What Are My Email Options?

  • Posted April 30, 2015
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I have just joined Digital Ocean. I am used to coming from a hosting company that provided you with cPanel, which came with Email setup.

I understand that Digital Ocean does not provide an email service, as they only host your web / app files.

What options could i look into for running Email?

Thanks in advance for your help.


Fastmail or Rackspace Email are good options for IMAP email hosting.

thanks, will do.

Slightly biased, but take a look at iRedMail if you want an all-in-one solution:

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Instead of hosting your own email, I would recommend using either Zoho mail or Google Apps. Zoho is free.

Dont use them myself but zoho has a free email plan.

This would avoid the hassle of running your own mail server.

Ok, thanks… is there any instructions on how i can go about setting all of this up?

DigitalOcean offers Linux VPSes. Any mail server that runs on Linux runs on DigitalOcean.