I'm looking for an affordable e-mail hosting provider to host 18,000 + email accounts. The use case is as follows:
My company manufactures a line of SCADA devices that are each set up with an e-mail account. These devices can accept commands from users via e-mail and generate a lot of outbound e-mail with attachments ranging from a few KB to a few MB each.
I do not need a large amount of storage space per each account, since the devices only need to look at incoming e-mails once to parse them for commands. Sent e-mail likewise does not need to be stored on the mail server.
Most of the sites I've found charge anywhere from $1 to $5 per month per account, meaning my company would have to pay anywhere from $18,000 to $90,000 per month for the service which is far beyond our budget. All of these seem to offer accounts with around 10 to 25 GB of storage each, which is far, far more than we actually need.
Does anyone know of any affordable e-mail hosting providers with low storage space for our use case? We would need the ability to automatically register these accounts as the devices are manufactu