Why doesn't digitalocean provide a mailserver?

Posted November 23, 2016 4k views
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Somebody who heard I was looking into an email server was wondering why I wouldn’t just use my host’s email server. Well, DigitalOcean doesn’t even have one! Why not?!

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Because, unlike DNS, it’s very high maintenance. Run it on a droplet or just use Google Apps.

Use g-suite. For $5 a month you get the whole g-suite including mail, drive and calendars. I went through this last year and it good.

Oh ok so you must be on the legacy google apps? Can you use your business domain though?

  • No, and no.

    But what’s the difference? Nothing! That’s precisely the problem. You (and google, to be fair) want me to pay $5/month to label my google account with my new email. Uh uh uh…

and for privacy of which you don’t have any on the free version