|Lee Marzke on 4 Nov 2005 00:27:25 -0000|
I've just offloaded a half dozen of hosted email domains from my servers to an IMAP
aggregate provider, as the prices are getting really attractive and I could no longer
justify the admin costs.
While setting up the basic web/postfix/dns/ftp server is easy, spamassassin is somewhat
more difficult to install in the basic configuration. However if you want easily handle
multiple domains, use individual spam assassin rules per domain/user, and do virus
filtering this is not easily done without a lot of administration, much easier to use an
If HIPPA doesn't interfere, outsourcing can be pretty inexpensive, you get business
quality IMAP email, and you can always mirror some or all of the messages to a
local server for backup or availability reasons. Since Internet messages
are already sent un-encrypted, having the messages password protected on a remote
server is not all that more insecure.
You can contact me off list as well for IMAP hosting costs, including spam assassin
and Sophos and ClamAV virus filtering, as my business is now reselling these services.
Lee Marzke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
John Von Essen wrote:
Well the server cost is easy, just go to hp.com or dell.com, etc.,. and price out a server. If your company already has a network in place, then thats taken care off, just get a good UPS ($1000), and stick your server on it. Or if your company has a small internal server room, stick the server there.