Split Your Email and Website

Why using your website’s free email is a bad idea

For as long as there has been web hosting, there has been email hosting tacked on to it. It is free, convenient, and a bad idea. It’s hard to pass up a free service, but let’s look at a few reasons why you shouldn’t.

  • If your website goes down, so does your email - Every host, even the most reliable ones, occasionally experience downtime. When (not if) you have downtime, your email will go down, too. That means you will miss important email when you need it the most. If you can't afford to miss emails, you can't afford to host your email with your website host.
  • If your website host server's IP address changes, you could end up on a spammer list - It's inevitable. Website servers are computers and need to be upgraded. Sometimes this involves changing the IP address of the server. When this happens, the IP address associated with your email also changes. If the new IP happens to be on a SPAM list, the emails you send may get bounced back to you.
  • Forwarding emails - When you receive spam and forward it to an outside email address (maybe your personal Gmail), you become the spammer because the spam is coming from your website and going to another email address. On a shared server, everyone that shares the same IP address for their email shares the same email reputation. This means if you forward spam, your website host's IP address can end up on a spammer list. At that point, every email account on the host server (even sites other than yours) is identified as spam and their email will be blocked and bounced back. This is not a way to be a good neighbor. With a dedicated email service provider, forwarding emails are allowed because they have a robust system which deals with spam effectively.
  • Too much spam - Free email service packaged with your hosting account has limited spam filtration tools. Dedicated email service providers are built on a foundation of good spam control.
  • Limited disk space for saving emails online - A hosting account can offer only a limited amount of space to save emails on the server. A dedicated email service provider, however, will offer you an abundance of space to save email online.
Website-Email-Split

If your business is mission-critical,
you MUST secure email through a dedicated email provider.

G-Suite:

THE DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2QwpPGb

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  • This is where we host our email because it’s a terrific solution.
  • You get email @yourdomain (plus a lot of other stuff) for just $6-$18/email/month, depending on the plan you select. All plans are good options.
  • You can’t beat their SPAM filtering technology.
  • G-Suite can be a bit challenging to navigate.
  • But… they offer great phone support to walk you through anything that is confusing.

Panther City Web Source:

THE DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2RgCNgE

(This is our GoDaddy reseller account.)

  • You get email @yourdomain from $5.99-$15.99/month/email, depending on the plan you select. All plans are good options.
  • They offer three email plans which differ the amount of storage you are allowed and some extras are offered with the Premium plan, such as HIPAA-compliant email.
  • Their system is less complicated than Google’s.
  • But… their customer service isn’t quite as good as Google’s.