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Who is hosted email for?


Ripcord Design hosting includes email service. It's offered with webmail included, and can be set up in external mail programs as desired.

Hosted email is a good fit for:

  • Clients who are comfortable with setting up and managing their own email accounts
  • Clients who don't plan to store/accumulate large amounts of email ( < 5GB per account )
  • Clients with basic email needs, or who just need email forwarding accounts
Hosted email is not a good fit for:

  • Clients who are less comfortable with email in general - e.g. account setup in email programs, standard protocols (IMAP/POP), basic email organization, backups, and best practices
  • Clients who expect 24x7 or after-hours support for email issues
  • Clients who need more email storage ( > 5GB per account ) or archiving
  • Clients who are highly sensitive to any disruptions in their email service

If you identify more with this 'not' list, the good news is that there are a variety of well-known business email providers who offer fully managed email services complete with dedicated 24x7 support, including:

Ripcord Design web hosting is fully compatible with all of these services (and more). We are happy to assist with DNS record setups to connect to the email service provider of your choice.