Amazon WorkMail vs Microsoft Exchange
Last updated: October 24, 2018
Amazon WorkMail is a secure, managed business email and calendaring service with support for existing desktop and mobile email clients. Amazon WorkMail gives users the ability to seamlessly access their email, contacts, and calendars using Microsoft Outlook, their web browser, or their native iOS and Android email applications. You can integrate Amazon WorkMail with your existing corporate directory and control both the keys that encrypt your data and the location in which your data is stored.
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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2015 - Amazon launched own business email service WorkMail to keep up with Microsoft Exchange
Amazon is adding one more service to its business-suite arsenal - WorkMail - the company’s new email and calendar service, that will compete against Microsoft Office 365, Exchnage and GMail. Amazon believes that customers “feel those solutions are expensive and complex” and it’s betting its service is easier to use. Customers will be able to still use the same email applications as before like Microsoft Outlook so the look of the product won’t be different from what they are used to. Under the covers, however, will be Amazon technology that takes over the duties of sending and retrieving email. Amazon also said that its new service supports encryption and the ability to store emails in specific geographic regions. As for pricing, it will cost companies $4 a month per each user inbox.