email hosting?

I have a hobby Django project that I’m finally turning into a monetized web app. I’m going to try out DigitalOcean ASAP as your prices are the best out here and is sounds like you have great services and support. When I move this domain out of my shared hosting I realize I’ll loose their email services too. Does DigitalOcean offer any sort of managed email account hosting? I’d rather not have to manage my own mail server if possible. If not, what to other people do for email when they’re running their apps on cloud hosting? Gmail? My app will send out mail to users but on the same domain I also need accounts for support and marketing.

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

You can just setup your own on your droplet via sendmail or postfix, etc. Its free but you need to be a little linux savy.


For our startup ideas we work with many droplets and many domains. It was getting insane managing and paying Google Apps for all of them, so we’ve built, mainly for our own needs. We’ve since opened it to the public. It pairs nicely with DigitalOcean: from 0 to email hosting for your droplet in a matter of seconds. You can use it for free if you don’t send too many mails or 12$ a month for as many domains and mailboxes you want.