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Ask HN: What email hosts do you recommend?
3 points by fvargas on Jan 21, 2017 | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments
I'm looking for an email host to use with my personal domains. What suggestions do you have and what about them has impressed you?

Zoho is pretty good. Easy SPF and DKIM config guide + validation on their site. Really nice webmail interface if you want to use it. I don't know if you can do anything amazing with email service anymore. I think they basically don't break anything I'd normally expect.

If you're interested in moving some apps to them as well, they do provide other interesting services (I'm using invoicing and document storage)

I was looking at Zoho earlier and I think they present themselves well. The ones I've heard most about are Fastmail and Protonmail, especially on HN.

One of the good things I've read about Fastmail and Protonmail is they are incredibly reliable and privacy conscious. Likewise, they seem to focus primarily on email as opposed to Zoho which seems to offer a variety of services aimed at businesses. I wonder if the email service offered by Zoho for private email users holds up to that offered by Fastmail and Protonmail?

Since you're asking in a response to my post, my take is: it's email, it's not secure. Even if you use protonmail, most of your contacts will not, so the e2e encryption didn't mean much. I don't trust any email provider and use either pgp or communicators which do guaranteed e2e to everybody.

It's up to you whether you care about the extra protection like encryption of data on their servers in your use cases.

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