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Ask HN: E-mail providers other than Google Apps?
8 points by brandon272 1777 days ago | hide | past | web | 6 comments | favorite
Our company currently hosts about 100 clients on a cPanel/WHM setup.

Due to challenges in regard to spam and security, we want to get our clients' e-mail accounts off of our server an onto a dedicated e-mail hosting service. Some of our clients already use Google Apps for Mail and it works well for them, however, I am wondering if there is a solution that would make the transfer of e-mail accounts from our server easier than Google Apps seems to allow.

Any recommendations for a good IMAP-based e-mail hosting service?

My previous company migrated from Exchange Server to Google Apps and we found Google's migration tools to work well and to be well-documented. They provide a tool to do it at the server level https://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=..., which sounds like what you would want, as well as a tool for individual users to do it themselves. Note that the server-oriented tool is named "for Microsoft Exchange" but it's actually for any IMAP server.

Check out Zimbra yet? They have open source and enterprise solutions. http://www.zimbra.com/products/pricing.html

Also look at Fastmail options. https://www.fastmail.fm/signup/business.html

I'd call / email to negotiate prices with them. Why pay what's just listed on their site? If your users are mostly hands-off in terms of support maybe getting a discount is feasible.

Take a look at http://www.rackspace.com/apps/email_hosting/rackspace_email/ . I have a client I do freelancing for on there and they have great support and a pretty good control panel for both you and your users. Ability to do a hybrid setup with IMAP and Exchange under the same domain.

Have you tried Zoho? http://www.zoho.com/mail/

Do you need webmail for day to day use, or will they use a real email client?


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