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Vodafone closed your email service? Wondering what to do next?

Vodafone recently announced that it would be closing all its customer email services on 30 November 2017. All of the following email services will be axed:


A couple of relevant articles discussing this can be found as follows:

Are you wondering which email service to go with next?

As if changing your email address isn’t enough of a hassle, you also need to figure out which email service to go with next. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, but Optimus Systems has done your homework for you to help you choose.

The 3 options we’d recommend are:

  • Exchange online
  • Gmail

Here’s an overview of alternative email services…

1. Exchange online

In a nutshell: Enterprise-grade email service with a 50GB mailbox per user – and it’s up to you whether you use the web-based version or the Outlook software you may already be familiar with. You can use your own domain, for example, something that you’d own forever and is personalised to you.

Great for: Small businesses, solopreneurs, or individuals who are heavy email users.

Cost: $6 a month per user.

2. Gmail

In a nutshell: A email address is free, and you can use webmail, Outlook, or other email software.

Great for: The free service is ideal for individuals.

Cost: addresses are free.


In a nutshell: This is Microsoft’s free email service, that’s comparable with Gmail. It connects seamlessly with other Microsoft services, such as Skype, OneDrive, Office Online, OneNote and more. It also has a great mobile app.

Great for: The free email service is perfect for individuals.

Cost: Free.

Not sure what’s right for you? Or need some help migrating your emails and contacts?

Moving everything to a new system can be difficult, especially with multiple devices (PC / tablet / mobile). Call our friendly team at Optimus Systems (0800 359 933) to take the pain out of your email changeover, we’ll be happy to help you.