What is Email hosting service

  • An email hosting service is an Internet hosting service that operates email servers.
  • Email hosting services usually offer premium email as opposed to advertisement-supported free email or free webmail.
  • Email hosting services thus differ from typical end-user email providers such as webmail sites.
  • They cater mostly to demanding email users and small and medium-sized (SME) businesses, while larger enterprises usually run their own email hosting services on their own equipment using software
  • Most email hosting providers offer advanced premium email solutions hosted on dedicated custom email platforms.
  • The technology and offerings of different email hosting providers can therefore vary with different needs. Email offered by most webhosting companies is usually more basic standardized POP3-based email and webmail based on open source webmail applications