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Topic # 160413 6-Jan-2015 08:50

Hi All,

Currently I have my domain with Orcon and also mailbox via them. However I am getting way to much spam so am thinking of moving away to someone that has better spam protection.

Has anyone got any recommendations? 

I was thinking of 1st domain anyone have experience using them?

Thanks

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  Reply # 1208948 6-Jan-2015 09:00
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Depends what you need it for, if it's just email then both google and microsoft can support it (google is paid/MS might still be free).

I set my domain up on google apps, cost me like $10 a month but gives me unlimited space for mail/files etc
I then setup my domain to point to my tumblr account for a website.

google apps here
https://www.google.com/work/apps/business/ 



Microsoft here
https://www.domains.live.com/






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  Reply # 1208953 6-Jan-2015 09:14

mrtoken: Depends what you need it for, if it's just email then both google and microsoft can support it (google is paid/MS might still be free).

I set my domain up on google apps, cost me like $10 a month but gives me unlimited space for mail/files etc
I then setup my domain to point to my tumblr account for a website.

google apps here
https://www.google.com/work/apps/business/ 


Microsoft here
https://www.domains.live.com/



Yes I will be using it mainly just for emails. Thanks for that I will have a look.

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  Reply # 1208987 6-Jan-2015 09:45
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Microsoft Domains is no longer accepting new domains. Your options are Google Apps for Work or Microsoft Office 365. Of course you can have mailboxes with your hosting provider but it will either be POP or at best IMAP, limited storage, etc. Go with the pros...


And moved to correct forum. Please use correct forum.







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  Reply # 1209005 6-Jan-2015 10:12

freitasm: Microsoft Domains is no longer accepting new domains. Your options are Google Apps for Work or Microsoft Office 365. Of course you can have mailboxes with your hosting provider but it will either be POP or at best IMAP, limited storage, etc. Go with the pros...


And moved to correct forum. Please use correct forum.



Thanks for moving the post here, wasn't sure where to start the topic.

I might go with Office 365 just to keep things simple.

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  Reply # 1209054 6-Jan-2015 11:06

freitasm: It's a very good option - no spam in my Inbox (with the very odd exception).



I just got off the phone with office 365. I am not sure if the support person understood what I was trying to achieve.

I have a domain
I would like to set up 3 users to use that domain with mailbox's

The office 365 support said that I can buy below as it will have 5 users included in that package.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msnz/en_NZ/pdp/Office-365-Home/productID.286457800 

Do you know if this is correct?

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  Reply # 1209056 6-Jan-2015 11:09
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That is Office 365 for consumers - the Office applications, which is a damn bad name seeing they also sell Office 365 for businesses - you are looking for this page.






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  Reply # 1209071 6-Jan-2015 11:21

freitasm: That is Office 365 for consumers - the Office applications, which is a damn bad name seeing they also sell Office 365 for businesses - you are looking for this page.


Thanks for that.

I assume all the plans allow active sync? Since none of the options mention that specifically.

I don't understand the why the middle option doesn't have "Business class email3,calendar, and contacts with a 50 GB inbox". Does that mean its all pop with no storage online?



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  Reply # 1209090 6-Jan-2015 11:26
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The option in the middle is for the software only, not email service.

Option 1 is for email with no software - you will have your own Outlook.
Option 2 is for software with no email.
Option 3 is for email with software - if you don't have your own Outlook.

Plans 1 and 3 support ActiveSync. They also support webmail access.







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  Reply # 1209092 6-Jan-2015 11:30
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Possibly not 100% relevant, depending on what you want to do with your email/domain, but I recently looked at all the offerings of the big providers and found all the fringe benefits to be the differentiator.  That is, if you just want email and domain security, go with either. If you have a smartphone/tablet etc, you use Skype, CMS or anything like that, consider going with the provider that supports your technology best. For example, I have a Lumia 800 and it does not support most of the features of Office365, anymore, (apart from email and calendar), after some weeks with MS tech support, we all came to the conclusion that I need a Windows 8 device or lower expectations. Since moving email and domains is a bit of an exercise (if you have lots of computers to setup and lots of email to migrate...) you may want to consider this now and what you want to do in 2-3 years with email.

Like I said, possibly not relevant, but certainly a deal breaker for me when I looked at this last year.

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  Reply # 1209098 6-Jan-2015 11:37

freitasm: The option in the middle is for the software only, not email service.

Option 1 is for email with no software - you will have your own Outlook.
Option 2 is for software with no email.
Option 3 is for email with software - if you don't have your own Outlook.

Plans 1 and 3 support ActiveSync. They also support webmail access.



Awesome thanks for that.

That's a bit more clear.

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office 395 though is pretty pricey if you want more than one mailbox. 7.30 per month per mailbox, so for 3 users that is nearly $22. Not sure if that is NZ dollars and GST inc. You can get email hosting for less with multiple email boxes. Sure it may not have as much storage, but there are ways to keep your storage usage down by archiving emails. Having huge cloud stored mailboxes makes it very hard to move provider anyway which is what they want.



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  Reply # 1209116 6-Jan-2015 11:50

mattwnz: office 395 though is pretty pricey if you want more than one mailbox. 7.30 per month per mailbox, so for 3 users that is nearly $22. Not sure if that is NZ dollars and GST inc. You can get email hosting for less with multiple email boxes. Sure it may not have as much storage, but there are ways to keep your storage usage down by archiving emails. Having huge cloud stored mailboxes makes it very hard to move provider anyway which is what they want.


Its $6.10 a user so 3 users = $18.30.

Its not that much if you see it as its costs the same amount as a hells pizza...

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  Reply # 1209118 6-Jan-2015 11:56
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If you're only after email you can use the Exchange online option $4.90 a month

https://products.office.com/en-nz/exchange/compare-microsoft-exchange-online-plans


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  Reply # 1209123 6-Jan-2015 12:09
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Oriphix:
mattwnz: office 395 though is pretty pricey if you want more than one mailbox. 7.30 per month per mailbox, so for 3 users that is nearly $22. Not sure if that is NZ dollars and GST inc. You can get email hosting for less with multiple email boxes. Sure it may not have as much storage, but there are ways to keep your storage usage down by archiving emails. Having huge cloud stored mailboxes makes it very hard to move provider anyway which is what they want.


Its $6.10 a user so 3 users = $18.30.

Its not that much if you see it as its costs the same amount as a hells pizza...


That is the yearly price. The month by month price is 7.30. Relative to other ways to get domain email though it is pricey.    You can get web hosting which comes with email hosting, usually with many more mailboxes for less. It may not come with as much storage, but having lots of storage is a bit of a poison chalice, making it difficult to move provider due to the amount of data you have to move.

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