Users of Orange (EE), Freeserve or Wanadoo email accounts will need to start thinking about moving to an alternative email provider, following Orange’s recent announcement to close the Orange Email service on 31st May 2017.
If you’re an Orange Email customer and looking for a simple way to take a copy of your historic email before the service terminates, look no further than MailStore Home, the completely free version of our paid product aimed at businesses.
We’re very pleased indeed to officially announce that 2013 will see the launch of the latest offering in the fantastic MailStore product set, MailStore Cloud Edition. The concept of this product is that service providers will be able to offer their customers, a multi-tennant email archiving service, thereby completing their email service portfolio.
If you’re a small business user looking for ways to manage large amounts of email residing in your server or mailbox, the built-in archiving features of Outlook can understandably look pretty tempting. They’re easy to use, they’re right there in front of you and perhaps what makes them most attractive, they’re free!
However, as you’ve probably anticipated from the title of my post, we’re not the greatest fan of archiving to PST as a long-term solution to the issue and there are number of considerations worth being aware of before you rely on this as the primary method for archiving your company’s email communications.
Before I start, don’t worry – I’m not for a minute going to disguise this an impartial and exhaustive comparison of the two offerings given our slight bias here in the direction of MailStore. I am however, asked quite often asked if I can highlight any differences so with this in mind, I’ve compiled just a handful of points that differentiate the two that may be of interest if you’re currently weighing up the various archiving options available to you.