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Custom Business Email Solutions

With FirstLink, you’re not stuck with a one-size-fits-all email hosting approach. We offer several email solutions for any application and configuration your business my require. After discussing your goals and cost parameters, we’ll visualize and design an email hosting plan for your end users, either integrated with an office suite or stand alone, for your specific business needs. There are different options to choose from and each has its merits depending on the function of your business and budget.

We offer a choice between a stand-alone email solution or email solutions integrated with a calendar, contacts, and a task management suite, or a groupware suite. This range allows you to choose different price points and a choice between open source and licensed software. No matter the industry and whatever your privacy needs, we service any business, in every email capacity. We have the email suite for business, making the most sense for you.

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What are the incoming and outgoing Email only options?

Pop

POP email, has longevity and reliability as key features. POP is supported by virtually all devices. It is inexpensive and requires no license. You are able to download and access your e-mails onto one specific device. No information is stored once downloaded, making it extremely secure. There is a fixed monthly cost for this service.

Another benefit of using POP email is SMTP functionality. This functionality allows integration of fax, printers and scanners with your email solution and sends email directly from those devices. The cost is directly related to gigabytes stored on the email server.

These business e-mail solutions can be billed on a per user basis (Software as a Service or Saas) or as Platform as a Service (PaaS). PaaS is very beneficial to organizations that have a large number of users as it allows the organization to control the cost of e-mail.

iMAP

iMAP email is an established, reliable option and is accessible from anywhere, on multiple devices, at any time. It additionally allows users folder support for easy organization of their e-mails. IMAP requires no license, which makes it inexpensive as well. The cost is directly related to gigabytes stored on the email server.

Another benefit of using iMAP email is SMTP functionality. This functionality allows integration of fax, printers and scanners with your email solution and sends email directly from those devices. The cost is directly related to gigabytes stored on the email server.

These business e-mail solutions can be billed on a per user basis (Software as a Service or Saas) or as Platform as a Service (PaaS). PaaS is very beneficial to organizations that have a large number of users as it allows the organization to control the cost of e-mail.

What Licensed Integrated Email Hosting Services does FLT work with? Microsoft Office 365, Google Suite, and Office Link 360

 

1. A step up from Exchange, Microsoft Office 365 integrates e-mail, calendar and contacts into a single interface using Microsoft Outlook. Office 365 also offers the option of licensing the Microsoft Office suite within your subscription. Folders automatically sync to the devices you use to check your mail. When you send an e-mail from your office desktop, you can check your sent items from your phone. If you file an e-mail document in a client’s folder on your tablet, it will be in your desktop computer e-mail folder in the office.

There are three licensed options to choose from depending on needs of your business, number of users, and cost. Not all individuals must use the same license level. You can mix and match different levels of use for each individual’s needs within a company.

2. Google offers a whole office solution, Google Suite, including Google Gmail, Google Drive and the entire G suite of office products, like Google Sheets for spreadsheets and Google Pages for documents. Google Suite is free to use, but Google does reserve the right to use your information and expect to see advertisements throughout your workday.

3. FLT offers their own open source email hosting solution built on am iMAP platform that is specifically designed for your company. The benefit to this option is getting the exact functionality you need in an e-mail solution without extraneous features or price.