I'm looking for a reliable email provider that will allow me to leave my sites at DH, for now, but start receiving email via IMAP.
Does anyone here have recommendations for mail service? fastmail.fm is currently my top choice, but I'd be curious about others. Has anyone used MediaTemple for any length of time? Or pair.com? The IMAP requirement rules out gmail for now.
And does anyone have ideas about the pros and cons of forwarding to another service provider vs changing the MX record? Anyone here tried changing their MX record?
I would also like to move a couple of lists without forcing everyone to resubscribe.
DH's troubles of the last 8-9 months are hard to explain. Did they lose someone good? Quit caring? Inadvertently hire a saboteur from SBC, who is secretly working to take them down? I've been happily recommending DH for a couple of years now, but I given four multi-hour outages in the last week, I can't recommend them in good conscience anymore.
Finally, aside from the continuous flow of apologies from DH tech support, does anyone have an idea of what specifically the company is doing to repair its systems and improve its service record? It's not clear from the blog.