Welcome to your own self hosted Email Server
(this is a cut down version of the connect server which provides many more solutions inside one box)
So, you are still spending silly amounts on managed email, the type where you pay so many ££’s per user? The most cost effective answer once you get above a certain amount of users is to self host an email server, and that is exactly something that I am an expert in setting up and maintaining.
Usually an IT Expert imbecile will tell you that you must go down the expensive route of Microsoft Exchange if you want self hosted email, however this is simply not the case. Even if you require things such as shared calendars, email on your phone, the ability to use complex rules, antispam, antivirus etc. All this can be achieved relatively painlessly and with little interaction required to maintain – which I will also do for you if required.
hMailServer is a free, open source, e-mail server for Microsoft Windows. It’s used by Internet service providers, companies, governments, schools and enthusiasts in all parts of the world.
Access your emails from anywhere, via any method.
hMailServer supports the common e-mail protocols (IMAP, SMTP and POP3) and can easily be integrated with many existing web mail systems, indeed I also offer the service to build a web based mail system for you should you required it.
If you don’t want to host an email server, I can also route you through my servers, however by doing that you are going through the “per user an ££ amount” scenario, albeit with a much smaller cost.
Antispam and Antivirus
hMailserver comes as standard with some basic antispam measures, however my flavour of hMailserver offers that little bit extra for your protection.
In the first instance, I set your server up to query several databases to see if the sender is a known spammer/scammer. Spam Assassin is constantly running in the background, also checking the validity of the emails you receive which should help keep a lot of the rubbish away from your inbox. For added protection two different antivirus software are also running, scanning each email to ensure your inbox is free from virus and malware. Daily updates to the spam and virus definitions will be scheduled and will just occur silently at night, every night ensuring you always have the very latest protection.
Indicative prices (will be tailored to suit your exact needs)
|Install server, configure, set up MX records, configure router, configure antivirus and anti spam and provide training.||£1200|
|As above but you provide Server||£600|
|Hosted on my servers||£0.50 per user per month with a fair usage policy applied. To reach this fair usage limit you would have to be sending/receiving an equivalent of 50,000 basic emails per day!|
|Support (even if I did not install your instance of hMailserver)||£15 per hour for adds/changes and troubleshooting. New installs are graced 5 hours support in the first month for free.|