GoDaddy doing away with Workspace - need another email forwarder for custom domains

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GoDaddy used to provide an included means to create email accounts and forwarders for domains registered through them.

They are doing away with this service and are moving all Workspace features to a 3 month trial version of Microsoft 365.

I have 10 or so email forwarders for various projects and I don't want to spend $$$ for a Microsoft 365 account for each of them as all they do is forward email sent to them to my main email address.

Any thoughts on a similar service so that I don't have to spin up an email server again to handle what's going away?

Thanks! Doug
 
Not sure if this will help, but a friend of mine has nothing but accolades for fastmail.
 
I've been using 1and1 which is now ionos for more than 2 decades. I own several domain names. I have hundreds of forwarding addresses where I make up one for each new business I deal with. They forward to my main email account. Actually most go to an intermediate address, like myforwardaddress, which then forwards to my main email as well as optionally to my tablet email. Therefore I could change almost all of them in mass by changing the intermediate forwarding address. I can also select which ones forward to my tablet and which don't. The plan was established years ago so I don't know about current plans. I don't run Microsoft ANYTHING except the OS. I use Thunderbird to access the accounts in POP mode. I think they can also do IMAP but I like to store messages locally. If you want exchange and whatnot, they have that too. Hope this helps.

May your bits be stable and your interfaces be fast. :cool: Ron
 
GoDaddy used to provide an included means to create email accounts and forwarders for domains registered through them.

They are doing away with this service and are moving all Workspace features to a 3 month trial version of Microsoft 365.

I have 10 or so email forwarders for various projects and I don't want to spend $$$ for a Microsoft 365 account for each of them as all they do is forward email sent to them to my main email address.

Any thoughts on a similar service so that I don't have to spin up an email server again to handle what's going away?

Thanks! Doug
I have used Hover for over 10 years. I have several domains with them. They offer basic forwarding service, or full imap email in 3 levels. Highly recommend them. As well as fastmail.
 
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I moved everything to QTH.com when GoDaddy announced their move to Microsoft Exchange a couple of years or so ago. I have a 'catchall' inbox, and the ability to set up mail forwarders, etc. QTH.com is a relatively smaller outfit than GoDaddy, for sure, but I can get technical support quickly and I have complete control over my domains, email, etc. via their CPanel interfaces.
 
GoDaddy used to provide an included means to create email accounts and forwarders for domains registered through them.

They are doing away with this service and are moving all Workspace features to a 3 month trial version of Microsoft 365.

I have 10 or so email forwarders for various projects and I don't want to spend $$$ for a Microsoft 365 account for each of them as all they do is forward email sent to them to my main email address.

Any thoughts on a similar service so that I don't have to spin up an email server again to handle what's going away?

Thanks! Doug
I switched to Zoho. It's $1 for, I think 5GB. The only thing is they auto delete SPAM and Trash after, I think 2 weeks, which you can extend to 6 months.
They do catch-all accounts and you can setup send as accounts on the same domain to not have the buy extra accounts.
 
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I moved all my domains from Godaddy to Hover a few years ago, and migrated email from Godaddy SMTP/POP3 to Microsoft 365 Business Basic (my own setup, not through Godaddy).

Since I prefer to use full Outlook client it seemed to make the most sense. Couldn't be happier!