Commercial Email Providers for Small Business

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  1. Abacist

    Abacist Funster Life Member

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    My son and I bought a village pharmacy nearly one year ago. It came with a Yahoo business email account used by the previous owner. I have not used this as it tends to be used in the pharmacy itself for dealing with suppliers orders etc. Obviously anything NHS goes via their own secure service. I have recently had to get into the Yahoo email account as I deal with the accounts and have to go ferreting for email with attached invoices, statements, credit notes etc and its a pain. This has prompted my son to also say that he finds it a pain as everything gets dumped in one great morass of an inbox with all the junk, spam etc.

    We would like to join a professional, secure email service where we can multiple users to direct email to different users e.g. accounts@southbrentpharmacy.com, pharmacist@southbrentpharmacy.com, shop@southbrentpharmacy.com, customers@southbrentpharmacy.com, patients@southbrentpharmacy.com and whatever else we might need.

    In this way we can effectively analyse most of the email we get and the relevant user can pick it up and deal with it without having to see/read/sort through everyone else's clutter though we might get some more spam.

    Can anyone suggest a good supplier for the sort of thing that we are after? Perhaps @Grommett can help?
     
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    for my various domain names i use 123-reg and use their mail servers for all the various email addresses for each. not expensive at all either
     
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    We also use https://www.123-reg.co.uk for web and email hosting.
    For our modest needs, (10 page website and half a dozen email accounts) the essential package is perfectly adequate.
     
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    You can actually do that with Bt Internet
     
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    We're with go daddy for domain hosting, web site and email, works great. Email is a Microsoft exchange doings and is all managed on the windows 10 pc we use for the business, I only log into go daddy if I need to update the web site.
     
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    Abacist Funster Life Member

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    Many thanks for your kind and helpful replies. I did get our domain name from 123 so they look like the obvious choice to at least consider their offering but will look at anything suggested.
     
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    I have approx 12 domains all through 123reg and they are simple to use. I do host my own exchange server but i realise this is not for some but for me it works well (I.T background). If you dont want to set this up or have a few computers on 24/7 then a hosted service is what you need and 123reg also do this.It will depend on how many emials adresses you want and what you want to access i.e. calendars etc. I would take a look at there site but if you own the domain anyway you could setup multiple emails yourself and have them forwarded to another free emial of your choosing to take them away from the clutter of yahoo.
     

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