Migrating to Cloud VPS Hosting. What to do with email?

I’ve started looking moving the sites I’m hosting on a Hostgator reseller account to a [Digital Ocean](http://digitalocean.com/) cloud VPS. I’ve already moved over my personal sites to a the base $5 VPS. The lone issue is what to do with the one client I have who uses their domain’s email thru Hostgator (as well as future clients). I set up all of my other clients (including myself) with Google Apps email for their domains prior to Google no longer offering a free version. I’ve never set up or maintained mail servers before, so I’m not excited about the prospect of doing that now, as critical as email is for most businesses. I wish there were cloud hosting services that could spin up a small VPS just for email after entering a domain name and making a few DNS updates. Maybe there are and I just haven’t found them yet. I could just maintain a Hostgator account that only handles email for multiple domains, but seems a bit klugy.

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