Exchange Online for Business-Class Email, Calendar and Contacts on your Desktop, Mobile or Web

Microsoft® Exchange Online is a hosted messaging solution that delivers the capabilities of Microsoft Exchange Server as a cloud-based service. It gives users rich and familiar access to email, calendar, contacts, and tasks across PCs, the web, and mobile devices.

Exchange Online

With Exchange Online, organizations can take advantage of sophisticated messaging capabilities without the operational burden of on-premises server software. Exchange Online is hosted in Microsoft-managed, enterprise-level data centers that are designed to operate highly available online services. Exchange Online provides a financially-backed Service Level Agreement (SLA) with a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee.

All Exchange Online Plans include the following features:

  • Outlook Web Application for viewing email, calendar, contacts and tasks from an Internet browser
  • POP access to email
  • Exchange ActiveSync for SmartPhone access for your mobile workers
  • Custom retention policies and multi-mailbox search to help with compliance requirements
  • Secure access through 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption. Anyone who intercepts a communication sees only encrypted text.
  • Anti-Spam and Antivirus filtering provided by Microsoft Forefront® Online Protection for Exchange and Microsoft Forefront
  • Protection for Exchange Server. This helps protect incoming, outgoing, and internal messages from malicious software transferred through email.

Exchange Online Kiosk features (As provided with Office 365 ‘K’ Plans)

  • 2GB mailbox
  • ActiveSync mobile access for SmartPhones only – not Tablet

Exchange Plan 1 (As provided with Office 365 E1 and E2 Plans)

  • 50GB mailbox
  • ActiveSync mobile access for all compatible devices
  • IMAP email access
  • Inbox rules for customer routing and forwarding of emails
  • Delegated access to support access to mailboxes by other users
  • Personal email archive to eliminate PST files from your PCs

Exchange Plan 2 (As provided with Office 365 E3 and E4 Plans)

  • 50GB mailbox plus unlimited size personal archive mailbox
  • ActiveSync mobile access for all compatible devices
  • IMAP email access
  • Inbox rules for customer routing and forwarding of emails
  • Delegated access to support access to mailboxes by other users
  • Personal email archive to eliminate PST files from your PCs (unlimited)
  • Voicemail received as email (needs integration with a compatible PBX phone system)
  • Legal hold can be set on mailboxes to store even deleted email for a minimum period of time or even indefinitely if required

Further information

For further information on the functionality of individual components of Office 365 please refer to the Office 365 Service Descriptions