webmail and bandwidth

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I'm in the process of picking a hosting provider, and some deals include webmail. I am going to have 30-50 people with email accounts on my domain name, so I need to know if webmail use by the users will eat into my bandwidth?

If it does then I will just supply email aliases.

Thanks for the help people.

p.s. on a side note, if I use PHP includes and the files I 'include' are from a password-protected directory, will my source code be protected or not?[/b]
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Yes, webmail will count against your bandwidth.
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Thanks Harry!
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that's correct. any and all traffic, http, ftp, pop3, etc. will count against
your bandwidth. The best thing to do in this case, is be sure you choose
a package that will undoubtedly accommodate your needs. Then you
would have no reason to worry about going over. Most hosting
providers these days offer far more bandwidth in their packages then
you will ever need. Bandwidth these days is extremely cheap compared
to what it was even just a year ago.
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Thanks Unflux. Interesting... so is there a difference (in bandwidth) between WebMail vs. pop3 ?
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no difference, except if you use both then it would count against you
each time files are downloaded. In other words, some people use
webmail while at work, but have the email set to download into outlook
on their home pc. This would count both times against you.

However, keep in mind that most emails are very small in size and have
minimal impact to your statistics unless you have a lot of large attachements.

Can I ask what the concern for bandwidth is about in regards to emails?
or were you just wondering.
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No I'm just curious :)

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