Mail Hosting Features
Web Based Email
Our webmail consists of rich innovative user-interfaces that are specifically designed for business users. It allows each of your users to manage their email, address book, tasks, appointments, password, mail forwarding options, auto-responder etc in an effective manner.
Using our SMTP service, you can compose and send email using any desktop-based email software such as Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, Netscape Mail etc. Desktop-based email softwares will allow you to compose emails even when you are offline - you would need to connect only when you want to send all the emails that you have finished typing. Hosting companies that do not support this feature force you to compose and send email via their web-based email client only.
Unlimited POP3 & IMAP Access
Our mail system allows you to download and view your email using your favorite email client (Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, Netscape Mail etc.). You do not necessarily have to use the web-based email client only.
Using our POP3 service, you can download all your email when connected to the internet and then view and manipulate the retrieved messages without needing to stay connected. Our service allows you to set your email software to "leave mail on server" - which is very useful if you want to download the same messages from a different computer, or read your messages from the web-based email client at a later date, or just maintain a copy of your messages on the server for backup purposes.
We are one of the few hosting companies that allow you to access your email via IMAP (a modern alternative to POP3). IMAP provides various advantages, such as - freedom for users to download selective messages / attachments only, the ability to create and manipulate server-side folders, perform server-side searches on email messages etc.
500 E-mail Forwards/Aliases
Email forwards/aliases are email addresses configured such that all incoming mails to them, are forwarded to other email address/addresses. A choice of forward/alias can be anything - corporate name, business department, additional nickname, misspellings etc. An email forward/alias can redirect all incoming emails to - one or more email accounts, mailing lists or other email forwards/aliases.
You can add up to 500 such E-mail Forwards/Aliases using the email administrator control panel. Each of your email users can also set their own mail forwarding options from their web based email interface.
Auto-responders / Vacation Messages / Email Bots
Our email administrator control panel allows you to enable / disable auto-responders for any email address. Each of your email users too can add, delete and modify their own auto-responder from their web-based email interface.
Enabling the auto-responder would result in an automatic reply being sent out by the email system as soon as an email is received for that specific email address. Auto-Responders are commonly used for the following -
Catch-all E-mail Address
A catch-all is an account that receives messages sent to non-existent email addresses at your domain name. For example, if someone sends a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and the account didn't actually exist, your catch-all would receive this message. A catch-all email address can ensure that genuine and possibly important communication intended for you is NEVER missed.
The catch-all account could be configured to:
20 Mailing Lists
Along with every hosting package you get the ability to add up to 20 mailing lists with 500 members in each list. While adding a mailing list, you can decide to create it in the form of a newsletter, an announce list, a private discussion list or an open discussion list. You can choose to moderate messages and mailing list subscriptions. The email administrator control panel also allows you to view and edit your member lists, automatically block mails where message size is greater than the size specified by you, add a specific message at the end of all posts, add / remove moderators, block specific users from posting to your list etc.
With your email hosting package you get a full-fledged DNS Manager with an easy-to-use Web based Interface for DNS Management. You can add, modify, delete all types of records through the web based interface. All additions and modifications will reflect instantly on every DNS server. You can even set and change TTL on a per record basis, and modify all the SOA parameters.
Advanced Email Threat Protection
Anti-Virus Protection for ALL your Email accounts
We provide you with round-the-clock, high-performance, comprehensive protection against the threat of e-mail borne viruses and malicious code for ALL your email accounts. Our AntiVirus software detects nearly 100% of viruses and other malicious programs. Our comprehensive virus patterns database updates at frequent intervals and supports infallible identification.
Basic Anti-Spam Protection
Our mail server blocks out unwanted spam at the server level making email communication more usable. The basic anti-spam solution blocks as much as 40-70% of all spam for most users and about 15-30% for users who get a huge amount of spam on a daily basis. All spam that is blocked is 100% guaranteed junk mail i.e. genuine mails would never get blocked.
You can upgrade anytime to our Advanced Anti-Spam solution that blocks 95%+ of all spam with less than 0.0001% false positives.
Dictionary Harvest Attack Protection
Spammers have started using advanced methods such as Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs) to collect corporate email addresses and add them to their spam lists. A typically DHA works by trying to deliver mails to addresses in a spammers dictionary of common email addresses at your domain name for e.g. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org etc. Email addresses of mails that are not rejected by your mail server are assumed to be real and are compiled in to spam lists and sold to several other spammers around the world. So even if you have been giving out your email address to trusted friends and business associates only, have taken extra care to not use it while signing up for any service, and never used it while posting on online forums - your extra-guarded email address still gets spam if successfully harvested through a DHA attack. Further, the damage caused by DHAs isn't just more spam - as if that wasn't bad enough - a large DHA or multiple simultaneous DHAs act like a denial-of-service attack and can deteriorate your mail service or worse bring down your mail server.
Our mail systems automatically detect DHA attacks and nip them in the bud. They are designed to protect your accounts from extremely large attacks. Our systems are successfully blocking several such attacks on a daily basis.
Mail Bomb Protection
Mail Bombing involves sending of a large number of and/or excessively large-sized unwanted emails to a single e-mail address, with the aim to prevent normal use of the mailbox. Our systems have built-in protection against such attacks.
Email Server Flooding Protection
Email Server Flooding is a type of denial-of-service attack. It involves sending of a exceptionally large number of unwanted emails to one or more e-mail address on a mail server using multiple threads, with the aim to degrade the performance of the mail server by choking all available SMTP connections and other resources. Our filtering systems use state-of-the-art technology to detect such attacks and launch counter-measures to protect our mail servers.
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