and maintenance free ?

Anyone have experiences or comments

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Post Posted February 22nd, 2019, 7:06 pm

I have a free Zoho account which I use mainly for testing. The documentation for the free version is poor. I never really considered them an alternative to Fastmail , PolarisMail etc. as they are too business focused.

I'm not aware of a good free email provider that lets you use your own domain. That is usually a feature you need to pay for.

I don't know what to think of https://improvmx.com (free email forwarding to gmail etc. for a domain) . https://productforums.google.com/forum/ ... hq4ZpBDSpA doesn't inspire confidence. https://woorkup.com/email-forwarding-service/ mentions some others.

You might find the "Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous" forum on emaildiscussions.com useful. You'll need to use the display options at the bottom to show old threads.

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