Hosted Exchange Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hosted Exchange e-mail?
Hosted Exchange is actually much more than just e-mail. It's Microsoft's messaging
and collaboration service that supports e-mail on mobile devices such as Pocket
PC and Smartphones and Windows Mobile phones. This technology enables remote synchronization
of Inbox, Calendar, and Contact lists and Task Management to keep all your information
up-to-date. Hosted Exchange also offers integrated collaborative features such as
shared calendars and scheduling, contact lists, and task management capabilities.
Whether you're in the office using Outlook on your desktop or accessing your desktop
from any browser or compatible mobile device, you're up-to-date and in touch – across
town or across country.
Can I use Hosted Exchange on my phone?
Yes! Exchange ActiveSync® lets devices such as a browser-enabled
cellular telephone or a Microsoft Windows Mobile® powered device
access company information on a server that is running Exchange 2003. Exchange ActiveSync
is a data synchronization service that enables mobile users to access their e-mail,
calendar, and contacts and retain access to this information while they are offline.
Broad mobile device support is offered by several vendors who license the Exchange
ActiveSync protocol from Microsoft including: Motorola, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, symbian,
DataViz, and Treo.
Exchange ActiveSync® compatibility is also built into Windows Mobile-based
devices including Smartphones, Pocket PCs, and Pocket PC Phones. With these devices,
you experience the same familiar Microsoft Office Outlook environment extended from
your desktop or laptop to your mobile device.
To find out more about Windows Mobile 5.0 devices that include the Messaging and
Security Feature Pack, visit the Windows Mobile 5.0 Messaging and Security Feature
Pack page on the Microsoft Windows Mobile site.
How much does Hosted Exchange cost?
You can get an Exchange e-mail account including 500 MB storage, CAtchGuard Spam
and Virus protection, 250 E-mail aliases, FREE download & use of Outlook 2003
client software, easy-to-use web-based account control panel, and 24 x 7 World-class
live technical support for as little as $8.95 per month.
What advantages does Hosted Exchange have over regular e-mail?
Free (and available to anyone) e-mail accounts may be popular, but they will not
- Share calendars with co-workers to schedule
- Share contacts in company address books
- Share task lists assign 'to do' items
- Access all of this information and functionally
via a wireless connection or browser from any internet connection
And you can be subjected to unwanted and intrusive advertising and pop-ups, which
is the key reason these services are offered for free.
With Hosted Exchange, you can be productive and work outside your office. You can
check e-mail from where ever you have an internet connection, as well as look up
events in your calendar, add someone to your contacts, or set up a reminder for
later. All of this and its synced back to your desktop, ready when you get back
to your computer.
What comes with a Hosted Exchange account?
- FREE download & use of Outlook 2007
- Access to all Exchange functionality, such
as E-mail, Calendar, Tasks, and Contacts
- 1 GB of storage
- 250 E-mail aliases
- FREE CatchGuard Spam & Virus Protection
- FREE download & use of Outlook 2003 client
- Deleted item recovery for 7 days
- Easy-to-use web-based account control panel
- 24 x 7 World-class live technical support
- Global Address List
- Global Distribution Lists
- Junk E-mail Filtering
- Mailbox Filtering Rules
- Personal Address List
- Personal Calendar
- Personal Distribution Lists
- Notes (Sticky Notes)
- Task list & reminders
Is my Exchange e-mail account protected against SPAM and Viruses?
Yes! Our CatchGuard mail filtering system provides mailbox-level spam and anti-virus
scanning to protect you from harmful and bothersome spam, viruses, and hacker attacks.
We check incoming and outlgoing e-mail as well as data that is sent in-between users
on the system so that virus-laden attachments and messages are deleted before they
reach inboxes. You can even set up your own mailbox and junk mail filters within
Exchange to better defend yourself.
Can I get more storage for my Exchange e-mail account?
Of course, you can add more storage by calling our Exchange sales consultants at