As many of you know, I personally provide the free InspectorPages.com web sites. I’m thinking about adding e-mail, but it creates enough complexity in the system that I wouldn’t be able to offer it for free (I’m taking a relatively small loss on the current system, which I think is well worth the chance to give every NACHI member a web site, but e-mail is just much more expensive to run). I’ve figured out that I’m going to need about 150 people who are willing to pay for an e-mail account to be able to recoup my losses, so I thought I’d put up a preliminary poll to see if it’s worthwhile.
The accounts would include secure access to an outgoing mail server, secure IMAP and POP servers (to access the mail through Outlook, Thunderbird, etc), secure Web mail with a feedreader, calendar, contacts, to-do list, etc. All accounts would be virus-protected and have anti-spam software running. They’d also be @yourdomain.com (with the option of using @inspectorpages.com if you don’t have a domain name).
Regardless of what we decide here, I will be adding a few new features to the system in the coming months. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to offer all of them for free, but I’ll do my best to keep the prices as low as possible (the current system will always remain free to NACHI members).