Microsoft Exchange vs Zoho Mail


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Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft Exchange Server is the server side of a client–server, collaborative application product developed by Microsoft. Exchange's major features consist of electronic mail, calendaring, contacts and tasks; support for mobile and web-based access to information; and support for data storage. Microsoft Exchange free open-source alternatives are Open-Xchange, Zimbra, SOGo, Zarafa.
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Zoho Mail
Zoho Mail is an email hosting service built with the needs of a modern business in mind. It provides best-in-class features exceeding even those of desktop emailing software for business users to communicate effectively while catering to the fine-grained customization and mailbox management needs of IT administrators. Additionally the seamless contextual integration with 20+ other Zoho applications provides higher productivity & collaboration.
Comparing Microsoft Exchange vs Zoho Mail is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Microsoft Exchange has more user-friendly interface than Zoho Mail because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Microsoft Exchange is more popular than Zoho Mail

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Zoho Mail integrates with Zoho Docs to send big files (in 2017)
- Zoho Mail gets new UI and collaboration features (in 2015)
- Inbox Insight - new search engine for Zoho Mail (in 2015)
- Zoho Mail is available for iOS and Android phones (in 2014)
- Outlook.com ads smart filters like in GMail. Zoho Mail increases free limit to 10 users (in 2014)
- GMail, Outlook.com, Yahoo Mail and Zoho Mail: small business email news (in 2013)
- Zoho Mail takes on GMail (in 2011)
- Google Apps making Microsoft nervous (in 2010)
- Exchange 2010 - unified messaging in the Cloud (in 2009)
- Zoho Mail Gets Offline Support via Google Gears - Ahead of Gmail (in 2008)

Looks like Zoho Mail was recently more active than Microsoft Exchange (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Microsoft Exchange and Zoho Mail meet head to head:

2017 - Zoho Mail integrates with Zoho Docs to send big files to win over Microsoft Exchange


Attaching files is really handy, but can be frustrating when you want to send them over in an email quickly. That’s why Zoho Docs and Zoho Mail are coming together to bring you a clean interface for easily attaching large files. When you save your files in Zoho Docs, you’ll be able to add videos, images, audio, or any other file type to messages sent from Zoho Mail and attach files that are up to 2400% larger than the previous limit. All you have to do is convert them to a link—an option available right inside the mail interface. 

2014 - Zoho Mail is available for iOS and Android phones to strike back at Microsoft Exchange



Zoho released the long awaited native mobile app for Zoho Mail for iPhone and Android. Besides providing a sleek, intuitive and fluid interface to access your email on the run, it also includes exclusive Calendar, Contacts and Files modules – a complete email app suite. The result is an app that empowers users to maximize their productivity while on the move. The app features include customizable push notifications, quick swipe actions, reminders for emails you’d like to defer until later, powerful search, ability to work with attachments.