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Find out what your peers are saying about IceWarp vs. Microsoft Exchange and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"Its price is the most valuable. It is definitely one of the lowest price solutions.""IceWarp has multiple applications that are easy to use for many people.""It has great communication capabilities for team chatting and web conferences."

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"I find the desktop version of Microsoft Exchange looks better than the online version. You can make it a white background. You might be able to make the online background white, but I have no idea how to do that. I know how to do it only on the desktop version""Support is very good.""The interface is user-friendly.""We have found it to be a stable solution. It is scalable and easy to install.""It's so much of a part of what I do every day that I don't give it a lot of thought. It just works, for the most part, until it doesn't, in which case I call tech support.""The most valuable features are that you can exchange information, tasks, attachments, and enhance the process in a short amount of time.""On-premises Microsoft Exchange is good because it protects data privacy.""The availability group settings are better, so it has inherent scalability. In 2010, they added several sensible rules."

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Cons
"Our customers sometimes have problems receiving mail.""I would like to have a trial for mobile applications and more documentation similar to Google Drive with mobile applications.""The exchange compatibility mode is rather limited. Their technical support can also be better. They only provide online support, and there should be some option for escalating."

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"Microsoft could make it easier to combine comments in the GUI. It isn't easy to do certain things in Exchange, primarily if the administrator isn't used to the command line, so I think the customer interface could be improved.""From a security point of view, Microsoft should enhance the new features. Technical support could also be better.""For new users, it might take them some time to get used to the product.""From a security perspective, Microsft Exchange can be improved. All that needs to be added is security, but that's an internal hierarchical problem from the product itself and not the end-users.""They could continue to improve the consolidation and integration of mailbox services to make them more flexible, easier to deploy, and more manageable.""From a reliability perspective, they need to improve the search engine, it is not very powerful.""Microsoft needs to make some modifications to meet the current needs of the environment. For example, they need to add more cell service features because people work from home during the pandemic, and certain elements should be available as a mobile service.""I think it could be more scalable."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is definitely one of the lowest price solutions."
  • "Our licensing is on a yearly basis. There were no additional costs."
  • "The license is based on the number of users."
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  • "It's working very well. There is no problem, but the price is not the best."
  • "Its price is okay."
  • "It's a little bit expensive."
  • "Its price is very affordable, and basically, it is the standard of the industry. We have the Exchange 365 subscription, which includes the usage of Exchange Online. I don't know the specific cost, but it is the retail price of Microsoft 365 E3 licenses. Microsoft's licensing is not very easy to understand. Microsoft changes rules every other day, which makes it difficult for us to understand the licensing not only for Exchange but also for other products. It can sometimes be really complex to understand what you need to have in order to comply with Microsoft licensing."
  • "Microsoft doesn't have a unit price, it's based on the quantity, and they offer great discounts."
  • "We are currently using enterprise licenses for the solution. They are different pricing models available. There are individual, cloud-based, and enterprise licenses all with different pricing models. The larger the number of users, the lesser the price. For small to medium companies like us, we feel it is expensive."
  • "Its price is fair."
  • "We pay for the license annually."
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    IceWarp has multiple applications that are easy to use for many people.
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    The license is based on the number of users. With all of the features that are available for the users included with the license, it is reasonably priced.
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    It is underdeveloped with so many features that are available. There are no requirements for new features at this time. I would like to have a trial for mobile applications and more documentation… more »
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    Zimbra is a free, open source collaborative software suite. The features I like best are the ease of integration and the email, calendar, and collaboration server with web interface. In addition, I… more »
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    It's a very user-friendly application. The mail server is also valuable when compared to other services like SquirrelMail.
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    Microsoft doesn't have a unit price, it's based on the quantity, and they offer great discounts.
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    Overview
    IceWarp helps thousands of organizations streamline all areas of business communication and become more profitable by providing Mail Server complete with GroupWare, Calendaring and Document Management, accessible through an intuitive WebClient, simple to setup in WebAdmin. Customize with add-ons: spam and virus protection, Instant Messaging with video calls, mobile sync and more.
    Built to deliver the enterprise-grade security and reliability that businesses require, Microsoft Exchange provides email, calendar and contacts on your PC, phone and web browser.
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    Sample Customers
    Marriott, Toyota, Sony, Wendy's, Canon
    Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport, Scitec Nutrition, British Airways, InnoGames, Osteology Foundation, Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, NTC Contracting
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider42%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government6%
    Media Company4%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Energy/Utilities Company15%
    Security Firm10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government8%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business77%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise8%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise34%
    Find out what your peers are saying about IceWarp vs. Microsoft Exchange and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    565,304 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IceWarp is ranked 5th in Email Applications with 3 reviews while Microsoft Exchange is ranked 1st in Email Applications with 31 reviews. IceWarp is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Exchange is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IceWarp writes "Feature-rich, stable, easy to use, easy to set up with Outlook Sync, and good collaboration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Exchange writes "It has good integration with other Microsoft tools and allows us to retain and recover an email deleted by a user". IceWarp is most compared with Zimbra Collaboration, G Suite Enterprise, Kerio Connect, Microsoft Exchange Online and Cisco Secure Email, whereas Microsoft Exchange is most compared with Zimbra Collaboration, Kerio Connect, HCL Domino, HCL Notes and Veritas Enterprise Vault. See our IceWarp vs. Microsoft Exchange report.

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