Free Own Domain Named Mail Server With Heroku Cloud will give you free SSL and SendGrid will offer 6000 messages per month for free, that is more than enough. This guide to setup Free Own Domain Named Mail Server With Heroku Cloud is basically written for the peoples who were hoping to use GMail custom email system via Google Apps. But Google Apps is not free anymore as we wrote in our previous article – Alternative Options to Google Apps as Free and Paid Solution.
Free Own Domain Named Mail Server With Heroku Cloud : Basics to Start
Heroku Cloud is from SalesForce and it is free up to a limit. The SSL certificate is free of cost if you register your pseudo App via Facebook. We have lot of guide articles, videos etc. on Heroku itself. If you are new to Heroku Cloud, please search this website with Heroku Cloud in the search box on the top of this webpage. You will also get guides to use how use your own domain name for your app. So this way to use free own domain named mail server is actually not at all bad.
Heroku is Platform as a Service. So basically you are getting one level up from Google Apps, which is a SaaS.
Free Own Domain Named Mail Server With Heroku Cloud : Steps
Heroku has quite good number of Addons as we mentioned on a previous article. Most of them has a free Quota. The reasons behind using SendGrid are numerous. Clearly know that SendGrid is one of the best API driven approach to SMTP delivery. We use use SendGrid too, but that is via Rackspace Cloud. You will be using via Heroku Cloud.
So first create a Heroku App for Ruby / Rails app as this is the easiest way to setup your mail server and run this command :
heroku addons:add sendgrid:starter
This is for the free plan. You can read the documention for node.js, for example if you want not to use Ruby / Rails for some reason :
Also you can read this guide :