I'm the tech guy for a start-up company, and our email situation is not good. It appears that our host provider is having trouble with their outgoing email servers getting blacklisted for spam, so it's a crap shoot as to whether any of our messages get received.
Of the partners, I'm the most qualified to do something about this, but this is outside my area of expertise -- I'm more of a software developer. So I'm here looking for advice/guidance.
The long term solution is to migrate to a host provider that's less terrible (this is not my only problem with them), but for the short term, that's not an option. (The majority partner and I don't see eye-to-eye on who our next provider ought to be.)
Working with the provider to deal with the problem doesn't seem to be an option, either. I've tried, but if they care that they have multiple mail servers being blacklisted for spam, they're doing a good job of concealing it from me.
It occurred to me that Gmail might be a solution; I've worked for other startups that had "email@example.com" set up as Gmail accounts. I see that there are resources out there describing how to get this set up, but I don't know how the existing accounts complicate the issue. Would I have to create entirely new accounts for use under Gmail, or could I migrate the existing accounts? Is there something clever I can do to migrate my existing IMAP account, or would I just have to accept that messages from before the switch-over date are only accessible via my local email client?
My thanks in advance for any advice people can offer or resources people can point me towards that will help me get this situation resolved.