Quick Reference: Best Google Apps Alternatives

Now that Google Apps is no longer free I wanted to research the best free and paid alternatives for my clients. Here is a quick reference guide of my results. Do not consider this an endorsement for any of these services.

Outlook.com (free)

  • confusing setup process
  • unlimited free email users (account admins must have Live accounts)
  • 7GB Skydrive storage
  • calendars and contacts
  • unlimited storage (so they say)
  • 25MB email attachment size
  • no IMAP support
  • ActiveSync support
  • ad supported (in sidebar) or pay

ZOHO Mail Lite (free)

  • up to 3 users
  • only 1 domain
  • business email with calendar, tasks, notes, contacts & more
  • 5GB mailbox
  • push mail, mobile sync
  • email support only

Rackspace Email

  • $24 / user / year (min. $10 / month charge)
  • 25GB of storage per user
  • mail, calendar, contacts, tasks, notes
  • POP / IMAP
  • 50MB attachments
  • add mobile sync (ActiveSync) for $1 / user / month

Hover (Email Forwarding)

  • from $4 – $5 / user / year

Hover (Full Email Hosting)

  • from $6.50 – $35 / user / year depending on features and quantity
  • POP / IMAP / webmail
  • calendar and file sharing options
  • 10GB mail storage / user

 

ZOHO Mail Standard (paid)

 

  • $24 / user / year (or $2.50 / user / month)
  • business email with calendar, tasks, notes, contacts & more
  • host multiple domains
  • more users, more groups
  • 10GB mail storage / user
  • push mail, mobile sync (some limitations on iOS)
  • email/phone support
  • up to 15GB for $3.50 / user / month ($36 / user / year)

 

Google Apps

 

  • $50 / user / year (or $5 / user / month)
  • 25GB mailbox
  • 5GB Google drive
  • mail, calendar, drive, docs, talk, sites

 

FuseMail

 

  • $24 / user / year (min. $10 / month charge)
  • 10GB Mailboxes
  • webmail with calendars, contacts, tasks and notes
  • phone, email & live chat support
  • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, webmail
  • mobile sync + collaboration
  • unlimited aliases and domains
  • phone, email and live chat support
  • up to 25GB / user for additional $1 / user / month

Have you used any of these services? Any others that I left off of the list?