SmarterMail and Outlook.com – Making the choice for your email hosting

Selecting an email host is a decision many people make without much research. How hard can it be, right? Try typing “email host” into your search engine and you will quickly find that your selection is not as clear cut as you might have thought. The variety of options might now look overwhelming. We are here to make your decision a little quicker, easier, and more informed.

SmarterMail vs. Outlook.com

Outlook.com is one of the popular options for email hosting. It is free and is a common selection for private users, carrying the benefits of familiarity. However, being that it is a free option, clearly Outlook.com is not able to offer the same features as an exchange-level mail server. With a modern set up and basic organization tools, Outlook.com is a good option for personal use and rarely produces cause for complaint.

However when it comes to time-saving fea tures, efficiency, and a business-professional program, you are going to want to look a little further.

64-largeOutlook.com may keep spam levels in your inbox around 3%, but the built-in anti-spam Message Sniffer offered in SmarterMail protects you from just over 99% of spam. Outlook.com might be free, but SmarterMail’s affordable price is more than worthwhile.

The features offered in SmarterMail are designed to make your day-to-day business communication and organizations smooth and effortless.

Planning an event with multiple people? SmarterMail can sync your calendar with calendars shared with you, offering easy coordination at a glance. Additionally, with a checkmark system, you can choose to view native and shared tasks, contacts, and notes simultaneously. Headaches over availability and planning are a thing of the past.

Included in SmarterMail’s email server is our fully integrated instant message system. This allows you and your domain users instant communication. Quick and convenient, it keeps you up-to-date on co-worker availability and promotes speedy communication without the hassle of group emails or not knowing if your message has been received. Outlook.com offers a similar feature, but it only works if your contacts are synced with Skype. SmarterMail’s system is connected with the email host so that, regardless of other programs, all your users will have access to it.

Another helpful feature SmarterMail offers is the disposable alias option for when you need to sign up briefly for a website or newsletter but don’t want to increase your spam. At the end of a time limit, the randomly assigned address expires and your inbox remains as spam-free as before!

Still not convinced? SmarterMail offers all the features listed above and more! Try out a demo trial run to see if it fits for you. Some features have been disabled for security purposes, but you will still get an excellent idea of SmarterMail’s benefits!

For a business, the ideal server is one with a more professional front without distracting ads, with quick communication, with excellent security protocol, and which connects calendars, contacts, tasks, and notes from any location. SmarterMail offers only the best.

MX01 SmarterMail upgraded (v10.0.4562)

ASPnix is now happy to announce the upgrade of our SmarterMail mail services to the latest version, v10. This new version of SmarterMail includes several new features, performance enhancements and other fixes to further improve your email experience! What is new in v10?

  • Support for Outlook’s Auto-Discovery
  • All new mobile / smartphone web interface
  • Outlook EWS support for Outlook’s Scheduling Assistant
  • Support for Exchange’s Conference Room Scheduling feature
  • Support for remote whipping of ActiveSync devices

We are most excited about the first 2 updates. Support for Outlook’s Auto-Discovery feature means less time users have to spend looking up server settings, checking boxes, typing in server names and other tedious tasks. Simply enter the email address and password and Outlook does the rest!*

The new mobile / smartphone web interface is perfectly optimized for handheld devices! Everything fits nicely on the smaller screens, all background services and files are highly optimized for these smaller devices so that you get a amazing experience on the handheld device too!

As always, thank you for choosing ASPnix as your Windows hosting provider!

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Mail Relay

Email Relay

What is a relay server? Do I need one?

A relay server is a mail server (usually SMTP server only) that delivers mail for a 3rd party mail server that is unable to do this on its own due to ISP restrictions, configuration issues and many other factors that may prohibit successful email delivery. Think of a relay server like a package delivery service, you have a package that needs to be sent to a specific location, you cannot do it, so you have this service pick up and take the package, run it through their systems to be placed on a truck for delivery to the final destination. This service is perfect for the following setups or situations…

  • Host your own mail server and your ISP blocks port SMTP port 25
  • Host your own mail server and your IP address is classified as a residential or dynamic IP address
  • Your mail server’s IP address has no reverse DNS configured and your ISP does not allow you to setup reverse DNS
  • You run an Exchange (or any other mail server) and require a “Smart Host” or outbound relay server to send your email
  • Your mail server’s IP address is listed on 1 ore more realtime blacklists (RBL) services and your ISP will not request delisting or you cannot request delisting

Can I send spam or unsolicited email?

No. ASPnix does not allow the sending of spam or unsolicited email of any kind and has a zero-tolerance policy for spreading or sending of spam using our mail relay service.

Service Features

  • Send mail from any IP address, mail server (supporting Smart Hosts or relay authentication) using any domain name that you own!
  • Alternate SMTP ports available to void ISP blocking of the standard SMTP server port. Including 21, 25, 26, 88, 2525, 8080.**
  • 50MB maximum message size (including attachment(s) and the attachment(s) MIME encoding)
  • 1000 recipients maximum per email (limited by the number of relays you purchase)

Pricing

Relays per day* Monthly Price Annual Price  
       
150 $1.00 $12.00 Order
300 $2.00 $20.00 Order
500 $3.00 $30.00 Order
750 $5.00 $50.00 Order
1000 $7.00 $70.00 Order
1500 $12.00 $120.00 Order
2000 $17.00 $170.00 Order
3000 $22.00 $220.00 Order
5000 $35.00 $350.00 Order
7500 $50.00 $500.00 Order
10000 $65.00 $650.00 Order

Signup / Register

You may sign up for the mail relay service with the “Join” button above; remember that we offer a 30-day money back guarantee! See our refund policy article for more. If you have any questions regarding our email relay services, if your server supports Smart Hosts or relay / outgoing authentication, do not hesitate to contact one of our skilled and knowledgeable sales team members!

* 1 “relay” is counted for each recipient of a message that is sent. For example, if you sent 1 email to 100 recipients that would be 1 connection per recipient and 1 email in queue per recipient for a total of 100 relays. Relay counters are reset daily.

** Please contact your ISP for information regarding running a mail server on their network. ASPnix takes no responsibility if your ISP suspends or deactivates your internet services due to violations of their TOS.