Email hosting has become one of the most commonly used forms of communication technology in the industry, as providers allow for premium e-mail services along with custom configurations and a large number of accounts. TMCnet was there this week to report on all the latest email hosting news. Here are a few highlights:
In today’s fast-paced world, two markets have seen major growth the past few years: cloud computing and email hosting. These products allow businesses to provide a reliable connection to the Web, gather data on-the-go and receive e-mails at all times. Consumers have also enjoyed these benefits by backing up their private data with ease, sending personalized e-mails, as well as using premium e-mail services.
To stay on the top of the market, Microsoft (News - Alert) created its own email hosting solution platform coined Exchange, TMCnet reported. For years Microsoft users have enjoy the benefits of having their e-mails available anywhere and at any time via the cloud; however, there are security issues that have arisen and Microsoft plans on releasing an update for its Forefront Threat Management Gateway (News - Alert) (TMG) and Unified Access Gateway (UAG) products to ensure its users are protected. To read about Microsoft’s plans to release an update to Exchange 2013, click here.
Over the last few years, different aspects of the Web have been experiencing exponential growth rates. According to the Times of India, security agencies in the country have been shifting their focus to email hosting platforms and less on phones. E-mail monitoring over the month of September has seen a 36 percent jump while the tapping of telephones has seen a marginal drop.
The official number of e-mails being screened also rose to 1,174 up from 1,601 on September over August, which represents a 36.4 percent increase. Within the same period, the number of phones being monitored dropped from 10,648 to 10,490. To read more about these e-mail security trends, click here.
In other email hosting news, Microsoft has reinvented itself as an email hosting service provider in a big way with Outlook.com, a new service that has been open to the public since the end of July.
Microsoft‘s Outlook.com is a full-featured e-mail and collaboration client that is available online. Rather than having the latest Outlook product installed on the user’s computer, this Web-based email hosting platform is convenient for those that do not have access to Office Outlook or who use multiple computers. It is also ideal for those who are mobile and must work on-the-go, TMCnet reported.
At Outlook.com, registered users can interact directly with their e-mail messages either from a PC or mobile connection from anywhere, at any time. Additionally, users are offered plenty of Web-based e-mail action from sending, replying, forwarding, and so on. It also allows users to directly open attached Office documents and save them to SkyDrive, Microsoft’s file hosting service, if they like via Outlook.com where users are offered seven GB of free storage.
For more email hosting news, be sure to visit TMCnet again next week for all the latest developments.
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