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The Best Email Providers

The Best Email Providers

Gmail

Pros

  • Excellent uptime.
  • Good value when you use the free version

Cons

  • There is no support, even if you pay the $50 per year, per user it is not worth it. There really is no support with gmail.
  • Slow, over-used servers
  • Annoying ads
  • Poor privacy

Thexyz

Pros

  • Nice, easy to use webmail interface that is 100% ad-free
  • Supports ActiveSync
  • Great support and very reliable
  • Webmail interface includes built-in calendar and notes

Cons

  • Servers are currently based in North America

Fastmail

Pros

  • Even with recent trouble, they have good uptime
  • Dedicated to providing good email service

Cons

  • Brought out by Opera
  • Support is nothing special

Hotmail/Outlook

Pros

  • Pretty good webmail interface

Cons

  • Does not support SMTP
  • No support whatsoever

Rollernet

Pros

  • Own data center
  • Under active development, and their blog is updated frequently

Cons

  • Basic Roundcube and Squirrel mail webmail interface
  • Is a bit on the slow side

Tuffmail

Pros

  • Reliable uptime record

Cons

  • No active development for a long time.

LuxSci

Pros

  • Good uptime record
  • Good support team

Cons

  • Not a very good looking webmail interface

Redpin

Pros

  • Been in business since 2002
  • Good support

Cons

  • Disk space is too expensive

PolarisMail

Pros

  • Pretty good support
  • Enhanced accounts support ActiveSync

Cons

  • Webmail is a bit confusing at first
  • Lacks solid documentation

EUMX

Pros

  • Friendly and fast support
  • SSH/SFTP access to one’s account, making for easily scripted backups

Cons

  • No updates
  • Ugly webmail interface

 

About The Author

Russi Spoon

Web marketing is my thing, I enjoy audiobooks and data. Contributor at @C0ZYIT

1 Comment

  1. Peter

    I have been using thexyz email as my provider for about 2 years and it is defiantly worth every penny. They provide great responsive support, fast servers and never had a problem with downtime.

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