Best Deal for Email Hosting Windows Central 2019

Having your own private email service on a hosting company's servers provides greater flexibility in managing and storing your emails. It's especially useful for business because you can use your server as your email address domain. From there, you can assign additional email accounts to others in your organization. Very few of the major hosting companies in the U.S. sell email hosting as a separate plan, since it typically comes with a web hosting plan. But among them, Hostinger offers the most features to get your private email up and running.

Best Deal Overall: Hostinger

Hostinger has two email hosting plans. Business Email comes with 10 GB to store your emails, while Enterprise Mail has 30 GB. Both plans allow for an unlimited number of email aliases. For multiple users in your team, both Business Email and Enterprise Mail plans include collaboration for sharing calendars. Both plans include a tool for you to migrate your email to Hostinger's servers. The company provides domain registration for a new domain for one year.

Price Specifics: Business Email is $1.50 per user monthly. Enterprise Email is $3 per user monthly. Plans come with a money-back guarantee within 30 days.

Pros:

  • 10 GB (for Business Email)
  • 30 GB (for Enterprise Mail)
  • Unlimited email aliases
  • Shared calendars
  • Email migration tool
  • Domain registration

Cons:

  • No discount for additional accounts

Best Deal Overall

Hostinger

The most email hosting features for a low price

Hostinger's cheapest plan still includes many things to get your private email going.

Best Including 50 GB: GoDaddy

GoDaddy has three email hosting plans. Email Essentials comes with 5 GB to store your emails, contacts, and calendars. The other two programs (Email Plus and Business Premium) have 50 GB. All three plans allow for up to 400 email aliases. Business Premium also includes a subscription to Microsoft Office 365. For multiple users in your team, all three plans enable sharing of online calendars. GoDaddy provides a free online tool for you to migrate your email to their servers. Email backups and advanced security cost extra.

Price Specifics: Email Essentials is $2 per user monthly. Email Plus is $4 per user monthly. Business Premium is $10 per user monthly. Email backups are an additional $3 per month for all plans, and advanced security features are $5 per month for all plans. They also come with a money-back guarantee within 30 days.

Pros:

  • 50 GB (for 2 of the plans)
  • Up to 400 email aliases
  • Office 365 w/ Business Premium
  • Shared calendars
  • Email migration tool

Cons:

  • Only 5 GB (for Email Essentials)
  • No discount for additional accounts

Best Including 50 GB

GoDaddy

Lots of storage

If you need lots of storage for your emails, GoDaddy offers two plans to meet this.

Best Including Collaboration: Namecheap

Namecheap has three email hosting plans. Private Mail comes with 3 GB to store your emails, calendars, and contacts. Business Mail and Business Office Mail have 10 GB. Private Mail allows just one email alias, while the other two allow up to 10 aliases.

All plans include additional, separate storage space for user files: Private Mail comes with 1 GB, Business Mail with 10 GB, and Business Office mail with 15 GB. For multiple users in your team, the Business Mail and Business Office Mail plans have collaboration tools for sharing calendars and contacts and collaboration support with Microsoft Outlook. Additional mailbox accounts can be purchased separately for each program at a discount.

Price Specifics: Private Mail is $9.88 per user yearly. Business Mail is $28.88 per user annually, while Business Office Mail is $49.88 per user yearly. Additional mailbox accounts cost, respectively, 2.98, 14.88, and 35.88 yearly. You can try out any of these plans for free for 60 days.

Pros:

  • 10 GB, 15 GB (for 2 of the plans)
  • Separate storage for user files
  • Shared calendars (for 2 of the plans)
  • Shared contacts (for 2 of the plans)
  • Discount for additional mailboxes
  • 60-day free trial

Cons:

  • Only 3 GB (for Private Mail)
  • One email alias (for Private Mail)

Best Including Collaboration

Namecheap

Collaboration, extra storage

Namecheap's plans are good if you need multiple email accounts to collaborate among their users.

Best Including Multiple Accounts: 1&1 IONOS

1&1 IONOS has three email hosting plans. Mail Basic 1 comes with 2 GB to store your email, contacts, and calendars, while Mail Business has 50 GB. Mail Basic 25 includes 25 email accounts, each of which has 2 GB. A Mail Business plan also includes tools for collaborating on shared calendars, contacts, and to-dos. All three plans include domain registration for a new domain for one year.

Price Specifics: Mail Basic 1 is $1 per user monthly. Mail Basic 25 is $2 monthly. Mail Business is $5 per user monthly, with discounts if you pay for a package plan for 5 users or 10 users. 1&1 IONOS doesn't state a money-back guarantee other than that you can cancel anytime.

Pros:

  • 50 GB (for Mail Business)
  • 25 email accounts (for Mail Basic 25)
  • Shared calendars (for Mail Business)
  • Shared contacts (for Mail Business)
  • Shared to-dos (for Mail Business)
  • Domain registration

Cons:

  • Only 2 GB (for 2 of the plans)

Best Including Multiple Accounts

1&1 IONOS

Multiple email accounts

If you need several email accounts, the Mail Basic 25 plan offers a great deal.

Bottom line

Hostinger's email hosting plans let you register a domain and use it for your email address. If you have your email on another service, they include a tool to move your emails over to their servers. Their Business Email plan comes with 10 GB for your emails, which should be more than enough for most users. Plus, both plans let you come up with an unlimited number of aliases. For as low as $1.50 monthly for Business Email, these features should be more than enough if you want to start a private email account using your own domain.

Credits — Who worked on this guide

Howard Wen is the Web Hosting Researcher for Windows Central. Throughout his career, he's written about technology for several publications that include Computerworld, MAKE, Popular Science, Salon, and Wired.

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