E-MAIL WRESTLING – THE OLYMPIC SPORT OF POOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
When it comes down to it, E-Mail should just work, it’s not something you want to spend time worrying about, or wondering if it’s working, or whether you’ve got all of your e-mails… you’ve got far too many other things going on in your business for that.
I feel I should start this off by letting you know I have built, installed and setup E-Mail systems for some of the largest organisations in the world. Without being big headed about it, it would be fair to say I know more than most when it comes to mail systems, and the way E-Mail works (or should work!)
I’ve also got a deep understanding of what’s important to a small business, I’ve run a couple of my own for 7 years now, and in that time I’ve worked with and supported the I.T. for hundreds of other small businesses.
What I’ve found over the years is that many businesses are either spending far too much time trying to work around poor email systems or worrying about whether their email is working or not…
It’s crazy, what you need as a business is to know your emails are safe, reliable and secure. Even more so if you’ve got staff, you need visibility over your company email. If it calls for it, you need to be able to take a look at the incoming and outgoing email of your employees.
In my time I have seen and dealt with businesses using most of the common e-mail systems including POP, IMAP, Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Zimbra and of course Microsoft Exchange. I’ve also seen some weird and wonderful attempts to replicate some of the benefits of Exchange with bespoke in house e-mail systems, in almost every instance these end up causing far, far more problems than they ever fix.
In my experience, Nothing works as smoothly, or as seamlessly and a well setup Microsoft Exchange solution (be that hosted Exchange or an in house Exchange server).
I’ve heard all manner of reasons and arguments as to why you should not use Exchange, but none of them have stood up, and most have been founded on either a lack of understanding or just plain bad advice.
It’s crazy, what you need as a business is to know your emails are safe, reliable and secure. Even more so if you’ve got staff, you need visibility over their company email. If it calls for it you need to be able to take a look at their incoming and outgoing email… with POP this just isn’t possible!
These are all really good reasons why you should be using an Exchange Based e-mail platform for your business.