Paid Email Service Recommendations

Discussion in 'IT & Internet' started by xjr13m, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. xjr13m

    xjr13m UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hi

    I'm looking to setup a new personal email account for a friend. They don't want a gmail or an outlook account and they don't have a domain of their own. I've told them they could probably get a decent paid for email service with no incoming adverts or outgoing watermarks for a couple of pounds a month which they're happy with. But I don't really know where to look. A quick google brought up mail.co.uk which looks OK but I never heard of them.

    Can anyone here give some recommendations for a reliable paid for service with some history of a decent service level. Needs to support POP3/IMAP.

    Thanks
     
    Posted: Jul 15, 2019 By: xjr13m Member since: Aug 6, 2012
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  2. WESH.UK

    WESH.UK UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    For the sake of £6 a year, why dont they get their own domain name and open a hosting plan to use it with so that they can choose their own domain name and host it with a reuptable provider?

    Gives them a lot more options then, and most like us provide POP3/IMAP and spam controls too.

    They can use their own domain anywhere they choose, so would never have to change their email address ever again (Potentially)
     
    Posted: Jul 15, 2019 By: WESH.UK Member since: Aug 11, 2018
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  3. Mark Dodds

    Mark Dodds UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Office 365 or G Suite without doubt
     
    Posted: Jul 15, 2019 By: Mark Dodds Member since: Mar 30, 2015
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  4. Mike Hayes

    Mike Hayes UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    I would recommend FastMail.

    Top notch service, fantastic web interface.

    Great for those who aren't interested in Microsoft or Google's offerings.

    Can be used with your own domain (recommended, incase you ever want to jump ship) or with a @fastmail.com address.
     
    Posted: Jul 15, 2019 By: Mike Hayes Member since: Jan 7, 2016
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  5. xjr13m

    xjr13m UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    They don't want a gmail or an outlook account
     
    Posted: Jul 15, 2019 By: xjr13m Member since: Aug 6, 2012
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  6. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    They said:
     
    Posted: Jul 15, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  7. Alan

    Alan UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Zoho mail
    Protonmail
    Rackspace
    MXroute
     
    Posted: Jul 15, 2019 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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  8. TheoNe

    TheoNe UKBF Regular Full Member

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    I can highly recommend Protonmail - great security and privacy offered including end-to-end encryption for all messages. The only negative is that they only provide 500MB of storage for free.

    Have a look here: https://protonmail.com/
     
    Posted: Jul 16, 2019 By: TheoNe Member since: Jul 6, 2019
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  9. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Why is that a negative if they are happy to pay for an email provider as stated in the OP?
     
    Posted: Jul 16, 2019 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  10. Mike Hayes

    Mike Hayes UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Protonmail does not natively support IMAP/SMTP. The OP listed this as a requirement but it also makes migrating to another provider more difficult in future.
     
    Posted: Jul 16, 2019 By: Mike Hayes Member since: Jan 7, 2016
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  11. GraemeL

    GraemeL Pain in the neck? Full Member - Verified Business

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    Thunderbird.
    Oops - sorry, just realised the OP wants a paid for service.
     
    Posted: Jul 16, 2019 By: GraemeL Member since: Sep 7, 2011
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  12. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Thunderbird is not an email provider either - it's an email client
     
    Posted: Jul 16, 2019 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  13. kulture

    kulture UKBF Legend Staff Member

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    I use ecohosting. the domain costs £6.99 a year and the email from £4.99 per year
     
    Posted: Jul 16, 2019 By: kulture Member since: Aug 11, 2007
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  14. Servermanagement

    Servermanagement UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi,

    Try with mxv.net
     
    Posted: Jul 17, 2019 By: Servermanagement Member since: Jul 17, 2019
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  15. Charles Rice

    Charles Rice UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    So, you don't want to give free emails ago? Tutanota also allows creating email for free.
     
    Posted: Jul 23, 2019 By: Charles Rice Member since: Apr 19, 2019
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  16. Speedie

    Speedie UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Another vote for Fastmail, superb service and nice clean webmail interface (if you don't want to use a mail client).
     
    Posted: Jul 25, 2019 By: Speedie Member since: Mar 9, 2006
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