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Cheapest way to get an exchange email server?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Gimpymoo, 14 May 2019.

  1. Gimpymoo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 May 2005

    Posts: 15,249

    Location: Nottingham

    I need an exchange email server for 5 mailboxes/users.

    Seems pricey to be honest.

    Any good value hosted options available?

    Thanks.
     
  2. joey1211

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Dec 2003

    Posts: 3,398

    Location: Aberwristwatch

    Basic packages are available from £1.50 per month.
     
  3. #Chri5#

    Soldato

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    Posts: 7,052

    Location: Shropshire

    Last edited: 14 May 2019
  4. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,370

    Five mailboxes or five users?
     
  5. ChrisD.

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 26,669

    Another vote for 365.
     
  6. Gimpymoo

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 15,249

    Location: Nottingham

  7. Bry

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,373

    Yes you can

    "
    • For web-client access, Outlook on the web provides a premium browser-based experience that matches the look and feel of the full Outlook client
    "
     
  8. Gimpymoo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 May 2005

    Posts: 15,249

    Location: Nottingham

    Apologies.

    The full plan mentions having Exchange as a service, any idea what that means?

    I thought meant calendar and other synch guff but the basic plan includes that also.
     
  9. Gimpymoo

    Capodecina

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    Location: Nottingham

  10. visibleman

    Wise Guy

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    Location: The South

  11. bremen1874

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Oct 2008

    Posts: 11,905

    I've had people on Exchange Online (Plan 1) for 12 months, and it was available before that.
     
  12. the-evaluator

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Sep 2015

    Posts: 2,790

    Exchange Online Plan 1 has been available for ages, looking back in my email I've been using it since June 2015.
     
  13. Gimpymoo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 May 2005

    Posts: 15,249

    Location: Nottingham

    Can you attach multiple domains to a single account?
     
  14. the-evaluator

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Sep 2015

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    Yep. I've only got 5 domains setup in my tenant but I believe the maximum is 900 though it's been some time since I checked that.
     
  15. Gimpymoo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 May 2005

    Posts: 15,249

    Location: Nottingham

    Thanks. 900 rings a bell now you mention it.

    I have 5 seperate domains with 5 users but need to join them up so to speak with shared calendar and the like and I know there are "cheaper" ways but Exchange just works in that sense IMO.
     
  16. Bry

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,373

    I've been on it for a few years now so no not new sorry
     
  17. Caged

    Capodecina

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    Business Essentials gives you access to a bunch of web apps, OneDrive storage etc. Exchange Online is just a mailbox.
     
  18. the-evaluator

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Sep 2015

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    I considered Business Essentials but I don't need Sharepoint, Skype for Business or Yammer and already have plenty of cloud storage from my Dropbox account. The Office web apps aren't all that good either unless you're storing your stuff in SharePoint or OneDrive.