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Hosting Microsoft Exchange

Postby londontosingapore » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:25 pm

Folks - I've almost given up on the idea of hosting my own server (getting a home broadband connection with a static IP seems alot more tricky than it is in the UK)...

...so am now looking for a singapore company that provides exchange hosting....

Can any of you folks recommend a reliable provider?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:49 pm

I use a Singapore firm called Netsarius (http://www.netsarius.com/). Very pleased with response time, up time, tech support, and costs. Run a website for me with a decent amount of traffic. Windows et al, or Linux et al. Virtualized boxes if you want your own space. Ask for HK. Not affiliated, blah blah woof woof.

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Postby durain » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:40 am

do you really need microsoft exchange? most web hosting will give you free web emails or pop3/imap based on your domain if you want to use a local client.

used to do what you are doing with a 512k download / 256k upload ADSL on a USB modem. windows NT 4.0 and exchange 5.5. that was 10 years ago!

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Postby Deetz » Mon, 07 Dec 2009 7:31 am

How many email accounts do you need? If you only need <5 accounts or even <20 or so there's other options you could consider.

My previous company tried two different "exchange killers" open-xchange and scalix and I wasn't very impressed with either.

Also no offence to anyone but running a exchange server on a home internet connection does not make any sense to me. It's a waste of electricity/time/money/frustration.

Usually from what I saw most places that provide exchange as a service will charge you a flat rate per account.

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Postby londontosingapore » Tue, 08 Dec 2009 9:46 pm

i used to run a small start-up and had my own exchange server...when i decided to wind down the company i thought i may as well utilise the server for personal use and hosted it at home...i actually found it extremely hassle-free... it just worked in the background and gave me access to all the push/webmail and other features which my family and i found useful.

having said this..i also appreciate that when things go wrong the frustration/time/money expense kicks in. i've brought the server with me and am going to try hosting it at home....let's see how it goes...otherwise i will indeed think of using a hosting service.

cheers,

M.


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