Look at the post above you.
Blah. My company forced Exchange on us. Our IT is outsourced and they bleed Microsoft. I miss Thunderbird.The GMail ads are way too intrusive for my liking. I'm sticking to my good old Exchange server + domain.
Makes sense, I would say.I use my ISP server for personal email. Business domain server for CBI Web.
Not a fan of web based email. I never liked the thought of my mail being on someone else's server, therefore out of my control; no matter how secure, and no matter if they back it up every 2 minutes. I like my mail coming to me, where I know it is, and it gets backed up nightly onto an external drive.
Like any other IP traffic, emails are routed of course. However the SMTP protocol is "point to point", so emails are directly delivered to the MX (or backup MX if the primary happens to be unavailable) of the target domain.I'm not sure and I can actually be absolutely wrong about this...I can understand people not wanting to have their emails on someone else's server, but even with your own personal email server, does your email drop directly at your server? I mean, I thought that the very nature of email was that it is routed through atleast a couple of servers (ISP etc) before it lands into your inbox?