Just $2.00/month per mailbox
An affordable option for small businesses, this professional email management solution will help you stay connected with your email, everywhere you go.
Ensure you’re getting the latest emails no matter where you check it, by having all your devices sync with your email.
Take the worry out of full inboxes with a massive 5GB of storage space.
Say goodbye to the restrictive sending limits
offered by most email programs.
Stay connected on as many devices as you need with unlimited IMAP connections. Access your email anytime and anywhere.
Attach files up to 35MB in size per email. For larger files,
use the file sharing feature!
Get the emails you want, and ensure outbound emails are safe, with anti-spam and anti-phishing protection.
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|Free email Provider||HostPapa
|HostPapa Advanced Email||Google Apps for Business™|
|Description||Free email service, such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail||Basic email included with HostPapa web hosting||Advanced Email available from HostPapa||Google Apps for Business™ email available from HostPapa|
|Maximum # of email boxes||1||Unlimited||Priced per mailbox||Priced per mailbox|
|Maximum IMAP connections||1||5||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Maximum file attachment size||25MB (Gmail)||10MB||35MB in email (larger files can be sent using file sharing - no limit)||25MB|
with web hosting
|$2.00/month per mailbox||$5.00/month/month per mailbox|
Basic email is just that: Basic. With HostPapa Advanced Email, for mere pennies a day, the incremental gains in productivity, security, and reliability are exponential! Let's take a closer look at Basic Email and Advanced Email, head to head:
Mobile Device Compatibility
In order to maintain the integrity and performance of our shared web hosting and email servers, HostPapa Basic Email limits each account to a maximum of 5 IMAP connections per web hosting account. With HostPapa Advanced Email, there’s no limit.
Here’s an example to illustrate the significance of this. Consider a small company with 3 employees: Martin, Sarah, and Ravi. Martin likes to check and respond to email on his desktop computer and Blackberry. Sarah likes to use her Macbook, iPhone, and iPad. Ravi writes email using his laptop and Android. That’s 7 devices for which an IMAP connection is needed - but Basic Email limits the account to 5. It’s unlikely that any of these 3 employees will want to give up the convenience and efficiency of having their email in sync on all of their devices, but for a couple dollars a month, you can bet they’d be happy to have Advanced Email and not have to worry about this. And this is just one feature of Advanced Email!
Enhanced Security and Protection
With HostPapa Basic Email, you get antivirus and spam protection when you enable SpamAssassin on your account. With HostPapa Advanced Email, you get the latest in advanced email filtering, as well as antivirus and spam protection. This will keep your email boxes free from the latest threats and nuisances, such as malware, phishing emails, and time-consuming spam.
HostPapa Basic Email requires controls to help protect the integrity and performance of the shared web hosting and email servers. Essentially, these are shared computers in a community, and in order to protect the “neighbourhood”, certain rules exist in order to ensure that email servers perform optimally. Enhanced features required by our users are often not included in Basic Email but are available in Advanced Email. For example, Basic Email sets a limit of 50 outbound emails per hour per web hosting account. Considering our example of 3 employees, it’s not entirely unreasonable for them to collectively send more than 50 emails in an hour. With HostPapa Advanced Email, we’ve increased email limits to satisfy the needs of the majority of our small businesses clients, while still protecting the security and integrity of our systems. By default, each email address can send to up to 500 email messages or recipients per day. Upon request, these limits can be increased for users with special business needs. Google Apps for Business email sending limits per user are 2,000 messages per day and 2,000 unique recipients.
With HostPapa Basic Email, you get just that: basic email. However, if you are running a group, organization or business, you may want (and expect) more advanced features. With HostPapa Advanced Email, you get them, including integrated contacts and calendars, file sharing and storage, and more.
Avoid common issues with shared email servers
Shared web hosting is affordable and reliable. But with shared email servers, you also get shared IP addresses. Just one HostPapa customer on your shared server sending one unsolicited email can cause a chain reaction of events that impacts you. One unwanted email that alerts a third party spam protection service (such as Spamhaus) can cause that shared IP address to be blacklisted, which then causes service disruptions to all users on that shared IP address. Our system engineers work continuously to keep our IP addresses “whitelisted” with these services. In the meantime, though, there are service disruptions to email.
There’s two ways to avoid these unnecessary disruptions: You can purchase a dedicated IP address, which isolates your email service from others on your account, for a small additional annual fee. The second option is to upgrade to HostPapa Advanced Email, which removes the need for a dedicated IP address. Advanced Email has multi-redundant IP addresses that allow for a truly redundant email solution, meaning your email will be delivered!
Storage and Archiving
With HostPapa Basic Email, storing and archiving of your email is not available. HostPapa Advanced Email gives you 5GB of storage per mailbox for storing and archiving your email. You can, in effect, use this server as an email server for your office, without the need to purchase and maintain expensive equipment!
HostPapa Advanced Email is an excellent business-level hosting email platform that provides many of the features offered by both Google's Gmail (via Google Apps for Business, also available through HostPapa), as well Microsoft's Hosted Exchange and Office 365.
Similar to Google Apps for Business, HostPapa Advanced Email includes:
Additional features offered by Google Apps for Business that are not available with HostPapa Advanced Email include the following:
If you are interested in learning more about Google Apps for Business, please contact HostPapa Customer Care.
On average, the price per mailbox is $2.00/user per month. Google Apps for Business is priced at $5.00/user per month.
A fee-based email service provides a unique email address that is linked to your domain name. Instead of firstname.lastname@example.org, your email address will be email@example.com, which makes it both more memorable and more credible. Furthermore, paid email services offer enhanced features, including multiple users' synchronization with multiple devices (IMAP), and integrated contacts, calendars, file storage, and more. These features benefit end user experiences in businesses and groups.
Advanced email filtering, combined with anti-spam and antivirus protection, evaluates each and every email message using the latest in scanning technology. This helps determine whether the content of the message is legitimate and wanted, keeping your email box safe from the majority of threats and nuisance emails.
If you already have an email service and want to move your historical messages/data over to HostPapa Advanced Email, we can assist you with this. We can also help import your email and contacts in just a few clicks using our migration tool. You can even move your sent items.
HostPapa Basic Email offers two types of email delivery, POP3 and IMAP4. If you plan to use webmail with only one computer or email client (such as Microsoft Outlook), it is best to use a POP account. If you will use email with more than one computer, smartphone(s), or email clients, IMAP will be your preferred option. IMAP allows all your devices to be in sync, meaning that when you delete a message on your iPhone, that message is deleted automatically on all your other devices.
With basic email services, such as that provided with HostPapa shared web hosting, there is a limit of 5 IMAP connections per web hosting account. This limitation is necessary in order to preserve the integrity of our shared server environment - without it, thousands of email addresses on shared servers would overload the system with all of the real time synchronization that would be required on a continuous basis. For HostPapa customers using multiple devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers), a business-level email solution, such as HostPapa Advanced Email or Gmail via Google Apps for Business, makes perfect sense.
No, having your domain registered with HostPapa is not required.
We've got the support you need. Whether you're planning to use your email hosting on your iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry or another device, we've got step-by-step instructions just for you, including your IMAP and SMTP (outbound) server information, here: http://www.hostpapasupport.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/2446
Yes, with both Basic Email and Advanced Email, you can access your email using webmail - all you need is an Internet connection and a web browser. This includes reading, searching, and deleting emails, as well as composing, sending, forwarding, and saving draft messages.
Yes. Using POP3 or IMAP allows you to manage your email service with commonly-used email programs like Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac OSX Mail, and others. Both HostPapa Basic and Advanced Email allow you to view, send, and manage your email through the most popular email clients. If you want to take advantage of an even more robust Outlook experience, including shared calendars, contacts, and more, consider upgrading to Google Apps for Business. It's available through HostPapa and we will set up and do all the administrative work for you.
No, a dedicated IP address is not required in order to use HostPapa Advanced Email. Our email servers handle the traffic filtering on a per account basis, since integrated Mailshell anti-spam virus protection monitors for inbound and outbound threats, thereby making a dedicated IP address unnecessary. Conversely, on a shared web hosting and email server (such as that offered via HostPapa Basic Email), it is highly recommended that users acquire a dedicated IP address, to avoid potential issues and possible blacklisting that may happen with shared IPs.
With HostPapa Advanced Email, all individual email accounts and their affiliated data, including folders, labels, filters, signatures, and vacation replies, are set up to be account specific. This allows for individual identities with distinct settings for each email account.
The following languages are presently supported: English, French, Spanish, German, Danish, Dutch, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish.