November 16, 2011
Niles Nerd

Shared Email – is it for You?

Shared Email is the most common method for email access, but is it the correct option for you? And what other options are available for your business?
What is Shared Email services? Well, this is an inexpensive way to get your email, through POP, IMAP, SMTP and webmail. The email server that you use is shared with thousands of other clients, and thus is susceptible to many issues. Some of these issues arise because a server with so many email accounts on it is a juicy target for spammers and hackers. Other issues arise when some clients abuse the system, using the majority of the shared resources. Shared Email service is by it’s nature a little unpredictable, and outages and slowdowns are common. Shared Email services are the best solution for most people – but are they for you?
If you run a business that relies on email, and you need your email to be 100% reliable, then you should consider some of the other options that our team offers.
First, we offer Google Apps. Google Apps for business is a cloud-based collaboration tool, and provides email, calendars, documents and more to your business. Designed for business use, Google guarantees 99.99% uptime, and costs start at just $50/year/account.
Secondly, we also offer AppRiver Hosted Exchange. AppRiver’s Secure Exchange Hosting service gives you control of your email system without the complications and expense of managing your own servers. For a low monthly, per-mailbox fee, you get unlimited storage and the ability to easily manage user services. SecureTide™ is embedded in every hosted mailbox, so you also get the best spam and virus protection in the business built right in.
Talk to your Nerd – is shared email the best solution for your business? Give our team a call today at 1-877-696-3737.