What Are My Email Options?

Posted April 30, 2015 6.3k views


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.


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

  • Sorry for a silly question, i’m completely new to this… i have created a Wordpress droplet, running a $10 per month account… so can i avail of email through this?

  • Yes, it’s a Linux VPS running a webserver with Wordpress. It can run anything that runs on Linux.

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

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

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

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