Email Management

Finally clean and secure email

Hosted email accounts give you the control to securely manage your correspondence in any web browser, email application software or any other device of your choice.

No need to delete. Our 25GB mailboxes hold up to 10 years worth of email, and we're working to make them even larger.
With the hosted email, inboxes won't choke on photos, videos, and other large file attachments with twice the attachment size limit of other providers.
To keep your systems safe from email-borne threats, messages received from external mailboxes undergo three spam and virus scans.
Your data is securely backed up using Exchange Native Protection. Delete an email? No problem. Easily recover messages in Outlook for up to 14 days. Restore an entire deleted mailbox for up to 30 days.
Breeze through the setup of your hosted email service with a dedicated Alaska Tech Support member walking you through the necessary steps. Need migration assistance? We can help.
Latest SSL encryption techniques hide data during transmission so Internet crooks can't access your sensitive mail.
Instantly detects and configures Outlook, Thunderbird, and other popular email software. Easily set up a new email account or adjust settings for an existing account.


Desktop email access Mobile email Webmail access

On Your Desktop

Works with your favorite desktop software like Outlook®, Thunderbird®, Entourage®, or any POP/IMAP client.

On Your Mobile

Check your Email on your BlackBerry®, iPhone®, Windows Phone®, Android®, or other mobile device.

On the Web

Manage Email, share Calendars and access your Company Directory from any web connection with Rackspace Webmail.


Hosted Microsoft Exchange

coming soon, check back

IMAP versus POP3

Before we jump to the discussion and weigh in on which protocol is better for you, here are some descriptions for each one.
“In computing, the Post Office Protocol (POP) is an application-layer Internet standard protocol used by local e-mail clients to retrieve e-mail from a remote server over a TCP/IP connection.[1] POP and IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) are the two most prevalent Internet standard protocols for e-mail retrieval.[2] Virtually all modern e-mail clients and servers support both. The POP protocol has been developed through several versions, with version 3 (POP3) being the current standard. Most webmail service providers such as Gmail and Yahoo! Mail also provide IMAP and POP3 service.”


“IMAP supports both on-line and off-line modes of operation. E-mail clients using IMAP generally leave messages on the server until the user explicitly deletes them. This and other characteristics of IMAP operation allow multiple clients to manage the same mailbox. Most e-mail clients support IMAP in addition to POP to retrieve messages; however, fewer e-mail services support IMAP.[1] IMAP offers access to the mail storage. Clients may store local copies of the messages, but these are considered to be a temporary cache.”



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