Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


6175 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1893

Trusted

Topic # 205277 7-Nov-2016 09:34
Send private message

 Hey all,

 

I own the domain kiwico.co.nz and only use it for a personal email address.
I have it hosted with Windows live domains (When it used to be free!) Since then they have removed all domain management tools. I cant even add or change email addresses. The only massive bonus is that i can use outlook.com for free with my own domain. Webmail, calender contacts which is excellent!

 

Who can suggest a cheap (Under $25 a year) or if not free hosting service where i can access a webmail, Its fast and reliable.
I bought my domain with free parking and will most likely re evaluate them when it comes to renewal soon.

 


If anyone wants to buy the kiwico domain PM me an offer.

 

So what do you guys use, Whats my best options for mail hosting.

 

Cheers

 

 





 


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
1979 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 297

Subscriber

  Reply # 1664816 7-Nov-2016 09:57
One person supports this post
Send private message

I use 1st Domains for my business email and website hosting. If you don't need more than 1GB of storage, their base plan is only $21 a year. It's an NZ company with a local support team, which is nice. Details here.





Geek girl. Freelance copywriter and editor at Unmistakable.co.nz.

 

Currently using: Modified 2008 Mac Pro, HP M6-1017TX Laptop, iPad Pro, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, AppleTV4.


2974 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 290


  Reply # 1664819 7-Nov-2016 10:04
3 people support this post
Send private message

Zoho Mail works well, and you can have up to 25 email accounts on their free plan.





13 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1664820 7-Nov-2016 10:04
Send private message

If it's just email hosting you're after, I use Zoho Mail on my domain - https://www.zoho.com/mail/

 

It's free and even has activesync support.




6175 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1893

Trusted

  Reply # 1664827 7-Nov-2016 10:23
Send private message

Hey thanks for the replies.

 


Ill firstly look into Zoho and see what i can do with that. All i use it for is family and online accounts/mailers. Im never sending photos but maybe the off PDF. Maybe receiving 3 emails a day and sending a few a week. 

 

From your experience whats the response times on Zoho if your sending to and from? Are they reliable? Easy to configure for android and outlook clients? (I assume so.)

 

For my domain provider, Would free parking be worth my while. They are around $45 a year IIRC for just a domain.

 

Cheers





 


279 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 39


  Reply # 1664942 7-Nov-2016 12:38
One person supports this post
Send private message

I use Mailgun (free for 10K emails/month).

 

Incoming email forwards to my gmail address, and my gmail is also setup to send emails via the mailgun server.

 

Takes a little bit of setup but otherwise has worked fine for the last 12 months.


13 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1664966 7-Nov-2016 13:03
Send private message

TimA:

 

From your experience whats the response times on Zoho if your sending to and from? Are they reliable? Easy to configure for android and outlook clients? (I assume so.)

 

 

My experience has been fine, never had a problem with messages being delayed or anything like that. About the only downside I found is that they don't have provision for autodiscover records, but a quick visit to the setup page sorted that.




6175 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1893

Trusted

  Reply # 1664969 7-Nov-2016 13:05
Send private message

Xeon:

 

I use Mailgun (free for 10K emails/month).

 

Incoming email forwards to my gmail address, and my gmail is also setup to send emails via the mailgun server.

 

Takes a little bit of setup but otherwise has worked fine for the last 12 months.

 

 

 

 

Being able to use the gmail client is a big bonus.
The problem with gmail is that you cant get any addresses these days that are not "bob.sanders9873428@gmail.com"
I still have my full name without numbers at gmail and outlook so i could use one of them if i can remember the passwords and are not overrun by spam :).

 

Will give Zoho a go firstly after work, Does anyone know how long it takes for FreeParking to update the name servers? Is this something that can be done and tested in the same hour?

 

 

 

Cheers





 


3081 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 777

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1664980 7-Nov-2016 13:18
Send private message

You could always just use google apps (gsuite).  It does cost like $5US a month for each email address however you can use email alias (free and unlimited).

 

 

 

Just a matter of pointing the MX record to whatever google tells you too.  Been using it for years.

 

https://gsuite.google.com/pricing.html

 

 

 

Otherwise like others have said zoho is good for free


349 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 61

Trustpower

  Reply # 1664981 7-Nov-2016 13:20
Send private message

I moved 2 domains to Zoho about a year ago, One for a Charity, one for my personal mail and have zero complaints about their free service.

 

They have a great migration tool for moving your old emails to them via IMAP and their Webmail/Apps are extremely easy to use

 

Other then this, I have heard lots of good things about MXRoute - https://billing.mxroute.com/cart.php 

 

While I can't vouch for their service myself, it has a lot of good reviews online/a ton of users over on LowEndTalk.





Any comments made are my personal views and does not represent those of my employer




6175 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1893

Trusted

  Reply # 1664990 7-Nov-2016 13:39
Send private message

tripp:

 

You could always just use google apps (gsuite).  It does cost like $5US a month for each email address however you can use email alias (free and unlimited).

 

 

 

Just a matter of pointing the MX record to whatever google tells you too.  Been using it for years.

 

https://gsuite.google.com/pricing.html

 

 

 

Otherwise like others have said zoho is good for free

 

 

I explored the GApps option, But didnt want to be spending $5 a month just to receive 30 emails haha. I couldnt make use of any of the functionality either.

 

An alias could work well. Ideally i want it to be as simple as possible. At the same time the alias means i can keep my data safe on the google cloud.

 

Just adding an alias is free to any free gmail account?

 

 





 


Awesome
4811 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1062

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1665003 7-Nov-2016 13:58
One person supports this post
Send private message

Another vote for Zoho. Not perfect, but pretty damn good for free 25 accounts.





Twitter: ajobbins


1512 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 785


  Reply # 1939510 16-Jan-2018 08:36
One person supports this post
Send private message

Thanks for unlocking this topic, mods

I have been using mxroute for my domain emails for a few years and they have been great except for the very strict spam filtering, which is not user-adjustable. It has now reached the point where I'm regularly missing important emails such as my power bill and flight confirmations from Air Nz
So, time to move to a different provider. My domain is with 123-reg and I don't want to move it, so just looking for email hosting. Freeparking looks good but I've seen a few negative comments on here.
Does anyone have any recommendations, negative or positive, for Freeparking or other providers? It's just a personal family domain, so only need around 6 mailboxes and 10 addresses. Preference is to keep using the mix of standard platforms and apps, ie not switch to a bespoke app that zoho seems to use. Slight preference for a NZ provider



6175 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1893

Trusted

  Reply # 1939515 16-Jan-2018 08:42
Send private message

shk292: Thanks for unlocking this topic, mods

I have been using mxroute for my domain emails for a few years and they have been great except for the very strict spam filtering, which is not user-adjustable. It has now reached the point where I'm regularly missing important emails such as my power bill and flight confirmations from Air Nz
So, time to move to a different provider. My domain is with 123-reg and I don't want to move it, so just looking for email hosting. Freeparking looks good but I've seen a few negative comments on here.
Does anyone have any recommendations, negative or positive, for Freeparking or other providers? It's just a personal family domain, so only need around 6 mailboxes and 10 addresses. Preference is to keep using the mix of standard platforms and apps, ie not switch to a bespoke app that zoho seems to use. Slight preference for a NZ provider

 

Heya, 

I used Gmail/Mailgun/Cloudflare in the end, What a darn good decision that was! Setup the family some inbox's and then just pointed everything in the right direction.

I use freeparking for hosting my domain, not overly satisfied with the level of control and ease of navigating around the control panel. Always have issues with saving text fields on some browsers. Very clunky..

If you want some help on how I did the cloudlfare mailgun gmail way, I will need to track down that banned guy and his website.

*Edit, Tracked down banned guy and his website no longer has the guide. i can assist tho..

 

 





 


414 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 116


  Reply # 1939556 16-Jan-2018 09:46
Send private message

I use Fastmail for my Mail (and they also do Calendar, File Storage, Contacts, Notes etc if you require these). Domains with Metaname. Works well for myself and my Mum. If Mum can use it then pretty much anyone can use it. Can either use the Fastmail app/webmail (which is very good, on par with if not better than Gmail) or follow the simple instructions to set up on all sort of devices. I personally use native IMAP on my iPhone and the web interface on my computers. They're one of the few providers to actually properly support Push notifications on iOS if that's something you'd find useful.

 

 

You mentioned issues with spam filtering. Fastmail allows you to set the SpamAssassin thresholds. You can decide how many points before email are tagged as spam and how many points before they drop the email.

 

 

Costs $5/month per account which is a good deal for such a excellent service.

xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
9055 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1406

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1939643 16-Jan-2018 11:39
Send private message

Run own mail server ;) Its what I currently do, but looking to move it to Zoho soon as I can clear some time to do it.

 

 





XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.