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17,532 Points

Setting up emails with @my-company.com?

I need some orientation and advice with this. The question is kind of long but I will be as concise as I can.

I want to make a web page and set up @my-company.com emails for my business. I already have a hosting service with Arvixe where I can host unlimited domains. I know that Arvixe has the @my-company.com e-mail service but I don't know how it works.

I also know that I can use google for this purpose, but I don't know how it works and how much does it cost.

Here are the main questions I have:

  1. Which e-mail service would you recommend?

  2. If I set up the e-mail accounts through Arvixe's CPanel, how can I check my email?

    • Is setting up an client like Outlook or mail.app mandatory to check the e-mail?
    • Is there any way to check this e-mail online?
    • Is there any way to check this e-mail through google's gmail interface?
  3. Does google provide the mail hosting services AND the site hosting?


1 Answer

Zachary Green
Zachary Green
16,359 Points

What language are you using? if php then PHPmailer (https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer) with google smtp server (https://support.google.com/mail/answer/22370?hl=en) for small scale use theres also mailchimp (http://mailchimp.com/) .

17,532 Points

Thanks Zachary!

I'm still not programming the site but I need to set up "corporate" emails in the short term (long before setting up the site).

One option could be using the Arvixe server just for handling e-mail in the short term; the other option I have in mind is paying a hosted service such as gmail's or microsoft's for the e-mail only.

Does google smtp or mailchimp allow me set the @my-company.com domain?