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Best Email Provider

bpreston

Getting Refreshed
Apr 29, 2009
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Our current email provider (who we've had for quite some time now) is quite frankly very primitive, we have so many security measures in place that I can't even reply to emails from home or on my phone without having to jump through hoops. Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for the best email provider (whether in house or outsourced) on the basis of ease of use, storage, security, and price.
 

DrewAment

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Apr 30, 2009
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I highly recommend GoogleApps! If you have less then 50 users and don't require alot of frills - it is FREE! You get the 7+GB of storage that is standard for a Gmail account.

For over 50 users, or if you want the premier version, it is $50 per user, per YEAR. Very inexpensive for what it offers. And upgrades to 25GB of storage.

Comparison chart at Google Apps Standard Edition helps groups build communities - Google Apps Standard Edition

Sign up for the free version and play around with it. You wont go back to anything else.
 

Jeff Kershner

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May 1, 2005
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I see you are using Dealer.com for your website hosting. Would they also host your email?

The Google is a solid solution but not sure if I would depend on it for an operation of your size...I usually see smaller business using Google Apps. I use it for DealerRefresh and love it.

Who is your IT company? In house or outsourced? I would recommend asking them to offer some options on different solutions as well.
 

Jarrett

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Nov 24, 2009
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FreeBSD + Sendmail + Milters to hook in email to CRM
 

Alex Snyder

President Skroob
May 1, 2006
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ActiveDirectory + Microsoft Exchange. Yes, you're looking at more money, but these softwares were built to handle many employees across many campuses - like the Preston Auto Group. It is what we use Bobby. And it does a ton more than just email.
 

bpreston

Getting Refreshed
Apr 29, 2009
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Bobby
Our IT company is in house and we have 6 dealerships.... sounds like gmail would not be the best option. I'll look into other options thanks for suggestions. What else do you use ActiveDirectory and Microsoft Exchange for Alex?
 

Alex Snyder

President Skroob
May 1, 2006
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Assigning all sorts of logins and permissions, WebSense accounts, Calendars, Instant chats, Address Books, syncing meetings and meeting places, syncing with mobile devices.....and those are just the things I get involved in. Beyond those, our IT department would have to get in the discussion.
 

Mitchell Brenner

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Sep 16, 2009
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We are a Dealer.Com site also and they host our email. I never have had a problem with them!:)


Our IT company is in house and we have 6 dealerships.... sounds like gmail would not be the best option. I'll look into other options thanks for suggestions. What else do you use ActiveDirectory and Microsoft Exchange for Alex?
 

ghen

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Oct 14, 2009
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Zimbra is a good Exchange alternative for servers on site. If all of Comcast can use it, I'm sure it works just fine.
 

DrewAment

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Just a little more 2cents... Switch from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps

Isn't the whole point to reduce IT expense and headache?

Calenders, Room Assignments, Meeting Requests, Outlook Integration....it is all there. Take a serious look..cloud computing at its finest. Alot of large corporations have made the switch.....and even switched to GApps!