Watch out Gmail & Microsoft Outlook - here comes Amazon WorkMail

If you look at Amazon’s logo carefully, you’ll notice a yellow arrow going from “A” to “Z”. The arrow depicts Amazon’s quest to provide the “A to Z” of everything.

The next milestone in its quest? Being an email provider.

The online retailer is now taking on Microsoft and Google by launching WorkMail, an email and calendar service.

With features like shared calendars and global address books, the service is aimed at enterprise users.

Amazon WorkMail isn’t free though, users need to pay $4 a month for 50GB of storage.

The service is yet to be released full-swing. To access it, you need to be signed up to a 30-day trial.

Peter De Santis, vice president, Amazon Web Services - Compute Services, said: “Customers have repeatedly asked us for a business email and calendaring service that is more cost-effective and simpler to manage than their on-premises solution, more secure than the cloud-based offerings available today, and that is backed by the same best-in-class infrastructure platform on which they’re reliably running so many of their current (and future) workloads.

“We built Amazon WorkMail to address these requests and to help businesses achieve agility and cost savings by letting AWS manage the non-differentiated heavy lifting involved in corporate email and calendaring.”

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