Email Service Provider (ESP)
An Email Service Provider (ESP) is a third-party company that offers email hosting and management services, allowing users to send, receive, and manage emails. ESPs typically provide services by managing email servers and other related systems.
Who can be an email service provider?
An Email Service Provider (ESP) can be any person, company or organization that provides email hosting and management services. This can include:
- Single person running an email server for him/her or a group of persons like family.
- An organisation or company running their own email system.
- Web hosting companies that offer email hosting as part of their hosting plans.
- Email marketing companies that specialize in email marketing campaigns and provide features such as email creation, list management, and campaign tracking.
- Internet service providers (ISPs) that provide email accounts to their customers.
- Cloud-based email providers that offer email services through a web-based interface or application.
- Enterprise-level email providers that offer advanced email management and security features for large organizations.
In general, any person, company or organization that has the infrastructure and expertise to provide reliable and secure email services can be an Email Service Provider (ESP).