Mr Mail, a UK based company, recently launched a free mailbox service offering and this now means that clients can get a free full offline Zimbra Email experience that puts the service one step ahead of Gmail, Yahoo mail and the like.
Mr Mail, a UK based company, recently launched a free mailbox service offering and this now means that clients can get a free full offline Zimbra mail experience that puts the service one step ahead of Gmail, Yahoo mail and the like.
Gmail and Yahoo offer no true offline email client that also comes with document and calendar sharing, task and contact syncing, and so on. While Google now has its file cloud service,Google Drive, it still isn’t able to offer a mail experience that is the same offline and online and provides the benefits of the Cloud all at the same time.
This means that most of us still only have two options: we can either go ‘full cloud’ with our email and be forced to access our email and document sharing through something like Gmail and Google docs using a browser, or we have to go the traditional Exchange route and use applications such as Microsoft Outlook.
Oliver Bross, Mr Mail CEO, says the difference with Zimbra is that both of these worlds are now brought together.
“Users can access their email from anywhere in the world using any Internet browser, and users can also install the Zimbra Desktop client on any PC regardless of their operating system. In both instances the experience is exactly the same – the way in which email is read, typed up, and filed is the same; plus the way in which documents and calendars are shared, tasks are synchronised, contacts are synchronised, or follow-up flags are created (a feature Gmail does not offer) is the same. What’s more, document creation and all the client’s Zimlets are available both online and offline using the desktop client,” he says.
Zimlets are plugins that users can add in to their Zimbra email experience, much like an App on the iPad or what Google Labs offers on Gmail. The difference with the latter, however, is that Zimbra is an open source email server– meaning there are dozens upon dozens of Zimlets that users find very useful. And the list keeps growing, since the community is creating these applications. Google Labs, on the other hand, is very limited and offers very little at this time.
“What’s more is the Zimbra desktop client works across operating systems – from Windows to Mac to Linux – and the experience across these platforms is, once again, the same,” Bross says.
The experience is not limited by browser either, unlike with Gmail where some features work better on Chrome. Plus, Zimbra mail is also accessible across smartphones for mobile access.
With Mr Mail’s free mailbox offering, anyone can enjoy the power of Zimbra and 500MB of free space for email in the cloud. Zimbra is even used by a number of large business to SMB and SME business, and even government and education establishments, to a wide range of service providers.
Mr Mail also has very competitive pricing with its paid Zimbra mailbox services.
About Mr Mail
Mr Mail is a UK based company that provides cloud hosting and related solutions to businesses throughout the world. Since 1995, Mr Mail has provided personalised online and ICT services to its clients with highly competitive pricing. For more information, please visit http://www.mrmail.com