Amazon WorkMail – Managed Cloud- based Email and Calendar Service

amazon now reaches the corporate clients with the launch of its own business email service. Amazon WorkMail will undoubtedly compete with the strongest key players such as Microsoft Outlook, Google Inc.

Users often expect their work email to be robust, accurate and a quick email server. In addition to these, one wants to send or receive large files, with the robust security measures possible.

The Amazon on work mail runs on cloud and is designed to work with your existing PC and Mac-based Outlook clients including the prepackaged Click-to-Run versions. As per Amazon’s official blog, “WorkMail makes use of a number of AWS services including Amazon WorkDocs (formerly known as Amazon Zocalo), the Directory Service, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS Key Management Service (KMS), and Amazon Simple Email Service (SES).”

Work mail is also designed to function in conjunction with WorkDocs. It offers many security controls such as location control, S/MIME, store data encryption, message scanning, mobile device policies and actions etc.

Setting up the WorkMail for a new organisation is quite easy and can be done in minutes. You can either use the existing directory or set up a new one.

WorkMail comes with a browser based interface which is quite decent and user-friendly.

WorkMail Browser-based Interface

webbsed interface

The regular email features such as calendaring, calendar sharing, tasks, contact lists, distribution lists, resource booking, public folders, and out-of-office (OOF) messages form a part of WorkMail features.

Amazon WorkMail is giving the users a 30 day free trial in which you can serve up to 25 users, with 50 gigabytes of email storage per employee. The US giant is also offering a mailbox migration tool as a part of the free trial. After the free trial period, users will be charged $4 per month for a 50 gigabyte WorkMail mailbox, or $6 per month for a bundle that includes WorkMail and WorkDocs. There is no separate charge for the use of SES to send messages.

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