Email hosting 101: An introduction to the basics
An email hosting service is an internet-based, dedicated email inbox maintained by a provider on its servers for customers. There are several free email hosting services, Google and Outlook being two prominent examples. However, commercial providers like Mark 2 Creative offer paid services to businesses and professionals wanting premium, expanded versions of a free service.

Branded domain name

Email hosting offers you the ability to establish your own domain name, resulting in a customised email address in the format This is a valuable benefit because it allows you to brand your business through their email.

Enhanced cybersecurity

Another key benefit is that all email activity, excluding downloaded attachments, is conducted on the servers of the provider. This better protects your servers from viruses, malware and other cyber threats embedded in emails received by you and your team. Mark 2 Creative also scrubs all emails with the most robust, up to date spam protection.

Fast access from anywhere in the world

Email hosting allows customers to access their email quickly from anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection.

Synchronised across all devices

Mark 2 Creative offers stand-alone email hosting using Microsoft Exchange that, in addition to the above benefits, allows customers to synchronise incoming and outbound mail on their devices. This means the devices of all users will always be up to date.

Format optimised for each device

Moreover, every email is formatted to optimise the experience of all users on all their devices.

Calendar & contacts management

The Mark 2 Creative service also has integrated Calendar and Contact management that lets your team share contact information and allows you to manage the schedule of each team member.


On a stand-alone basis, the Microsoft Exchange email hosting service starts at only $7.00/user/mth. As part of an Office 365 subscription, which includes Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher and OneDrive (with 1Tb of cloud storage), the service starts at $17.50/user/mth.

Customised service

Email hosting by Mark 2 Creative provides your business with a better way to email. If you have unique email hosting requirements, Mark 2 Creative can customise its service to meet your needs. Contact us today to learn more.
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