@yourdomain.com Email Hosting Providers
Previously Outlook Live Domains and Google Apps provided free @yourdomain.com email hosting. However, that is no longer the case. The below are alternative @yourdomain.com email hosting providers you can use with your Centmin Mod LEMP stack hosted domains - some are free like Zoho Mail while others are paid email hosting providers.
There's also benefits of off loading email hosting to a third party provider in terms of portability, security, reliability and using less local server resources for the handling and storage of emails. Portability wise, when switching VPS or dedicated servers your @yourdomain.com email service is uninterrupted. Local resource wise, you'll use less disk and/or MySQL database storage for your emails depending on how local email storage is configured.
Reliability and security wise, using third party @yourdomain.com email hosting providers has benefits - especially if you intend to use https SSL for your domain (HTTPS as a Google ranking signal) as domain validated SSL certificates also need verification via @yourintendedhttpsdomain.com email address to process your SSL certificate orders as well as for SSL certificate renewals further down the track.
Forum discussion for @yourdomain.com email hosting alternatives here.
@yourdomain Email Providers List
- Atmail - starts at $2/per user a month (minimum 5 users)
- FastMail - Personal Enhanced plan at $40/yr with 15GB email + 5GB file storage.
- Rackspace Email (FREE 14 day trial) - $2/mailbox per month or $24/yr with 25GB storage.Rackspace Email Knowledge Center, Getting Started and Rackspace Email and Apps Migration Services. Rackspace Email Forums.
- Zoho Mail - free for first 10 users with 5GB email + 5GB file storage (bonus 15 more free users after signup for business email plans) then $2.5/user/month or $24/user/year with 10GB email + 5GB file storage. Also 20% discount on yearly subscriptions. Added Zoho Mail Setup Information thread for folks wanting to try it out.
- Google GSuite (formerly Google Apps Business edition) paid service at $5/user/month or discounted at $50/user/year with 30GB storage. You basically get Gmail like functionality but @yourdomain.com
- Amazon WorkMail - $4/user/month for 50GB storage or $6/user/month for Amazon WorkMail + Amazon WorkDocs with 200GB storage. (Added Feb 2015) unfortunately doesn't support imap and pop3 clients Email - Amazon WorkMail service
Free Zoho Mail Email Provider
For Centmin Mod LEMP users looking for free @yourdomain.com email hosting, I recommend checking out Zoho Mail. They have both free and paid @domain.com email hosting plans and are very easy to setup and have accompanying iOS and Android mobile apps for email. You can read the Zoho Mail email setup information posted on the official Centmin Mod community forums.