i've got a web service up and running with apache on ubuntu server in a vps from a hosting company (long sentence:)).
i wonder when someone would like to set up a own mail server (postfix + dovecot)?
cause i just want to be able to:
send emails (account activation etc) to my users with php - the emails have to appear to come from the website's domain
receive emails from my users (customer support etc) using Apple Mail/Microsoft Outlook.
could this be accomplished with an email hosting company? are there situations i would benefit from setting up an own mail server on ubuntu?