Web Host - Email
Email is the lifeline for communication between a web site's visitors
and the web site's owner(s). Finding an appropriate set of email features
on a given host plan should not be a problem, as most of the features we will discuss
are an industry standard. Nevertheless, if email will
be an important factor for your web site you should still keep your eye on email features.
An email alias is simply the name associated with an email address. For example Bob works
at www.example.com and his email alias is bob, so his email address is email@example.com. Personal
web site owners may get by with only a single email alias, while large corporations may require
hundreds to thousands of email aliases for all of its employees. Check to see that
the plan offers a sufficient quantity of aliases.
When someone is fired from a company or multiple sectors of a web site are condensed
down into one, it would be nice to combine the old email addresses into one as well. However,
customers and friends may have already saved the old and outdated address(es), so many web hosts
allow for you to set up email redirects that will forward any mail to an outdated address
to a functioning address of your choice.
There are a countless number of spam spiders that are tirelessly crawling the web
looking for email addresses to add to their hit list. If a web site posts their email address
on their web site they will receive spam without a question. To combat this spam many hosts come with
anti-spam software that protects your inbox to some extent. If a web host
does not have a spam filter or anti-spam software, we recommend that you continue your search
for a quality hosting provider.
Nearly all web hosts have a zero tolerance for individuals who wish to use their server's resources to
send out massive amounts of spam. If you are a spammer and are looking for a web host, we know
that finding a web host to fit your needs is darn near impossible. Instead we suggest
you get a normal host and create a beautiful web site, with amazing content, and earn a living
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