Email continues to be an integral part of any organisation which is why Oakford offers an array of enterprise email solutions. Take advantage of shared calendars, contact lists or even integration with your VoIP telephone system with peace of mind that Oakford will ensure the maximum uptime possible for your email solution. For those wishing to take things further than email, why not check out our Microsoft Office 365 for Education solutions.
Not sure which type of email solution is right for you? Please see our helpful comparison matrix below –
|Hosted Microsoft Exchange||Microsoft Office 365||POP3 Email||On Premises Microsoft Exchange Server||Office 365/On Premises Hybrid|
|Access email across multiple devices||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Use shared calendars||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Use shared contacts||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Easy administration console||Yes – IT Administrators||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Access via Outlook web access||Yes||Yes||No – Webmail Interface||Yes||Yes|
|Access via Microsoft Office Client||Yes||Yes||Yes via IMAP and POP3||Yes||Yes|
|Access via Apple IOS devices||Yes||Yes||Yes via IMAP||Yes||Yes|
|Additional costs for new users||Yes||No||Yes||No||No|
|Additional costs for further mailbox storage||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Requires a strong Internet connection||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Would require an email migration||No||Yes||N/A||Yes||Yes|
|Work with Email on 3G or from another Internet connection location||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Send email internally when school broadband is down||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Integrates with other services||No||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Required an SSL certificate||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Default mailbox size||25G||25G||1G||25G||25G|
|Best positive feature||A proven and reliable Exchange email facility with item level backup facilities.||A free service for schools which has the ability to integrate with other useful services.||An easy to use basic email facility, best used via a web browser.||Create as many email accounts as required without additional cost.||A free service for schools which has the ability to integrate with other useful services whilst also enabling an automatic item level backup.|
|Worst negative feature||Does not integrate with other services.||No item level backup facility.||All main folders not syncronised across multiple devices or between Outlook and the web browser email client.||Requires a new server and specialist support to maintain.||Requires a new server and specialist support to maintain but has redundancy with Office 365 sync.|
|Setup time||1-2 days||1 day||N/A||2 days||2-3 days|
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