A dedicated server is the ideal solution for organizations that want a high performance email server, with the ability to host thousands (even tens of thousands) of email accounts with enough disk storage to let users store their mail securely on the server so it can be accessed from any location.

You'll have a control panel that you, as domain administrator, can log onto, which will let you set up, change or delete mailboxes at any time.  You can set up forwarding to other addresses, autoreponder messages, change passwords.  You can give your users access to private control panels for their own accounts, which will let them make their own password changes, set up their own out-of-office autoresponders, etc., reducing your administrative workload significantly.

You can use POP3, IMAP or webmail (each domain gets its own private webmail portal) to access your mail.  Users who want to acccess their mail from multiple locations should use IMAP, which is designed to leave the mail on the server so it can be accessed from any computer.  Those who want to download their mail to one computer and automatically delete it from the server should use the POP3 protocol.  The choice is up to you.

Dedicated mail servers host email for only one customer, so you always have access to the full resources of the server.  All dedicated servers use redundant hard drives (RAID arrays) so that failure of a disk won't impact uptime, and the servers are connected to at least two networks with automatic failover should any network hardware fail.

Servers receive full backups daily - the backups are stored in  encrypted format for maximum security.  The most recent five days' data is kept online for rapid retrieval if/when necessary.  Weekly tapes are prepared every Sunday and tapes are stored at a secure offsite location for three months, then recycled.  Data on the tapes is encrypted, so your information will remain secure.

All functions on dedicated servers are checked once a minute, and our Network Operations staff will know immediately if something isn't right.  In addition, a test server sends a timestamped email message every minute to an account on each dedicated server that is set up to send an immediate response.  Response times are graphed so our Operations staff can verify  swift delivery over the full path to the server, through the server, and back out.  Failure of any of these test messages to generate a response within a certain number of seconds pages Operations personnel. If your server slows down for any reason (spam attack, denial of service attack, etc.) we'll notice before you will.