I am currently hosting mine and all of my clients emails on my Linux server. However, in the past, despite having passwords that no human could possibly remember, let alone guess/hack, one of my email accounts has been hacked somehow. Not to mention the additional resource consumption that hosting email can cause and the required maintenance when issues occur.
I have therefore been looking at other alternatives, number one being Microsoft Exchange, hosted by a third party (quite expensive)...
But after revisiting this, I noticed that it might be possible to host these accounts on Google's server instead.
I have searched around the web and found a very helpful article here:
This article seems to run you through how to point your email to the Gmail servers from your own server.
Despite finding this article, I still have a few unanswered questions:
- Whilst this is a matter of opinion, is Gmail a reliable email provider?
- Do I have the ability to set up alias accounts and account forwarding? Very important!
- Is there a memory limit on the Gmail servers? Whilst I obviously set limits for my clients, I do not want them to be constantly having to empty there folders...
- Lastly, can I set up these accounts in Outlook? Also very important!