Cloud VPS and Bare Metal Servers for Less

Contabo's high performance, but cheap, cloud infrastructure gives you more RAM, CPU, and traffic for less compared to other cloud hosting providers.
Mail Servers

Host Your Own Affordable Email Server

Streamline your email setup with customizable settings, top-tier security, and cost-effective plans. Keep your data protected and control your communications with a self-managed mail server.

Build Your Ideal Mail Server Setup

Choose from a variety of server configurations and Add-Ons to create the mail server that suits your needs. Start with a recommended configuration below or customize your own.
Cloud VPS 2
Ubuntu Included
Reduced Location Fees
50 / month
  • 6 vCPU Cores
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 200 GB NVMe or 400 GB SSD
  • 2 Snapshots
  • 32 TB Traffic* Unlimited Incoming
Cloud VPS 3
cPanel License Included
Reduced Location Fees
49 / month
  • 8 vCPU Cores
  • 24 GB RAM
  • 300 GB NVMe or 1.2 TB SSD
  • 2 Snapshots
  • 32 TB Traffic* Unlimited Incoming
Cloud VPS 4
Plesk License Included
Reduced Location Fees
49 / month
  • 12 vCPU Cores
  • 48 GB RAM
  • 400 GB NVMe or 1.6 TB SSD
  • 3 Snapshots
  • 32 TB Traffic* Unlimited Incoming

Self-Hosted vs. Managed Hosting for your Mail Server

While managed hosting may suit those with less technical skill, self-hosting your own mail server offers many benefits for experienced users, including better security and data sovereignty.

Security & Ownership

With a self-hosted mail server, you control security and data ownership, enabling more customization if you have the skills.

Managed hosting suits those lacking technical expertise but offers limited customization options.

Access & Dependencies

Hosting your own server allows for continuous access without relying on external services.

Managed hosting makes things easier by outsourcing server management but depends on the provider’s reliability.

Expertise Required

YouHosting your own mail server demands technical expertise for setup, maintenance, and security.

Managed hosting is more suitable for those who prefer to avoid technical tasks, as the provider handles these aspects.

How To Set Up Your Mail Server with Contabo

Domain Name & DNS

Choose a domain name representing your brand and configure DNS settings to link your domain with your server.

Email Software

Select server software that fits your needs, like Microsoft Exchange or Postfix, focusing on scalability and security.

Security & Encryption

Install SSL/TLS for data encryption and set up a firewall to protect against unauthorized access and keep your server safe.

Server Management

Manage storage, create email accounts, and define protocols (IMAP, SMTP, POP3) to ensure efficient email operations.

Monitoring & Logging

Monitor server performance regularly and maintain logs to track activity, enhance security, and optimize.

Why Use a Contabo VPS for your Mail Server?

Reliable Uptime

High uptime ensures your mail server is always available, maintaining constant communication without interruptions.

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Dedicated Environment

Enjoy a dedicated setup where resources are exclusively yours, boosting both performance and security.

From VPS to private networking, each of our servers can fit your networking needs.
High Network Capacity

Ample bandwidth supports heavy traffic, allowing for smooth sending and receiving of large email volumes at all times.

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Security & Compliance

Our always-on DDoS protection offers 24/7 protection. Our infrastructure is also fully GDPR compliant.

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24/7 Support

Get expert support at any time to resolve issues quickly, keeping your communications running smoothly.

Set caps on the amount of monthly data growth to make sure your next object storage bill won’t surprise you.

Easily scale resources as your email needs grow, ensuring your server adapts to demands without service disruption.

Popular Software for your Mail Server

Easily install the mail server software of your choice, such as the popular options below, or choose your own tools.
Microsoft Exchange

8 Regions, 11 Locations, Global Availability

Choose a Data Center near you to ensure low latency, regulatory compliance, and full control of your email data at all times.

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200,000+ Customers Worldwide
25,000+ Mail Servers
20 Years In Business

See Why Customers Love Contabo

"Choosing Contabo for our business was mainly about knowing exactly where our data is stored, which is crucial for compliance reasons. It’s comforting to have that transparency and know you’re following data protection laws. Being able to choose from Data Centers all over the world for our hosting makes them a solid choice for any business concerned with data security."

James, USA