Nine best email providers for business 2017: What's the best email provider for business?

Which email provider meets the needs of your business?


In a Gartner report published last year, only 13 percent of businesses were using Google and Microsoft cloud email services, with 8.5 percent adopting Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook) and 4.7 percent using Google Apps for Work (Gmail).

Gartner research vice president Jeffrey Mann said: "Among public companies using cloud-based email, Microsoft is more popular with larger organisations and has more than an 80 percent share of companies using cloud email with revenue above $10 billion".

"Google's popularity is better among smaller companies, approaching a 50 percent share of companies with revenue less than $50 million," he added. (Full report here)

So with Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services all offering good email solutions, deciding between them and other hosted email providers is a big task. To help, we've compiled a list of the best email providers on the market, some are web-based and others are traditional client email servers.

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