Rackspace Launches Business-Class Email Hosting, Costs 90% Less Than Exchange

May 20, 2009 by  

Webmaster ToolsSAN ANTONIO — Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX – News), the world’s leader in hosting, has unveiled Rackspace Email 7.0, a major release of its business-class email hosting service. Rackspace Email 7.0 includes updates to its full-featured webmail app, such as right-click functionality, multiple personal calendars, the ability to delegate calendar “write access” to another user such as an administrative assistant, iCal calendar feeds, and improved foreign language handling.

“Email is the lifeblood of business communications and there is no reason that an organization should be spending time, money, and resources to host their own email servers,” said Pat Matthews, General Manager of Rackspace Email & Apps. “With Rackspace Email 7.0, we provide businesses an exciting alternative to in-house email hosting that fulfills the ROI promise of cloud computing.”

The release of Rackspace Email 7.0 coincides with new reduced pricing for Rackspace Email customers. For the current pricing of $1 per mailbox, per month, customers get:

* Real POP and IMAP email access from any email or mobile app
* Web-based email, shared calendaring, contacts and tasks
* Full synchronization with Microsoft Outlook, Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile
* Multi-layer, integrated anti-spam and anti-virus protection
* 10GB of storage per user
* Award-winning Fanatical Support, delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

This new product release and new pricing comes at a time when Rackspace Email has seen significant traction in the market, adding email hosting for about 350 new businesses domains a day. Rackspace provides Rackspace Email and Microsoft Exchange services to over 1 million paid mailboxes worldwide across more than 200,000 email domains. The service includes Fanatical Support® to over 15,000 direct customers and over 600 resellers and their clients.

Matthews went on to say, “The release of Rackspace Email 7.0 is a significant milestone. Rackspace Email together with our Microsoft Exchange services, provides our customers with the most comprehensive email hosting service on the market, at a price that delivers massive cost-savings to businesses of all sizes.”

To learn more about Rackspace Email 7.0 and Fanatical Support, please see the Rackspace Email & Apps website and blog, and follow them on Twitter at @RackApps.

About Rackspace Hosting
As the leader and specialist in hosting services, Rackspace® Hosting is changing the way businesses worldwide buy IT. Rackspace delivers computing-as-a-service, integrating the industry’s best technologies into a flexible service offering, making computing more reliable and affordable. A trusted partner to companies of all sizes, Rackspace enables IT departments to be more effective. Rackspace is distinguished by its award-winning Fanatical Support®, furthering the company’s mission to be one of the world’s greatest service companies. Rackspace is recognized as one of FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best companies to work for in the US, ranking number 43 on the list. Rackspace’s portfolio of hosted IT services includes managed hosting, email hosting and cloud hosting. For more information on Rackspace Hosting please visit

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