Moving from POP3 to Hosted Exchange email

You may be admiring what a POP3 server is. It’s one among those technical acronyms that’s used for accessing your online mailbox. There are many other technologies that are used for accessing a mailbox, but POP3 is the most widely used, despite it has no exciting features. If your e-mail is hosted at your Internet Service Provider, chances are that you are using this POP3 protocol.

The limitations of POP3

Why is POP3 so widely used if it is so basic? Have you ever been notified by an IT expert (or your ISP’s hotline) not to check your e-mail from two different computers? Chances are that you already have. In fact, with POP3 it is a bit troublesome (while possible) to fetch your e-mails into two computers. In fact, the first time you retrieve email using computer A, it moves actually the e-mail to that computer thereby won’t be available on computer B to retrieve anymore.

This clearly shows up how unsuitable a POP3-only e-mail implementation is when you plan to access your e-mail from two devices (for example: a laptop and a mobile phone).  Also, there is a deficiency of advanced features in POP3 mail. When it comes to address book contacts, it’s almost impossible to share your contacts with other people in your organisation with basic POP3.

Opting for a better solution: Hosted Exchange

Nowadays E-mail and collaboration tools are more important because people in businesses need to share their work and resources. Employees want to share address books, they also want to book an appointment via shared calendars. Also with mobiles becoming widely used for general communications aside from voice, users want to access their e-mail, calendars, tasks and contacts while on-the-go. Isn’t it terrific that you get a copy of your e-mail on your mobile phone as soon as it arrives in your mailbox: this can be attainable with push Hosted exchange email systems whereas still a dream on POP3-only implementation. And the best part is, you’ll still get a copy of this same e-mail on your desktop once you arrive at your workplace.

Suppose if you are a CEO, wouldn’t it be nice to delegate to your executive assistant the processing of your e-mail, calendar or tasks? You wouldn’t have to be compelled to share passwords. These are what Hosted Exchange enterprise-class e-mail and collaboration systems can do for you.

As now you can see, this can be far more powerful than POP3.

And as a cherry on the pie, a Hosted Exchange 2010 solution is mobile-ready. You can get it on Android, a Blackberry, Windows Phone, or Apple-based iPhone, or iPad.

The question is – should you move to a Hosted Exchange 2010 solution? Given all the advantages, it’s right time for you to get benefited from state-of-the-art enterprise Hosted exchange email solution that increases your employees productivity and connectivity. For better insights about benefits of Hosted exchange for your organisation and employees please refer to previous posts :

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