Email. Why pay per user?
Isn’t that standard practice? The way the industry works?
The option is to set up email with your friendly local provider because that is sure to be cheap. But again, the local provider may or may not have enough resources to devote to keep the service up and running all the time.
Plus, if you ever decide you want to move away because the costs creep up over time, or if there are strange technical issues which have not found satisfactory solutions or if the service really slows down because your mailbox got huge, you’ll have a hard-to-solve problem
Techies who discuss the merits of POP vs IMAP may not ever need this. But for the small business which needs a few tens or a few hundreds of users without having to worry whether they have made the right choice, there is a sensible option
And there’s that worry in the background about storage limits. Exceed your allowed GB and you’ll have to pay the yearly tax, sorry, subscription. Or decide that one stack of old emails just have to disappear. Even if it contained something important, who has the time to check?
Migadu is a Swiss company focusing only on email. You pay $4 a month for unlimited storage and users. So, if you’re a small business with tens or hundreds of users, you don’t need to pay more. Yes, there is a catch. You can only send up to 100 emails a day, on the lowest price plan. You can upgrade to a $13.50 per month if you send out more than 500 emails a day and if you’re a heavy user you pay $49.50 per month for 2000 emails a day.
Of course, you’re welcome to Gmail and Zoho. Or AOL. Or Yahoo. But why pay more for email than you should?