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Keep in touch with email hosting
in the most professional way possible

Show your clients you’re a serious business owner with our specialised email hosting. This is the perfect way to legitimise your enterprise via online points of contact. You’ll have a free SSL certificate included, making this a secure solution for you and your customers.

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Email hosting prices and packages

We’ve got a package and price for every professional. Whether you’re a budding company or veteran enterprise, you can expect to get the ideal plan for your business to really make the email domain your own.


$3.31 per month

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  • 1 Free .africa Domain
  • 10GB SSD Storage
  • 5 Email Accounts
  • Webmail Access
  • Daily Backups


$4.51 per month

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  • 1 Free .africa Domain
  • 20GB SSD Storage
  • 20 Email Accounts
  • Webmail Access
  • Daily Backups


$6.82 per month

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  • 1 Free .africa Domain
  • 40GB SSD Storage
  • 50 Email Accounts
  • Webmail Access
  • Daily Backups


$12.11 per month

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  • 1 Free .africa Domain
  • 80GB SSD Storage
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Webmail Access
  • Daily Backups

Email Hosting Plans: Monthly Contract, Monthly Billing, Cancel Anytime.
*.africa domain name is registered free when used as the primary domain for the hosting account. Renewed annually at normal price

Email hosting features and capabilities

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Client reviews

Our clients have rated our hosting services and support 5 stars!

  • Highly Recommend HOSTAFRICA

    I would highly recommend HOSTAFRICA compared to all the web hosting companies that i have used. the dedicated staff always ready to help and very patient to hear your issues with minimal time taken in having every issue fixed and resolved. Thanks to all the dedicated staff and thank you to Ryno Van Wyk for helping with a sound mind. 100% recommendation from me.
  • Best Website services for everyone.

    HOSTAFRICA is the best, the support is always available and efficient. I am happy I chose them to develop and host my website. The best experience on website hosting, I learnt a lot and without a doubt I do recommend it for anyone who needs website services. Thank you, HOSTAFRICA.
  • Consistent outstanding support

    From personal experience as a long-standing client with several domains, HOSTAFRICA has consistently provided me with fast response and outstanding support to any queries. I would recommend HOSTAFRICA to any business looking for a reliable ISP.
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No issue too big for our team

Expect the best support services a hosting company can offer. We didn’t become the top-rated hosting provider by leaving our clients and their issues unattended. Our team is dedicated to patching your problem with time to spare for a late afternoon tee off.

Custom domain email hosting, includes spam filtering

Everything you’d want from an email hosting plan wrapped up into one package. That’s not just convenient, it’s special.

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Everything you’ll need to get your email hosting started is included in your package, including your own .co.za domain, disk space, and of course, webmail access.

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Easy control

Take charge of your control panel by easily managing your email accounts using DirectAdmin’s simple web interface. The sleek design will ensure all’s shipshape from stern to scupper.

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Personal Support

Our team of expert techs essentially acts as your personal support team, knocking issues out of the park and monitoring them 24/7. Reach out to us via live chat, email, or telephonically.

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Reliable servers

Fret not over the reliability of your servers. We automatically backup your data using incremental backups, so that’s one less thing to worry about. You can also expect 99.9% uptime for your emails.

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Improved deliverability

Rest assured that your emails will reach their intended destination and not the spam box, a place where even the best mails go to die.

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Avoid blacklisting

Our spam filtering ensures that all IP addresses remain clean. That means no blacklisting for you or your associates.

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Protect recipients

You’d hate to be the unwitting point of attack for your contacts. We protect your recipients against a possible hit on them by you.

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Improved reputation

Having a squeaky-clean IP address keeps that reputation sailing above water, ensuring your emails are delivered. We take care of that for you as well.

Get your business emails online today!

Join the thousands of happy clients hosting with us.

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Frequently asked questions

If you still have unanswered questions, please reach out to us and we’ll be happy to assist.

Simply put, an email domain is the part of an email address that comes after the “@” symbol. For example, support@hostafrica.com is the full email address, and hostafrica.com is the domain.

Yes, you can. Doing so provides an extra failsafe. Think of it as not keeping all your eggs in one basket.

  1. Find a new provider and configure your domain name there.
  2. Create the same email address on your new server.
  3. Redirect your domain name to the new server.
  4. Configure your new email to send and receive mails.

  1. Log into your DirectAdmin and navigate to the Email Accounts.
  2. Create an account by entering your information.
  3. Go back to DirectAdmin home and navigate to Forwarders and then Add Forwarder.
  4. Fill in the relevant details.
  5. Now you have an email account with your own email domain that can also be received by your personal email.

The hostname is what a device (usually a computer) is called within a network. With emails, it can also refer to the name of the mail server that hosts your messages. It’s something you can choose for yourself (when editing your device, not the server). When you need to be available on the internet, however, your device will use your hostname as well as your domain. An example is mail.domain.com.

Email hosting is a service where your emails and related files are stored on a specific server. Web hosting usually includes emails, but email hosting excludes web and file hosting. This means email hosting is only for the sending, receiving, and creation of emails and email accounts. You're also able to configure it on your own domain and don’t need services like gmail.com to do so.

If you plan to send emails from a personalised company domain name, then yes. Email hosting is usually paired with standard web hosting. If you don't need website hosting and only need a professional email and a secure cloud server to store your emails on, then email hosting is the ideal solution.

Unfortunately, you can only host emails, however, if you need to host a website you can upgrade your package. Please open a ticket with our support team and we can assist you with the upgrade.

Yes, you can access your email account via webmail. We do, however, always advise our customers to set up their email accounts on an email client like Outlook.

Your email account can be set up on your cellphone. Outlook has a free app for IOS and Android you can download and use to manage your email account on your cellphone.