It is good to receive a positive response concerning this area. Thanks for the insight.
I'll let my partner know of these options. Just to understand more about email switching/domain transfering....
You wrote (about email client):
(You can do this by using the mail server's real name--eg. something.dreamhost.com rather than mail.yourcomain.)
I know when I get my email from dreamhost, i use mail.elainenimo.com.
Using my domain name as an example, what would be the "something.dreamhost.com"... Would it be elainenimo.dreamhost.com or would it be like spork.dreamhost.com (the server name) or would it be something else? I need some clarification on that.
I didn't even know about changing the MX records. That looks like more intensive stuff. It even has a disclaimer in the beginning. I guess I should read more on that. This is probably reserved for those in the "know". heehee
Is it possible to transfer the domain name to dreamhost, but keep the email server at verizon (the current server of the potential client), by fudging with the MX Record? Hmm...
I remember when I transfered elainenimo.com from the older hosting company, I made the changes through the site where I set up the domain name, some registry site. There I updated the DNS to dreamhost. I would probably do the same for this "client".
You think the best thing to do... is set up an area for the new client in ddreamhost.com, set up the email mx stuff to point to verizon, then finally transfer the domain name from the old server to dreamhost.com?
Let me know what you think. Thanks again.