Thanks for your advice, it was helpful!
Ivan Eikås Skjøstad wrote:
My advice is to keep your ISP. In this way you can continue to use them for smtp.
For pop3: Find a provider that can give you a pure e-mail service, or both e-mail and hosting services. Normally you can buy very reliable services this way if you register (or use your own) domain.
I use www.datakultur.com
which is a Swedish provider. So far they have been very reliable, and all e-mails are scanned for viruses and all spam are marked *****SPAM***** for easy filtering. They will answer your e-mails in English. Some times they even write English to me (Since I am from Norway). Try firstname.lastname@example.org
PS. I am not writing this for my own gain, and I am not one of their affilliates.
If you set up e-mail with them it is a good idea to redirect your existing e-mail to your new e-mail address. In this way all your e-mails will be scannet. You will of course still need you anti virus programme.
I registred a domain with Datkultur and paid 30 USD (aprox.). To maintain the domain name I pay 70 (aprox.) for 2 years up front. For hosting with 30 megs I pay less than 5 USD a mont (32 SEK).
...and the support is great.