Thinking about getting rid of 0365


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    I bought Office 365 small business premium last year for myself personally. Now I get permanent licenses to office pro plus though HUP for $9.99. So I'm thinking of dropping O365. Yes, I will lose exchange email but, I'm not sure that's a bad thing. I've decided I don't really like using exchange email outside of work as much as I though.. to be honest outlook sucks, OWA is okay. and Having to use folders sucks, the tags and search in gmail is a million times better and it's free. Exchange just seems to be using too much outdated methods anymore.



  • I love having exchange and HATE gmail now. But I get so much email both personal and work for both businesses that I can't do without the folders etc.



  • If you still want to use your domain name and don't want to deal with Email forwarding. Check out Zoho Mail. You can get a personalized domain name and 10 email addresses for free.


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    @Minion-Queen said:

    I love having exchange and HATE gmail now. But I get so much email both personal and work for both businesses that I can't do without the folders etc.

    Yeah I wouldn't want to give it up for work I get 300-500 emails per day. I need folder. But Tags seems more powerful for my personal one, and maybe could be for work if it was polished more. I have about 20,000 emails in my gmail account and it's easier to find an email there than my exchange account with much much less email.


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    @coliver said:

    If you still want to use your domain name and don't want to deal with Email forwarding. Check out Zoho Mail. You can get a personalized domain name and 10 email addresses for free.

    I've used it before but their email sucks. I don't really need my firstlast.net anyway I just have it.



  • @Jason said:

    @coliver said:

    If you still want to use your domain name and don't want to deal with Email forwarding. Check out Zoho Mail. You can get a personalized domain name and 10 email addresses for free.

    I've used it before but their email sucks. I don't really need my firstlast.net anyway I just have it.

    I really like it. I think the new interface looks pretty nice too, once they get it set up on everything.



  • The only reason that I use Exchange for my personal email is that I comingle it with work so that I don't have to go to two places to get mail. If I was keeping them separate, I would not be inclined to use Exchange either.



  • There definitely seems to be a huge divide today Outlook vs Gmail.

    I personally can't stand Gmail - the lack of folders frustrates me. But then again, the idea of tagging an email when it comes in - damn what a huge amount of time that will take. I have to assume though that google gives you list of pre used tags so that you aren't creating unique tags all the time - so that at least seems helpful.

    I'll agree that finding an email in Outlook can be difficult, but learning a tagging system that fixes that seems difficult at best as well.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    The only reason that I use Exchange for my personal email is that I comingle it with work so that I don't have to go to two places to get mail. If I was keeping them separate, I would not be inclined to use Exchange either.

    BENGHAZI!!!


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    @Dashrender said:

    I personally can't stand Gmail - the lack of folders frustrates me. But then again, the idea of tagging an email when it comes in - damn what a huge amount of time that will take. I have to assume though that google gives you list of pre used tags so that you aren't creating unique tags all the time - so that at least seems helpful.

    I used to think the lack of folders was a bad thing. Now I think it's good. Tags are much more flexible. The problem with folders is some things fit in to multiple categories. Gmail search is way better and they had a ton of filters as well.



  • As much as I hate Exchange, I hate Gmail a whole lot more. When they bought up Postini I started considering their archiving Vault solution. Haha no chance of that happening, that solution is garbage comparatively. Kept trying to like their consumer side of things, just isn't going to happen though. Only reason I have a Gmail account now is for the Google Play Store.



  • Postini was a disaster. We tried that for a while and it was really bad.



  • @scottalanmiller Really? Once we got it configured, I found it to be alright. Not the best, but for bottom budget it worked as intended. Making the transfer to Vault was an utter nightmare if you have a GAFE domain. Because we separated staff and students with a sub-domain, Google went ahead and made our staff domain a GAFB, which is to-be paid for. So we ended up with a fragmentation of 2 different domains. Licensing and device OUs being another nightmare as those also got fragmented.



  • @scottalanmiller What are you using for company email archiving? I no longer have a need for a solution that records up to 10 years, but always curious what others use.



  • @BBigford said:

    @scottalanmiller What are you using for company email archiving? I no longer have a need for a solution that records up to 10 years, but always curious what others use.

    We use all integrated with O365 these days.

    Check out Waterford Technologies.