I'm starting to create a site, and want to run it on a VPS rather than shared for a variety of reasons. This means that, if I were to want email services, I'd need to tackle the non-trivial task of running an email server. Not a fun problem for a "noob" like me.
The three uses I can think of break down as follows:
- The usual "email the admin/support/whatever" services. I suppose I could get away with using "firstname.lastname@example.org" but I'd prefer to keep everything uniform if possible.
- Account confirmation emails / password resets. This seems like the major hurdle.
- Digest emails, i.e. "the following has happened to your stuff in the last week - replies, votes, etc." Not dissimilar from the stackoverflow emails. Opt-in, obviously.
Do I really have the option of not supporting email on my site?