Zoho Mail is Now Open For Business!

General, Zoho Mail | April 19, 2011 | 2 min read

Two years ago, we made Zoho Mail public for free personal use and we are happy with the reception and feedback we have gotten so far. For example, we recently won the Reader’s choice award for The Best Free Email Service 2011. Now, we are taking another big step in our quest to bring the best hosted email to our customers.

Today, we’re opening Zoho Mail for businesses. What took us so long? We wanted to make sure the product was right. Business and professional users have come to expect the rich functionality from their desktop email client and the no-hassles, fast, accessible-anywhere convenience of web-based email.

Now, you no longer have to make a choice between the lesser of two evils: either burning a hole in your wallet with a full-featured, expensive email solution or settle for a web-based, affordable email service with bare minimum features. Zoho Mail gives you the best of three worlds: feature-rich business email, no-hassle email hosting and an affordable price. For example, here are some of the rich features that make Zoho Mail’s web interface ideal for business users:

    • Supports both Folders & Labels, making it all the more easier to organize and access messages
    • Helps you to tag incoming messages with

      Labels & Flags

      and directly move them to appropriate folders using

      Rules & Filters

    • Powerful search

      functionality that can search even inside attachments
    • Comes with a sleek

      instant chat

      interface for better communication
      amongst your colleagues and customers
    • Optimized

      mobile web interface

      for anywhere, anytime access on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and other mobile devices 

    In addition, with integrated Calendar, Tasks, Notes and Contacts apps with features exceeding even those of popular desktop clients you are able to share calendars, set reminders, assign tasks, take notes on the fly and always have your most important information handy. And, for those users who are accustomed  to desktop email clients, Zoho Mail synchronizes seamlessly with the most popular ones (Outlook and Thunderbird), through POP / IMAP.

    Zoho Mail - Webmail Interface

    Of course, we realize that having rich, flexible administrator options is just as important as having a rich product for end users. If you are a business mail administrator, the powerful Control Panel makes it simple for you to manage all aspects of business emailing. For example:

    • Define

      email policies

      with respect to mailbox quotas, access privileges etc., and even assign different policies to different groups of people
    • Create and

      manage groups

      and group related polices, spam control and moderation
    • Set up 

      customized email addresses

      and aliases
      for your business users 
    • Add and manage

      multiple domains

    • Assign roles

      to other users, streamline administration and more.
    Zoho Mail - Control Panel

    With Zoho as your email host, you do not have to worry about maintaining complicated mail server infrastructure. You can leave that part to us since it is in our business as a company offering services on the cloud to manage state-of-the-art data centers with multiple layers of security. In fact, your data is safer in our data centers!

    What about the affordable price? Our plans start at just $2 per user/month ($24 per user/year). And may be the best part about our pricing plans is that you need not buy an entire year upfront. Of course you get a slightly better price with a yearly commitment, but we know businesses sometimes need the flexibility that only monthly plans can give them.

    So, if you are a new business looking for an email host or currently paying an arm-and-a-leg for managing your business email, Zoho Mail is now open for Business!

    1. Kaspar

      Sad that the free mail account for private users has been removed at the same time… it would be nice to try before paying!

    2. MikeSchinkel

      Will Zoho mail synchronize calendars and contacts with mobile devices?

    3. Escape the Rat Race

      I’ve been using zoho mail for 6 months. It’s got great features. However, will you please please please bring out an app for iPhone and iPad!!

    4. Bruno

      Thanks Hari,great to hear it!
      in fact I believe your product is great!for instance I love the way you manage threaded conversations…much much better than Gmail and any other web client I know.
      Glad to see your focus on business…now that you have the platform in place…surprise us with something game changing…I’m sure you know how to do it 🙂

    5. Hari

      Dear Bruno, Alvaro,We acknowledge that we need to do more to enter or set new paradigms in email. Bruno, your point about innovative features in email that can help keep the business cycle in order is well taken. Don’t we all wish our email program can be smarter, especially with the plethora of messages and teams involved in a business environment?We are keen to make Zoho Mail smarter for business use and we are listening to ideas and feature requests. It is just that we have been focusing on other high-priority items before adding brand-new things.Hari

    6. Bruno

      great product but not up to 2011 challenges. Take a look at this: unifiedinbox.com clever isn’t it?As an SMB owner my problem is not email in itself but how to coordinate a small number of people to answer to a high number of emails without stepping into each other and maintaining a view.And how to setup an email workflow: a sales answers, if he doesn’t get a reply in 3 days the email pops up again, then Tech sets up a demo, if I close a sale accounting steps in…Similar to Zoho Support but for email.If you can do it…you’ll have a NEW product.
      Bruno

    7. Álvaro Felipe

      What’s new? If all that is written in this post is already long overdue.