Zoho Mail alternatives

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.
Zoho Mail alternatives are:
GMail, Google Apps, Microsoft Exchange
Here are the latest news about Zoho Mail:

2015 Zoho Mail gets new UI and collaboration features



Zoho unveiled the new version of its email service Zoho Mail with some unique collaboration features. First of all these are Streams, that enable conversations around individual email messages with social constructs – like tagging people, without having to forward, manage, and sort through long email threads. The new Attachment Viewer uses pictures, and neatly organizes all of your attachments by type. Now you can see and choose the one you want. You can also create a task, a note, or a calendar event, from any email message where you have the right context and relevant details. And you can now email folder without forwarding emails one by one. Zoho Mail also provides two mobile apps: first is called Zoho Mail - with mail, calendar and contacts, and second - Inbox Insight – a clever search app for your email.



2015 Inbox Insight - new search engine for Zoho Mail



Zoho unveiled Inbox Insight - a search-based email app for iOS and Android that is intended to ensure that emails that truly matter don't get buried, and important tasks don't slip through the cracks. Inbox Insight complements the traditional Zoho Mail mobile app, which users may still use to create and send emails and to browse through inboxes and folders. Instead, Inbox Insight is really a smart search box that sits atop your email. You can use it for example to find a message from about 3 months ago by searching From Charles, From January 1st to April 1st. Any search you make can be saved, so the next time you receive an email that matches that search, you will be notified about it. It’s a great way to block out all the noise and be notified only about the emails that matter to you.



2014 Zoho Mail is available for iOS and Android phones



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.



2014 Outlook.com ads smart filters like in GMail. Zoho Mail increases free limit to 10 users


Leading small business email services continue to delight us with new features and free options. Today Microsoft has released a major update to Outlook.com. The main new feature is smart filters that can automatically sort new emails or perform operations with them depending on different parameters. It allows even to build filters that you can't set in GMail. For example, you can set a rule that if the message is not read within 3 days, it's automatically moved to some folder. Besides you can now reply in-line to emails, remove the need to shunt to a new view to do so. Meanwhile the main Outlook.com and GMail competitor - Zoho Mail increased its free limit to 10 users. You may say that GMail and Outlook - are completely free. But it's not exactly true. Personal versions - are really free. But the business versions, which provide similar features with Zoho Mail (like own domain, admin panel) and are included in Google Apps and Office 365 respectively - cost from $5/month per user.



2013 GMail, Outlook.com, Yahoo Mail and Zoho Mail: small business email news


Over the past few days the number of interesting news came from the most popular email services for small business - GMail, Outlook.com, Yahoo Mail and Zoho Mail. First of all, last week Yahoo Mail together with website-hosting Yahoo Small Business was down for several days, and of course left a lot of small business customers mad as hornets. Now many of them are going to move to another service. And Microsoft (shortly before this event) decided to entice users from GMail and Yahoo. But, unfortunately , they began with GMail and now can't fully seize the moment. However, their new tool for importing emails and contacts from GMail to Outlook.com is already working.

Google meanwhile continues to add new features to its GMail. In particular now you can download all your emails archive from Google's server to your computer. Of course it will make security-lovers happy. Besides, GMail now can safely display images in the messages. Previously, you had to click the link to view images in each message, because they were loaded from remote servers and could violate your privacy. Now GMail copies all images to its own servers and displays them by default.

Zoho also made the big step forward in terms of security - added SMS-authorization. Zoho services (Email, Calendar, Docs and other apps) are perhaps better then the similar products from Microsoft and Google in terms of functionality, but Zoho lacks the reputation of the super-reliable provider as these two giants. Therefore, this two-factor authentication can greatly improve the confidence of business users to Zoho.