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SMS now one stop shop for professional email and web hosting

Warrington Monday July? 16th ?2007. Simply Mail Solutions have added state of the art web hosting services to its popular email hosting offerings. They range from advanced shared hosting through virtual servers to a range of managed web hosting services.

Commented Colin Smith SMS Managing Director ?From the feedback from our rapidly growing email user base it was clear that the market needed an equally advanced and competitive range of web offerings.?

GenX, the fully featured stand alone web hosting package allows control of the web hosting environment in a way not previously possible thanks to the Plesk control panel. Users can create web space and FTP space, add domains, set up mail accounts, databases, view statistics and much, much more….all backed up with SMS?s superb support and 99.9% uptime guarantee.

FutureGen, time to take control, time to get your own server. You’ve got the business ideas and you know its going to work, you don’t need old technology holding you back. Welcome to FutureGen, the server technology incorporating Virtuozzo that works with you and your business. Configure it the way you want – Web, FTP, ecommerce, mail, database – the possibilities are endless.

UltraGen, when your business is critical, you need a server and management system that understands and responds. Downtime is not an option, time is precious, you need a fully managed always on solution with industry leading skills. Automatic back ups, latest software upgrades, fastest routing, 24/7 monitoring – are all “must haves” but you don’t have the time to do it. So instead trust it to our expertise

Simply Mail Solutions

SMS is based in Warrington UK and already has many thousands of customer email accounts from all over the word running on its servers.

www.simplymailsolutions.com or email [email protected]

Leading Mobile smartphone and handheld device distributor teams up with Email Hosting company SMS to offer great deal to new customers.

Warrington Friday July 13th 2007. Simply Mail Solutions has made an agreement with eXpansys to cooperate on marketing email solutions to customers of eXpansys purchasing smartphones. The launch offer to new customers for Windows Mobile smartphones includes 3 months free subscription to SMS?s Microsoft Exchange email service.

Commented Colin Smith SMS Managing Director ?This is as much as anything a market education deal for us. Previously to get the most out of your Windows Mobile device you have needed to be a corporate user because of the complexity and cost of setting up Windows Exchange server or you were forced to take the service providers expensive options. This great offer will allow single users and small businesses to try out Exchange at no cost and of course we expect that many of them will find it invaluable and continue with the service after the trial period?.

By running their smartphones with Exchange users can automatically update their PC and phone and keep them both in sync. Not just for email but for calendars, address lists, and tasks. If a number of users from the same organisation subscribe then they can also use these facilities cooperatively increasing productivity. The market for use of email on mobile devices is growing rapidly and Exchange offers many benefits compared with running POP3 email on a mobile phone.

Commented Martha Sama, eXpansys Marketing Manager ?We are very pleased to be able to introduce our customers to mobile email and latest features of MS Exchange with the help of Simply Mail Solutions. SMS have a tremendous reputation for quality of service and offer very competitive pricing so we are sure many customers for new smartphones will take up the offer we have put together with SMS?.

About Simply Mail Solutions

SMS is based in Warrington UK and already has many thousands of customer email accounts from all over the word running on its servers. For more details see:

www.simplymailsolutions.com or email [email protected]

About eXpansys

eXpansys plc is a leading retailer of smartphones and handheld devices with wireless connectivity, serving retail customers through the internet and corporate customers through direct sales channels. Since its incorporation in 1998, the Company has grown both organically and through acquisition to the extent that it has a global infrastructure that shipped nearly 1.5 million products to over 250,000 customers in over 125 different countries in the year to 31 October 2006.

eXpansys plc successfully joined AIM, the most successful growth market in the world operated by the London Stock Exchange in April 2007 in an IPO.

www.expansys.com

SMS installs dedicated hosted server for leading European e-government provider

Warrington Monday Tuesday June? 11th ?19th? 2007. Simply Mail Solutions have announced a significant contract win for a dedicated Zimbra Collaboration Suite Hosted server for EzGov Europe the prominent e-government provider. ?The server is hosted in SMS?s secure facilities in Manchester and provides enhanced email facilities to over 100 users along with collaborative features such as calendars, contacts and task management. Zimbra is an Open Source enhanced email server.

Commented Colin Smith SMS Managing Director ?This is a significant order for us and shows how the market is changing as more and more organisations outsource their email. Of course as in this case email nowadays means much more than before with collaborative features and mobile email access top of the agenda at organisations across the UK.?

Frank Moyer, CEO of EzGov Europe, said: “EzGov Europe is very heavily focused on collaboration and communication between its offices in London, Birmingham and Amsterdam.? Our staff are often working on very technical and complex projects, so having access to an e-mail platform that is reliable, secure and cost effective is critical to us.? We chose SMS to provide the Zimbra e-mail solution because it met these requirements and also due to its easy to use AJAX interface and flexibility to connect to desktop and mobile clients.

??SMS provided us with an attractive price for the product with additional features to the package that met all our requirements.? In addition, we found the sales team at SMS to be very knowledgeable about the product and they were able to help us with any queries that we had,? he concluded.

EzGov Europe plans to extend the service it is using from SMS by encouraging its employees to make use of Zimbra?s innovative features for collaborative working.

Simply Mail Solutions

SMS is based in Warrington UK and already has many thousands of customer email accounts from all over the word running on its servers.

www.simplymailsolutions.com or email [email protected]

EzGov Europe

Headquartered in London, UK, EzGov Europe is a worldwide leader in innovative solutions that enable eGovernment. A pioneer in the business of putting government services online, EzGov Europe provides the expertise, services and technology to deliver successful online transactional applications for government. Its customers, which include the likes of HMRC, DWP, DCA and City of Edinburgh in the UK, are in central, regional and local governments around the world, where its solutions drive more than 100 mission-critical transactional applications. With offices in London, Birmingham and Amsterdam, EzGov Europe also partners with leading systems integrators to implement the platform and solutions for electronic government.

?See website for more details:

www.ezgoveurope.com

Top UK computer magazine PCW discusses email hosting and picks SMS as leading example!

Warrington Friday June? 7th ?2007. In their July issue Personal Computer Magazine carry an article on Hosted services in their Business section by Alan Stevens in which the alternatives to running ones own services are discussed. Accordingly to Stevens?? ?It doesn?t matter how modest your IT requirements managing your own PC?s, servers and applications can still be a full time task.?

The article goes on to discuss Web hosting and Hosted messaging services and says hosted email services vary considerably. Microsoft Exchange Hosting gets a particular mention as a growing sector and refers to Simply Mail Solutions as one such provider (only three are mentioned in total) and as being competitively priced.

Commented Colin Smith SMS Managing Director ?We are very pleased to be recognised by Personal Computer World as a leader in this rapidly growing field. We have built our reputation through excellent technical support and investment in infrastructure. Of course as well as Microsoft Exchange we also offer latest POP3 solutions and Zimbra Collaboration Suite plus advanced anti-spam products to give a complete one-stop hosted email solution?

The article stresses the need to check-out vendors thoroughly before choosing but points out that all companies mentioned in the article (obviously including Simply Mail Solutions) are reputable with established track records.

About Simply Mail Solutions

SMS is based in Warrington UK and already has many thousands of customer email accounts from all over the word running on its servers.

www.simplymailsolutions.com or email [email protected]

Reference

The article can be found in Personal Computer World, July 2007, page 108 and on the web at:

http://www.pcw.co.uk/personal-computer-world/features/2191242/hosted-services

Only months after investing in advanced storage equipment from Network Appliance (NetApp), storage space at Simply Mail Solutions is drastically increased.

Warrington Monday June? 4th ?2007. Simply Mail Solutions (SMS) has announced that it has quadrupled the storage space it has available for storing customer emails with an extension to its Network Appliance (NetApp) storage device. The equipment is located in SMS?s suite at Telecity in Manchester and is used to provide backups of customer?s data from the many servers SMS is now running, and SMS?s CRM system. The failsafe features and rapid back up and restore allow SMS to give its customers a level of confidence not found with most competitor email solutions. The new equipment is being installed now and will come on-line in at the end of June.

Commented Colin Smith SMS Managing Director ?Our need for storage capacity is growing faster than anticipated and quadrupling the amount of space is the next economic step for us. We have had a rapid take up of the new Executive versions of our products which come with 2Gb of storage and other features. We have had a number of major contract wins each for hundreds of mailboxes recently and it has surprised us how our existing customers keep adding mailboxes and increasing capacity.

Commented Keith Pritchard, SMS Technical Director ?We aim to be a leader in hosting email and secure storage comes top of our list of infrastructure priorities ? as our recent rapid growth indicates customers appreciate our quality approach to providing email hosting. Our continued commitment? to NetApp for storage means that customers know we are choosing equipment from the worlds leading vendor?

About Simply Mail Solutions

SMS is based in Warrington UK and already has many thousands of customer email accounts from all over the word running on its servers.

www.simplymailsolutions.com or email [email protected]

About Network Appliance

Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today?s data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts. Information about Network Appliance? solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.

Start up Email hosting company now handling significant volumes of email.

Warrington Tuesday February 23rd 2007. Simply Mail Solutions has announced that the volume of emails passing through its servers is now exceeding 2.5 million per month – this equates to about 125GB per month of data traffic. The peak time is between 1100 and 1200 GMT with about 70,000 messages being handled per hour. Interestingly the minimum traffic is between 0300 and 0400 GMT but it is still running at 22,000 messages per hour.

Whilst this reflects the international nature of email it also is related to the fact that amongst the thousands of SMS users, significant numbers are outside the UK ? with (at mid February) the number of countries customers standing at 20 ? Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, and of course the UK. The second largest group of users (after the UK!) are from the USA.

Commented Colin Smith, Managing Director ?We are very pleased that our wide range of email hosting products and the innovative way we have implemented them has attracted such a diverse user base. The company is now well set on strong growth and with recent innovations such our Email Control Panel and our investment in Netapps technology for data security and unique features such as being able to use all our services across a domain we expect this growth to continue.?

About Simply Mail Solutions
SMS is based in Warrington UK and already has thousands of customer email accounts running on its servers. It is a dedicated email hosting company. More information is available at www.simplymailsolutions.com or email [email protected]

Unique features allow users to administer their own email service

Warrington Tuesday January 23rd 2007. Simply Mail Solutions has announced the first release of ?SMS Email Control Panel? its unique in – house developed user interface. Users can now login and administer things such as aliases and domains with respect to their email boxes whenever they want to. The Control Panel covers all the three email hosting services that SMS offers whether the type of email is SMS NexGen, MS Exchange, or Zimbra Collaboration Suite and even if the domain is used for a range of services.

Commented Colin Smith Managing Director ?We are committed to offering the best range of hosted email services in the UK. That includes making it easy for users to administer their own account as well as reliability and competitive pricing. For our larger users this particularly offers a very powerful tool to cope with people leaving and joining the company. There is nothing more annoying for than for email you send to a company to go into limbo when people leave and of course if the person is a front line sales or service person this can loose sales or damage relations?

As an example the control panel displays the domains in use by the user and the numbers of mailboxes using that domain. Users can then add, delete or modify aliases allowing for example [email protected] to be sent to the mailbox for [email protected] When people leave but before new people are appointed this allows email to be immediately passed to someone else to be dealt with.

An even more sophisticated option allows domain aliasing where, as is quite common, a company has multiple domains to be pointed to a specific mailbox. For example if the company has the domains quickpizza.org and quickpizza.info all email to [email protected] can be put into the [email protected] mailbox.

Technical Director of SMS Keith Pritchard commented ?Everybody gains from this kind of approach to customer service. Customers can put things into the system very quickly and whenever it is convenient. We get the information without ambiguity and can process it quicker and more automatically. A major technical problem we had to solve was doing this kind of administration over a number of email systems and we needed to make it interface with our billing system so that customers have a single login whether they want copies of the invoices or to change their email options. Of course we uniquely offer our users the ability to have the same domain independent of service (so that they can have cheaper POP3 mailboxes for people in the office and MS Exchange for people on the road who want mobile phone access and calendars etc) and that had to be built into the Control Panel as well.?

Keith commented further ?We plan to add further options to the Control Panel over the coming months and see this as a key differentiator compared with other email hosting companies (who we see as our direct competitors). Of course most email at the moment simply does not offer the kind of flexibility and features we now include as standard.

About Simply Mail Solutions
SMS is based in Warrington UK and already has thousands of customer email accounts running on its servers. It is a dedicated email hosting company. More information is available at www.simplymailsolutions.com or email [email protected]

T C Harrison to rationalise and expand email systems by outsourcing to email hosting specialist Simply Mail Solutions.

Warrington Thursday January 18th? 2007. Simply Mail Solutions has announced that it has agreed an outsourcing deal with leading motor industry company Sheffield based T C Harrison. A number of different email systems were in operation at different locations with multiple domains and servers and TCH decided to look into outsourcing email both to improve quality of service and to reduce costs. ?

Commented Neil Bailey IT Manager ?Hosted email services have really developed recently but we wanted a service that would allow us to outsource smoothly and would allow us to choose whether to use POP3 or MS Exchange for a users email. MS Exchange is significantly more expensive than POP3 and many of our users are not at the moment, needing to use things such as mobile phone email or collaboration features?

T C Harrison needed a very flexible solution that allowed the type of email service to be decided by the company independent of the company division and domain in use. SMS is unique in allowing mailboxes with the same domain to be either POP3 or MS Exchange based. SMS included this facility in its original email infrastructure. Commented Neil Bailey ?The other mail hosting companies that we looked at could only offer MS Exchange mailboxes and not a mixture of POP3 and MS Exchange for the same domain?. In excess of 200 email boxes are in the process of being outsourced and then once this is all done TC Harrison will be in a position to implement new email services without the constraints caused by having a number of in-house servers.

Neil commented further ?SMS has been easy do to deal with and has been very flexible in meeting our needs. We certainly have a more reliable system that is costing us less and a sound basis to increase our use of email further without difficulty?

The MD of Simply Mail Solutions Colin Smith commented ?We are very pleased to be working with T C Harrison on this project. It shows that an overall approach to managing email systems can bring major benefits to users and has been possible because we designed flexibility into our email hosting service from the beginning. Certainly our unique ability to mix and match the type of email service with a given domain is proving to be a winner.?

About T C Harrison
T C Harrison has now grown into one of the country’s largest privately owned motor groups, with around 750 employees in 16 locations, and an annual turnover in excess of ?200 million serving over 200,000 customers.? The business includes Ford car main dealerships, commercial vehicle operations, JCB dealerships and car leasing operations.
Website:? http://www.tch.co.uk/default.asp

About Simply Mail Solutions
SMS is based in Warrington UK and already has thousands of customer email accounts running on its servers. It is a dedicated email hosting company. More information is available at www.simplymailsolutions.com or email [email protected]

SMS Invests in Advanced Storage Solutions from Network Appliance for its Email Hosting Services

Warrington Monday January? 8th? 2007. Simply Mail Solutions has announced that it has acquired advanced storage equipment from Network Appliance (NetApp) the leader in the network device storage field. The equipment will be located in SMS?s suite at Telecity in Manchester and will be used to provide backups of customer?s data from the many servers SMS is now running, and SMS?s CRM system. The failsafe features and rapid back up and restore allows SMS to give its customers a level of confidence not found with most competitor email solutions. The equipment was installed December 2006 and came on-line in January.

Commented Colin Smith SMS Managing Director ?It is not just the rapid growth in our user base that made us upgrade to NetApp – it is addresses the need for a really robust storage solution that gives our users confidence for the future. Hosting solutions without first class infrastructure are not solutions at all! ?

Commented Keith Pritchard, SMS Technical Director ?Now I can automate our back up processes and start to sleep at night!?

Commented? NetApp ?We are very pleased to have added a quality hosting operation such as SMS to our user base. In the past, only the larger corporates have been able to afford the level of data security that frankly nowadays email demands. Through email hosting companies like SMS smaller corporates and SME?s can have the same level of confidence that their email (and attachments with enhanced email such as Exchange Server) is being really looked after.

About Simply Mail Solutions
SMS is based in Warrington UK and already has thousands of customer email accounts running on its servers. It recently announced plans to recruit more sales and support staff.

About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today?s data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts. Information about Network Appliance? solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.

www.simplymailsolutions.com
Contact: [email protected]
Tel: +44 1925 818448

Wider range of SME?s and individual users can now get email from their mobiles as SMS becomes Roadsync reseller

Warrington Monday 22nd November 2006. Simply Mail Solutions, the Email Hosting specialists, have greatly extended the range of mobile phones supported with their hosting services. Previously only supporting Windows Mobile 5 devices they have greatly extended the range by making syncing software and support available to users.

Commented Colin Smith, Managing Director of SMS: ?The use of mobile email is moving from the large corporate user to the smaller corporates, SMEs and individual users. We have extended our support for mobiles to a wide range of mobile email capable devices such as Nokia N and E series, Sony Ericsson M and P series, Motorola RAZR, A and V and Palm OS. Market research indicates (e.g. Gartner*) indicates that the market for mobile email is set for very dramatic growth over the next few years and we are building SMS as a well respected brand to support this growth.?

Mobile email requires two mobile capable components ? the email server and of course the mobile itself. SMS supports the two leading server platforms: Microsoft Exchange and Zimbra Collaboration Suite. The mobile phone requires ?syncing? software in order to take properly take advantage of email. This means that when the server and the mobile phone communicate they make sure that the information on the mobile is up to date and ?synced with the server. ?Push? email is the capability to deliver email to the mobile as soon as it is received at the server and is normally included with the software on the mobile enabled phone.

Email software is included with a number of mobiles but for the others Roadsync software supported by SMS is available for download by customers from the SMS website.

About Simply Mail Solutions
The company is based in Warrington UK and has a rapidly growing user base. SMS complements its email hosting services with web hosting and broadband access. More information is available from Colin Smith [email protected]
T 0 1925 818 448
W www.simplymailsolutions.com/wireless_messaging_services.asp
Simply Mail Solutions
Padgate Business Park
Green Lane
Warrington WA1 4JN
UK

Now every UK organisation can compete with the big boys

October 18 2006, Warrington UK. In a paper just published on the Simply Mail Solutions? Website, Bill Unsworth discusses the new mail services that are now available to SMEs and their advantages over the current POP3/SMTP systems.

http://www.simplymailsolutions.com/news_and_analysis.asp

The paper discusses the new mail systems such as Microsoft Exchange and Zimbra and how they work. ?It also outlines the benefits of using these systems to promote collaborative and remote working within smaller organisations.

It also points out that not only can these systems synchronize mail, contacts and calendars between devices such as your desktop PC, notebook and mobile phone but they also provide an invaluable continuous back up function in the event of hardware failure or loss.