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Selecting the Best Email Solution for Your Business

Over the past decade, email service has become of the primary (if not THE primary) communications tool for so many business people. The days of simply pulling email off of your provider’s server are long gone – with tablets, smartphones, and instant access to email and contacts from anywhere, there are a number of different email services and platforms to choose from. Let’s take a look at a few various services MegaNet offers, and the types of users they benefit.

POP based email – The traditional POP account is still alive and well! POP email service is designed for lower volume email users who prefer to download their email and keep a copy of it locally. While you can use IMAP to read mail on the server (and leave a copy there in the process), POP accounts are good inexpensive “no frills” email accounts for users who want to grab a copy of their email and go.

imail composeMegaMail – MegaMail service is based off of the Ipswitch IMAIL platform, and provides a robust platform for users who get a higher volume of email and prefer to use a web browser-based email interface. Each domain name has a local administrator who can add/delete/modify users, and individual users can change their credentials, set vacation messages, and manage their own inboxes. Businesses can take advantage of setting up an unlimited number of aliases (such as sales@, support@, staff@, etc.) and can also share calendars and address books with each other.

Hosted Exchange – Power users who prefer the look and feel of Microsoft Outlook can opt for Hosted Exchange email. Hosted Exchange features include larger inbox sizes (25GB and 100GB), easy integration with nearly any mobile platform (BlackBerry push is available as an additional feature), and shared services such as files, calendars, and address books. Hosted Exchange can easily synch with Outlook, or can be used through the Outlook Web Access portal in any web browser. Another great feaure of Hosted Exchange is that can be configured in a hybrid setup – power users can have Hosted Exchange accounts, while users who traditionally have a lower email volume, and perhaps don’t need access to shared resources, can use lower cost email services such as MegaMail.

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