Your business deserves professional mail solutions
Service overview for South African businesses
Business Email Address
Are you just getting started and want to represent your business with a customised email address and your own domain name? Our professional email packages offer everything you need to boost your brand and to make it easier for your customers to remember you.
- Email address and domain that matches your business name
- Additional email addresses for different parts of your business
- Multiple mailboxes included
- Convenient storage
Hosted Microsoft Exchange
Looking for an email solution that ensures your company can remain professional as you continue to grow? By combining maximum productivity with maximum availability, our hosted Exchange solution allows you to take the reins and drive your business forward, while we take care of server maintenance and security for you.
- The world’s leading email and calendar solution
- Secure hosting from a single source
- Round-the-clock mobile access
Microsoft Office 365
Are you looking for something to make your working life easier? Combining powerful email hosting and the latest versions of your favourite Office apps on any device, Microsoft Office 365 is the ideal productivity suite to help run your business.
- Industry standard for business email
- Manage your emails, appointments, and tasks with Outlook
- Email encryption
- Powerful tools like Excel and PowerPoint
Email Services - Price Overview
- Free domain
- Ad-free email
- Spam filter
- Synchronised on all devices
- Free domain
- Ad-free email
- 50 GB email account for 1 user
- Outlook Web App
- Real-time sync of your data
Features for personal and South African business users.
Spam filter and virus protection
Custom domain email hosting
Web and email hosting
Professional mail vs. free email products.
|Feature||IONOS||Free Email Providers||Explanation|
|An individual email domain for a professional appearance||Yes||No||This creates an air of professionalism for businesses and those self-employed. It can also help job applicants stand out from the crowd.|
|Free from advertising||Yes||No||Free email providers are financed by selling the advertising space that crowds your user interface.|
|Email domains last forever||Yes||No||If your free email provider goes out of business, you may lose your email address. An email domain on the other hand will never be lost.|
Data centers and infrastructure
Data centers in five countries
Georedundant infrastructureYour data is mirrored in two data centers, and is therefore always available.
360 Gbit/s connectivityOur data centers have multiple redundant fiber optic connections with over 360 Gbit/s and almost 100% uptime.
Thousand servers in operations
Upstream firewallsTo minimize threats and risks, we filter traffic with multiple firewalls.
Daily backupsRegular backups are essential. We ensure that your data is always stored through automatic backups.
Million customer contracts
Safe placeAll your products and data need a safe place to be stored. The IONOS data centers guarantee maximum availability and are characterized by their strict security and performance.
Certified securityAll data centers in Europe are ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certiﬁed.
Email & Domain Hosting - FAQs.
Put simply: unlike traditional webmail which is supported by advertising, email hosting is an ad-free service designed for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as high-use individuals who wish to set up a more robust email service. In addition to providing users with comprehensive support, email hosting also features increased capabilities such as storage, security, and data recovery.
What most people overlook when deciding on an email service is the storage capacity. The IONOS email hosting service provides you with plenty of storage space for your online documents and emails depending on your package or email quota. In addition to this, IMAP server access, which allows you to access your email from multiple devices enables you to work from anywhere you like. With the extra security of georedundancy, the administrative support provided and the extensive customer care network, email hosting provides a stress-free experience for individuals and businesses alike. IONOS's email hosting service gives you the freedom to choose your own email domain, helping you to pave your own way in your professional life.
With email hosting from IONOS, each package features full IMAP support so you can easily retrieve your mail wherever you may be. IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) allows you to synchronise your email across a range of devices, including your computer, smartphone and tablet. You'll enjoy maximum flexibility in your ability to answer and organise your email while you're on the move. At the same time, you have peace of mind knowing that with IONOS email hosting all your communication is safely stored on our secure servers.
Email hosting with IMAP functionality also allows companies to set up multiple email accounts for employees while encouraging greater cooperation through a simplified communication system. Each user can define their own settings within their preferred IMAP program on each individual device. This gives users greater autonomy, allowing them to use personal organisational systems that they are familiar with. Finally, IONOS email hosting provides full webmail access to complement our IMAP functionality. This means that, should you be temporarily unable to access your usual devices, with our email hosting you can still easily retrieve your emails from any available web browser – the perfect way to ensure your important emails are always accessible.
Spam is a widespread phenomenon on the internet. Unwanted mails are not only a nuisance, they can also contain malicious phishing links or Trojans disguised as attachments. Our efficient IONOS email spam filter protects you against unwanted messages. In the settings of your email account you can activate the free IONOS email spam blocker. This filters out a large portion of suspicious content and unsafe contacts. If you are still receiving regular spam messages, you can make further adjustments to the web mail settings. For example, in the email spam filter settings, you can add certain email addresses and contacts on an email spam blacklist. Mails from contacts in this blacklist are automatically deleted, and you can remove a contact from the blacklist at any given time.
Yes. With IONOS you get an email address as well as a domain. For the professional communication of companies, associations or clubs, your own email domain hosting is highly recommended – it ensures a consistent and professional appearance. Buying an email domain can round off your email address and provide optimal recognition value. This creates trust and exudes professionalism for businesses and private users alike. For example, an individual email domain can have a positive effect on job applications.
Have you already found a domain? If so, it is advisable to secure it as soon as possible as other interested parties may buy it ahead of you. Since a domain is always unique, they can often be snapped up quickly or already assigned. For larger companies, it is often worthwhile securing a selection of domains in order to reserve the appropriate email addresses for different services, divisions or subsidiaries. You may also want to separate private and business emails and buy an email domain for both. There is no limit to the IONOS email solution; you can save all available email domains immediately. Have a look at our domain checker to see if your desired domain email is still available – if not, a number of attractive alternatives are recommended.