I wanted to get peoples thoughts on integrated email hosting solutions. As a webmaster/web developer, I own many domains and would ideally like to incorporate all those emails into 1 interface, like I can with Outlook on my desktop.
However, because I have a day job, I do not want to load all my email accounts into my work Outlook, yet want to check it periodically. I am also tired of having all these emails forwarded to my personal email, since my responses are then going to be from the personal email. This pushes me in the direction of Outlook's web access feature. Outlook is just fine for me, as I can create sub-folders within folders for my emails, and archive mail I dont readily need.
However, when reviewing prices online, it looks like to have this ability, I'd have to pay $5/$10 per email account per month. If I want to make 15 accounts, that's $150/mo just to use the web access feature. I may as well buy my own email server for that much.
Are there low-cost alternatives to what I'm looking for? Perhaps there is a company that does it for much less than those I've found so far?
What do you guys do to effectively manage multiple-domain email accounts as a webmaster?