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A professional email is the one that has your business name in it. For example someone@alphacomputergroup.com is a professional email rather having someone@yahoo.com. There are many ways you can setup a professional email and we can help you. You can use a hosted or onsite email systems. Show customers you mean business with memorable email addresses that look professional and promote your company. Create unlimited addresses – from yourname@ to sales@ or support@ – that are delivered directly to your primary inbox. There are difference between email inbox and aliases. You can have 100’s of aliases going into 1 primary email account inbox. With Alpha Computer Group’s hosted email including Microsoft Office 365 and Exchange or on premise email servers – linux or windows, you will experience a clean, fast email with powerful features matching or superior to those found in desktop email clients or web clients including gmail. Take control of your Inbox. With our unified email and document sharing your business can create, edit and collaborate on text, presentation and spreadsheet documents using the most sophisticated online editors. Work faster and improve productivity with Alpha Computer Group’s online office. Set up email for your business fast with a step-by-step setup wizard. Easily manage email policies, groups, mailbox quota and more using an extensive Control Panel. We strive to be a stand out company in terms of respecting user data and privacy. We do not display ads, even in our free plans. Your email exchanges are never scanned for keywords.

Hosted E-Mail Benefits

Easy setup, zero maintenance

Focus on getting your tasks done while we take care of the hard part of maintaining servers, software, backup solutions etc

Better focus on business & productivity

Contextual integration with 10+ other business apps means you get more tools to complete tasks in less time.

Assured security & reliability

Safety is assured when your data is backed with state-of-the-art infrastructure and software security with 99.9% uptime SLA.

Automatic, continuous upgrades

With hosted email, there is no need to go through the download latest version and upgrade routine. It’s always up-to-date and so are your spam filters!

Superior mobile experience

Do more than just send & receive emails on your mobile with access to your office documents, invoices and more.

Substantial savings on IT costs

Save as much as 50% on IT infrastructure costs, in-house email system maintenance and related IT resources.

Hosted Microsoft Office 365

Get everything you need to run your business anytime, anywhere. With Microsoft Office 365 from Alpha Computer Group there’s no easier way for your small business to stay connected and get more done.

All Plans Include
Unlimited addresses delivered to the same inbox
Expert 24/7 support
99.9% guaranteed uptime and reliability
Outlook web application
Shared online calendars
World-class data security and spam filtering

Work with your files anytime, anywhere

Make sure your important files are always within reach. Office Online features online versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, you can create, edit and save files to the cloud from any Web browser. Everyone you work with, from employees to clients, can work on the same document at once and share it with just a click. No more emailing files back and forth.

Office 365 is easier with Alpha Computer Group

Unlike other providers, we make Microsoft Office 365 simple. You don’t need to know about SMTP relays or MX records – our fast, easy setup process does it all for you, so you’re up and running in minutes. And if you ever do need help, our expert support is here 24/7.

At Alpha Computer Group we can help guide you through the various types of business email service. Here are the 4 major email technologies in the market.

POP3

Its full name is post office protocol 3, but everyone simply calls it POP3. With a POP3 email service, your email messages are downloaded to your computer and then usually deleted from your central email server. If you use POP3 to receive business email, you’re usually restricted to using one computer for your email. (Each person can have their own email account, but everyone will be restricted to their own computer.) Most email addresses that come as part of your internet connection package are POP3 accounts.

 

IMAP

IMAP stands for internet message access protocol. It’s an alternative to POP3 which keeps messages stored on a central business email server, along with information about whether each message has been read or replied to. With IMAP, you can log in from any computer and see your whole inbox, complete with the status of messages – so you can see which you’ve read, which you’ve replied to, and so on. IMAP is a good way to add extra flexibility to your business email. It’s a well-established technology and you’ll find many entry-level email services (like those from web hosting companies) will include IMAP as standard.

 

Microsoft Exchange

Exchange is a proprietary email system created by Microsoft. In the past you had to install Exchange onto your own email server in order to use it, putting it out of reach of most small companies. However, it can now be bought online as a monthly service. It’s often called Hosted Exchange or Exchange Online and is really a form of cloud computing. Like IMAP, Exchange stores messages centrally, so you can log in from different places. But it also offers lots of extra functions, including centrally stored calendars, task and contact lists. You need Microsoft’s business email software – Outlook – in order to use Exchange to its full potential. However, many businesses find the additional functions are worth having. And services like Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite often include the software, which can be more cost-effective.

 

Webmail or HTTP/HTTPS

As the name suggests, webmail services require you to use a web browser (like Internet Explorer or Firefox) to log in and access your business email. Some people call them HTTP email services. Many free business email services – including Hotmail, Yahoo Mail and Google Mail – are webmail services. To send or receive email, you visit a specific website and log in with your username and password. Webmail is convenient because you can log in from anywhere. However, it’s useless unless you’re connected to the internet, meaning most companies prefer to use another business email service which also offers webmail as an option. For instance, Microsoft Exchange includes a webmail interface, so you can check your business email if you’re not at your own computer. So do many of the IMAP and POP3-based services available. Choosing the right system means understanding your security, mobility, and cost requirements — then choosing to either host your email online or on-site.

Email on your mobile

These days, it’s not enough to send and receive email from your computer. Many people want to get email on their mobile devices too.

Usually, it’s no problem. Most mobile phones and tablet devices can connect to POP3 and IMAP services easily. Many also work with Microsoft Exchange – and webmail services offer special sites for people using mobile devices.

 

How important is email to your business?

Email is more than just a way to send messages and files. It’s often considered the lifeline of your business and can be the primary means of communicating both internally and with customers and clients. Choosing the right type of email solution can have a big impact on your business. Read on for more about your choices.

Selecting and implementing business email

Step 1: Assess your mobility and security needs

Determining your mobility needs will help you find the protocol (the language your email uses) that is the best option for your business. For most small businesses, your options are webmail, POP3 or IMAP (or webmail in combination with POP or IMAP). In a nutshell, POP3 passes messages from the server through to your desktop client and IMAP maintains duplicate inboxes on the server, your desktop and your mobile device. The right solution will allow your team to easily access email from wherever they need to. The following will help you pick which one makes sense for how you work.

Determining your email security needs is an important step in selecting an email service for your business. Email security depends on the email server security. If this is a major concern, then hosting your own email is the most straightforward approach, though there are other options available.

How do you usually check your email?

From only one computer (e.g. your work machine)
Our recommendation: POP3. POP3 gives you fast email delivery to your work machine and will make it easy to set up email accounts on employee machines.

Primarily from your work computer but sometimes remotely
Our recommendation: POP3 and webmail. POP3 will give you fast email delivery to your work machine, while webmail gives you the ability to check it remotely when you’re away from your desk. Most email providers offer both webmail as well as POP3 support.

From different computers and your mobile device
Our recommendation: IMAP and webmail. By using IMAP, you’ll ensure that your inboxes will stay in sync and that you aren’t missing important messages when checking email in multiple locations.

Step 2: Choose a provider

Search the term “email providers” and you’ll probably find too many to count. But your choices basically come down to: free, paid or do-it-yourself (DIY). Here’s a rundown of what to consider for each:

Provider Type: Free email (e.g. Gmail, Yahoo!)
Technical skill level: Novice

What you’ll want:

POP3 or IMAP
Good spam and virus controls
Custom domain support (@yourbusinessname.com)

Tip: Pay close attention to things like mailbox size and attachment limits to make sure your email system doesn’t cause more problems than it solves.

Provider Type: Paid (e.g. Internet Service Provider (ISP), Register.com, Gmail for Business)
Technical skill level: Novice

What you’ll want:

POP3 or IMAP
Uptime % in service level agreement (SLA)
Customer and technical support
Spam and virus controls

Tip: Before signing up for a service, check that the provider is compatible with the email applications you plan on using (e.g. Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird, etc.)

Provider Type: Do-It-Yourself
Technical skill level: Moderate to Expert

You’ll need several things:

A broadband Internet connection
A mail server and software (make sure it’s compatible with your operating system)
DNS (domain name system) information and public IP address
A person who knows what to do with all of it

Additional Considerations

Maximize your contract
Ask about the additional services and support that are included along with your email hosting, such as organization and archive storage.

How much does having your own domain matter?
Business email addresses are an important part of your identity. Because of this, even if they don’t have a website, many businesses choose email addresses that end with their own domain (@yourbusinessname.com). Having your business name as a part of your email address is an easy way to help your business gain credibility and to help customers and associates quickly identify your messages.

Check on supported email clients
Make sure any potential providers support the email client you plan on using before signing a contract.

COMPARISON OF EMAIL SERVER SYSTEMS:

Feature comparison

Radif Server OS support Features Storage Users
Mail server Linux/Unix Windows Mac SMTP POP3 IMAP IMAP IDLE SMTP over TLS POP over TLS IPv6 NNTP SSL Webmail ActiveSync Database Filesystem Other License
agorum core Yes Yes No Yes No Yes ? No No ? No Yes Yes No Yes No No GPLv2
Apache James Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No ASLv2
Atmail Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Proprietary (100 user/30 day demo)
Axigen Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Ajax & Basic Yes No No Yes Proprietary (free version: email 100 users / calendar 5 users)
Blue Mind Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No AGPLv3
Citadel Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No Yes No No GPLv3
CommuniGate Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary (Free for up to 5 users)
Courier Mail Server Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No No maildir No GPLv3
Cyrus IMAP Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes (indexes) Yes Yes 4-clause BSD
DBMail Yes via Cygwin Yes Postfix, Exim, Sendmail, qmail Yes Yes Yes Postfix, Exim, Sendmail, qmail Yes Yes ? Yes No No PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite No No GPLv2
Digital Integration iMail5 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Proprietary
Dovecot Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes maildir, mbox, dbox No Mixed: MIT and LGPL 2.1
Eudora Internet Mail Server No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No ? No No No No No No Yes Proprietary
EVO Mail Server No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No Yes Proprietary (unlimited users/15 days full features trial)
Exim Yes Yes (via Cygwin) Yes Yes Dovecot, UW IMAP Dovecot, UW IMAP Dovecot, UW IMAP Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No GPLv2+
FirstClass Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary
Gordano Messaging Suite Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Proprietary
GroupWise Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Proprietary
Haraka Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes MIT
Hexamail Server Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes No No Yes No Proprietary
hMailServer No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes V 5.0 V 5.0 Yes No V 5.0 Yes No Yes No No GNU AGPL (previously proprietary)
IBM Lotus Domino Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Proprietary
IceWarp Mail Server Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Proprietary
IndiMail Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes GPLv3
Ipswitch IMail Server No Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Proprietary
iRedMail Yes No No Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Under GPLv2
JMail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary
Kerio Connect Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Proprietary
Kolab Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes GPLv3
MagicMail Yes No No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Proprietary
Mailismus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes No No Yes Yes No Proprietary (28-day free demo)
Mailsite No Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary
Mailtraq No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Proprietary
masqmail Yes No Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes GPL
MDaemon Mail Server No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Proprietary
Mercury Mail Transport System No Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes No No Yes No Proprietary donationware
Microsoft Exchange Server No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (2007 sp1 onwards) Yes Yes Yes Yes ESE only Yes (up to 2003 only) Yes Proprietary
Mirapoint Yes No No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Proprietary
Momentum Yes No No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No Proprietary
NetMail Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes No Yes No No Proprietary
OBM Groupware Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No AGPLv3
OpenSMTPD Yes No Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes No Yes No No possible through custom backends Yes No ISC
Open-Xchange Yes No No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Proprietary/SaaS, with open-source parts
Oracle Communications Messaging Server Yes No No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Proprietary
Postfix Yes No Yes Yes Dovecot, UW IMAP Dovecot, UW IMAP Dovecot, UW IMAP Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes IBM Public License
qmail Yes No Yes Yes Yes Dovecot, UW IMAP Dovecot, UW IMAP No Dovecot, UW IMAP via Qsmtp ? No No No (cdb) Yes No Public domain
Qpopper Yes via Cygwin Yes No Yes No No No Yes ? No Yes No No No Yes Yes BSD-style, GPL-incompatible
Sendmail Yes No Yes Yes Dovecot, UW IMAP Dovecot, UW IMAP Dovecot, UW IMAP Yes No Yes No Yes No No ? Yes ? Sendmail License
SparkEngine Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No ? No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Proprietary
SurgeMail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Proprietary (free for up to 5 users)
Synovel Collabsuite Yes No No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes No Yes Yes ? Proprietary with OSS parts, Freeware and paid editions
UW IMAP Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? No Yes WebPine No Yes (Indexes) Yes No Apache License 2.0
WinGate No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes No Proprietary
Xeams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? No Yes No No No Yes No Freeware with support option
Zarafa Yes No No External Yes Yes Yes External Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No AGPLv3, free and paid editions
Zimbra Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ZPL and proprietary editions
MailEnable No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Proprietary

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