Offering email to members

challenges

(Carole Sumler) #1

We are thinking of offering email services to our paid members. I was wondering if someone knows what options we have if we can’t host our own email server. Cost would be an issue.

I know about forwarding emails to another account, but I don’t think you can send out emails using a forwarding service (I could be wrong). is there such a thing as a “pass through” service where they can use our domain name, but the emails go to and from their current email account, like a gmail account?

Thanks for your attention!
Carole Sumler


(Adrian Speyer) #2

Google does offer a service using a domain of your choice. 5$ per user: https://gsuite.google.com/products/gmail/ another option is https://www.zoho.com/mail/, first 25 users free, 2$ a month after.


(Richard Millington) #3

Hi @red5, forgive me if this is a dumb question.

But why would you want to do this? Wouldn’t your members already have preferred email accounts?

It feels like a rather strange choice without any background here.


(Carole Sumler) #4

We have over 30 years of global fans who would really like to be associated with our organization in an official way, but the non-profit doesn’t want to host the mail server for paid members of the forum we are developing. I’m trying to find a way to allow members to have an email officially associated with the organization and not bother the one tech person we have very much.
Carole


(Carole Sumler) #5

Thanks very much, Adrian!

I’ll check those out.

Best regards,
Carole