Email hosting is a dedicated email inbox that you pay to store on the server of a provider. Dedicated email hosting allows for custom domains to be used and various privacy, accessibility and compatibility advantages for a reasonably low cost. There are many Free email hosting options available through various providers such as Google or Outlook.
There are several advantages to using paid email services over free email:
Customisation: One of the most significant advantages is that paid email services provide the ability to customise your email address entirely. This helps to legitimise your brand or business and provides a level of trust to contacts that receive your emails.
Privacy: The majority of free email services will serve you advertising throughout the platform. Advertisement data collection can re-target ads towards you through your free email platform.
Security: A lot of the free email services come with a good level of protection from SPAM emails or malicious email viruses. Paid email services generally have a more customisable approach for security, giving more control and power to the user, which can be beneficial in most cases.
Support: Managing your inbox can sometimes be tricky, and with a Free email service, you are on your own and working out how to configure your email system will require time and many a google search. A paid email service will always come with some level of support, and with VentraIP Australia, you have 24/7 support at your disposal through multiple methods.
There are a few things you should always look for when selecting the correct email hosting for you.
Compatibility: This factor mainly speaks to how you can view your email. While email hosting services will come with a default way to view your email, you may want to consider your email through different devices or even using specific email clients such as Outlook or Gmail. So be sure that you can still utilise your email services the way you want before buying.
Storage: Especially important if you are moving emails into a new account. Be sure to select an email hosting service that has enough storage to support your past comfortably, present, and future emails.
Security: All email hosting will include some level of protection because if it didn’t, your inbox would be very difficult to use and trust. But knowing how reliable and comprehensive those security measures are is essential when selecting an email host.
Absolutely! and we can do the heavy lifting. As part of our email hosting services, we offer free migrations, which means once your new email hosting service has been activated with VentraIP Australia, you can request our team to perform email migration. They will be able to pull over all of your email data from your old provider to your new VentraIP inbox! For more details, see our FAQ on Migrating your emails from another mail server.
A general question our support team gets asked, and here is the short answer. IMAP and POP3 are just two different methods of how your receive emails.
IMAP syncs messages across all your devices. So if you’re using multiple devices to view emails, then this option is better for you. If you delete an email on your phone, the email will be deleted on your computer and vice-versa.
POP3 downloads emails from your source mail client and stores them on your device. So emails that come through to your Outlook account are then downloaded by your phone. If you delete the email in your Outlook, the email will still be available to view on your phone. This also means that you can review your emails if you’re not online. It also means that emails will take up storage space on each device you view your email on.