Recommendations for email hosting

Hi, what do you recommend for cheap and easy email hosting for several domains (while using Digital Ocean for website hosting)?

My main options are: a) Email hosting service by the company where I have my domains: Porkbun (cheapest option) b) Zoho email (maybe gives me some extra features/advantages?) c) Google Workspace (more expensive, but I’m used to Gmail, so that might be an advantage?)

I’ve been using Gmail to send and receive emails from different domains, but my emails have been flagged as spam a few times in the last months (even with SPF and DKIM configured OK and not sending any spam or bulk emails), so I’m thinking it’s worth it to pay for a better option if I avoid the spam problem.

I’m not an expert at all, so any advice will help.


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i searched high and low over the internet last night about new email hosting provider, as i know my free g-suite will be stopped since may 1,2022. my option is to use to foward all my custom domain emails to gmail and send as gmail in future. It’s free but i think it should be working. I also looked at google workspace, zoho and many others, but i have so many domains/email accounts and can’t afford such high cost.

Bobby Iliev
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March 18, 2022


I believe that Gmail should be a good option, regarding your emails being flagged as spam, I could suggest sending an email to this test website here:

Then the site will generate a report for your email deliverability rate and show you any problems that could be causing the emails to be getting marked as spam.

What I personally do at the moment, is to use an SMTP service like SendGrid for my outgoing emails from my site, and also use Gmail or NameCheap for my actual email box.