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What is the best Stack Exchange site to get feedback on e-mail hosting? In a nutshell, I'm trying to get some feedback on affordable email hosting providers to host 18,000+ e-mail accounts with some usage specifics. I tried asking this question on the Webmasters Stack Exchange as suggested in this meta post: Where should I ask a question about email however my question was put on hold because it apparently appears to be off-topic.

Which Stack Exchange site can I ask this question on?

Note: I have specific requirements and am looking for an objective list of email hosting providers that meet these requirements, so this is not a subjective question.

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    please note i'm not really trying to ask a subjective question. i have specific requirements and am looking for a list of known hosting providers that meet those requirements, which is pretty objective – ag415 Sep 14 at 0:39
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    Your question would not be considered on-topic anywhere on the network. Asking for product/service recommendations is explicitly off-topic everywhere on the network except for two sites specifically designed for recommenations: hardware recs and software recs, but your question would fall under neither. – n8te Sep 14 at 0:48
  • is there a different site outside stack exchange i can ask this question on? I've spent hours searching the internet to find a hosting provider that meets our requirements and all I've been able to find are services with far more storage space than we actually need that would cost us anywhere from $18,000 to $90,000 per month, which is far outside our company's budget. I could really use some help finding a service that meets our requirements without costing us an arm and a leg – ag415 Sep 14 at 0:49
  • I mean outside of stackexchange – ag415 Sep 14 at 0:51
  • Sorry, read your last comment wrong. I'm not sure where else you could ask that. – n8te Sep 14 at 0:51
  • Without directly asking for recommendations, you can probably ask how people research and choose services and vendors. – curiousdannii Sep 14 at 1:54
  • This is one of the shortcomings of Stack Exchange. There is no way to get a survey/consensus of expert opinions -- an admitedly tricky problem. You can try Quora.com for this kind of thing. YMMV. – Awesome Poodles Sep 14 at 3:55
  • Well I'd try Quora but people there don't seem to be... well, particularly expert – ag415 Sep 14 at 22:34

In a sense, this is a "classic" shopping question. While there's a few sites on the network that tentatively handled these things, there's no really good site on SE for this sort of "service recommendation" questions.

Outside - I'm not sure. The few options I could think of off the top of my head, kind of failed to live up to expectations IMO

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