I've been a happy DH customer for many years and have a number of domains hosted here, but only for HTTP services. I have had a couple domains that I don't care much about setup for DH email and I don't recall any problems.
But now I'm setting up a domain for a client and setting up email with DH just to give them a place to start. If there are issues with their email, I'm going to be hearing about it.
Once in a while I read about issues with email stability here and I really don't want to start down a path that's doomed to have issues.
Just how stable are email services here?
How effective is anti-spam/anti-malware protection?
Do DH servers get blocked a lot by major block lists?
Does DH use SPF to validate outbound email?
Does DH offer greylisting on specific email accounts to help identify spam?
Has anyone here had so many problems that they swore off DH email?
I looked at Gmail as an alternative, but that looks pretty flaky and limited. Does anyone see that as perhaps a better alternative to DH email? And Why?
I host my primary email services at Everyone.Net, and we pay as much for that as we do for all of our DH services. If I need to pass my client there or to another specialty house for email services, I'll do that, but only if we determine that DH services are so unreliable that we need to go through the time and expense to do that.
I know all responses are subjective and I'll interpret them as such. I'm hoping any notes can be backed up with a reference to specific issues, just to keep this from turning into a FUDfest.