I have been using Everyone.Net for email for many years. I have a “grandfathered-in” rate of $49/year for 5 accounts and unlimited aliases - dunno their current pricing. I get the mail by Outlook and Android K9 app. I’ve been mostly pleased with them. The services are stable. They rarely (like once every few years, if) get RBL’d, where most other services I know get blocked frequently due to random spammers, and mere accusations of abuse which take down tens of thousands of sites. I just hate that stuff.
Some people get gmail addresses and route their foo.tld email there, then use whatever client they want to access that. It’s free and only gets an occasional bad rap for the actual SMTP/POP that I know of. I don’t think gmail ever gets RBL’d … would they dare block millions of random GMail users?
I’m not happy with the 5 user limit at Everyone.Net - I’m getting greedy and looking for a host that does more than just shuffle my data on the wire for what I’m paying them. But given their stability and the fact that most every other service is pretty poor with email, I’m not inclined to jump too quickly.
I’ve not hosted email with DH for anything I care about, because of notoriously poor email services “reported” over the last decade+. But I’m happy to host everything else here. There was a recent challenge here (@smaffulli?) to essentially put up or shut up - justify recent complaints against DH email or quit blabbin about it. On one hand it’s seemed kinda quiet here over the last year, they’ve improved. On the other hand there are just enough complaints here and there to at least warrant a belief that while “pretty good” the services here just aren’t stable enough for daily business. I really wish DH would be more aggressive about this. I’d give them my extra $50/year if I thought there would be no worries with my email.