Amazon WorkMail

AWS WorkMail

Amazon WorkMail was formerly known as Zocalo. It is a managed email and calendaring service that runs in Cloud. It provides security controls and is designed to work with your existing PC and Mac-based Outlook clients including the prepackaged Click-to-Run versions. It also works with mobile clients that speak the Exchange ActiveSync protocol.

Its migration tool allows to move mailboxes from on-premises email servers to the service, and works with any device that supports the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol, such as Apple’s iPad and iPhone, Google Android, and Windows Phone.

1. What is Amazon WorkMail?

Amazon WorkMail is for the existing AWS users as it provides secure and managed business email and calendar service. It allows the user to access the email, contacts, and calendar using client application of their choice.

This includes Microsoft Outlook, native iOS and Android email applications along with the client application which supports the IMAP protocol, or directly through a web browser.

To meet the compliance requirement the user can use the user can compile Amazon WorkMail with the existing corporate directory, using email journaling.

In addition, the user can control both the keys that encrypt the data and the location in which the data is stored. Through programs, the user can manage users, groups, and resources using the AWS WorkMail SDK.


How to Implement AWS WorkMail?

Step 1 − Sign in to AWS account and open the Amazon WorkMail console using the following link −

Step 2 − Click the Get Started button.

Step 3 − Select the desired option and choose the Region from the top right side of the navigation bar.

Step 4 − Fill the required details and proceed to the next step to configure an account. Follow the instructions. Finally, the mailbox will look like as shown in the following screenshot.

Features of Amazon WorkMail

Secure − Amazon WorkMail automatically encrypts entire data with the encryption keys using the AWS Key Management Service.

Managed − Amazon WorkMail offers complete control over email and there is no need to worry about installing a software, maintaining and managing hardware. Amazon WorkMail automatically handles all these needs.

Accessibility − Amazon WorkMail supports Microsoft Outlook on both Windows and Mac OS X. Hence, users can use the existing email client without any additional requirements.

Availability − Users can synchronize emails, contacts and calendars with iOS, Android, Windows Phone, etc. using the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol anywhere.

Cost-efficient − Amazon WorkMail charges please check below:

Pricing: AWS Workmail Pricing

Resources: AWS Workmail Resources

FAQ: For more details you can check FAQ sites

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