Hi Phil - There are a number of hosts(check out the last week of archives for the discussions) that *do* offer some email services along with the web packages. 100 emails a day really isn't that big an issue IMO any decent sized hoster to handle. Shout out if you have any more questions :) .djc. BT Bigpant wrote: [snip] > While this is all very good for my development as a programmer, I kind of > feel I'm missing the point somewhere. Having just read Daniel J Cody's > description of how evolt works, I feel I am running down the wrong alley. I > was particularly interested in Daniel's description of server side scripts > that deal with incoming emails/bounce backs. > > I would really like to develop my own mailing applications and keep control > of my own database. Are there reasonably priced isp's that will let me do > this. Or is there a better way to do this ? I have no experience of using > any other mailing system. Any advice would be most appreciated.