What is an Email Service Provider?

An Email Service Provider or ESP is a company that specializes in the provision of enterprise-class email hosting solutions. Email offered by most Web Hosting companies and Internet Service Providers is usually more basic standardized POP3 based email and webmail based on open source Webmail applications like Horde or Squirrelmail. Almost all Web Hosting providers offer standard basic email while not all Email Service hosting Providers offer web hosting.

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