Volano Email Hosting

June 14, 2010

Volano Solutions does not provide hosting services of e-mail. What we do offer is assistance in the initial configuration and ongoing support of e-mail for our clients. The solutions we suggest do not tie our client to us – switching from one hosting solution to another is usually difficult, painful and may result in the loss of old e-mail. You are tied to the solution of your choice until you deem it necessary to change providers. At that time, we can assist the best we can at easing the pain of switching providers.

Converting e-mail providers also entails reconfiguring your e-mail client, e.g. Outlook, Entourage, Mail, smart phones, etc. You probably have a desktop support company handling these types of requests, but if you need us to help out in this area we charge $100/hour to show up and assist your staff.

Lastly, the monthly prices below are if you purchase the service directly from the vendor below without any mark-up from Volano. Volano does charge a $300 set-up fee to help you configure the mailboxes and point the DNS records to the new service. Migrating the existing emails using the migration tools of Options 2 and 3 would be charged at the hourly rate.

Option 1 – Basic e-mail from the company you registered your domain name

Many domain registrars such as GoDaddy, Vox Domains and VIP Connect have the same systems driving their e-mail hosting and similar price points for this service

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Option 2 – Google Apps Premier Addition

Google provides e-mail storage of 25GB/user

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Option 3 – Microsoft Online Services Hosted Exchange

Microsoft offers a hosted Exchange solution that gives you e-mail, shared calendaring and corporate rolodex through the use of a SharePoint list.

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