Top 3 Amazon WorkMail alternatives

Last updated: January 14, 2016
Amazon WorkMail
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.

The best Amazon WorkMail alternatives:



GMail



Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service provided by Google. Users may access Gmail as secure webmail, as well via POP3 or IMAP protocols. Gmail's spam filtering features a community-driven system: when any user marks an email as spam, this provides information to help the system identify similar future messages for all Gmail users. Google also provides GMail alternative for business - G Suite Mail.

Outlook.com



Cloud-based email service that ties into SkyDrive, so you have 7GB of free space, and it can open attachments right inside new Web apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Its built-in Outlook chat connects to Facebook messages. Outlook’s address book connects to Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, LinkedIn and other services, so contact info will update automatically when friends change their profiles. Microsoft also provides Outlook.com alternative for business - Office 365 Mail

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.



Latest news about Amazon WorkMail


2016. Amazon WorkMail exits preview


Amazon took its enterprise-aimed email and calendaring service called WorkMail out of preview mode. The product is based on Amazon Web Services and is meant to sub in for legacy solutions, like Microsoft Exchange. WorkMail integrates with Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail and other email clients that use the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol including iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Fire Phone, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10. The product fits alongside other solutions designed for the corporate crowd, like WorkDocs (previously Zocalo), an enterprise storage and sharing service; and Amazon WorkSpaces, a managed desktop computing service that lets IT provision cloud-based desktops for end users. And like the others, WorkMail is about leveraging the power of Amazon Web Services to more directly serve the needs of a business’s end users, rather than being just a back-end solution.




2015. Amazon launched own business email service WorkMail



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.