If you’re a regular of this blog, you know by now that I hate Microsoft. Why do I hate Microsoft? Because Microsoft sucks. I just talked about why Microsoft Office sucks and I’ve talked about why Internet Explorer sucks. Now I’m going to talk about why Microsoft Exchange sucks.
Let me tell you about a story about how I talked to two separate individuals today who had two separate Microsoft Exchange issues that made their lives just a little bit harder and more annoying.
The first person who was having an Exchange issue is a woman who I met during a real estate seminar. Her question was, “why can’t I get my Exchange e-mail on my iPhone?” I asked her, “how are you getting your e-mail then?” Her answer: “I forward it to my Gmail.” Is this what people are really doing to get their Exchange e-mail? Seriously? Forwarding it to their Gmail account? She then says, “the problem is that I can’t reply with my @businessname.com e-mail address, I have to reply with my @gmail.com address.”
This story goes to show how nonsensical Microsoft Exchange has become. If someone has to route their Exchange e-mail to their Gmail account so they get their business e-mail, you know that something is wrong with Microsoft Exchange. With Google Apps, e-mail on your phone will just work like it’s supposed to.
The second issue that popped up today was when I was helping my father set up an account on Linked In. He was using a laptop in the kitchen and I was telling him that Linked In was going to be sending him a confirmation e-mail. He said, “Oh, okay. I have to open up my other computer then.” Hold on. You are on a laptop, what do you mean you have to open up your other computer? “I don’t know how to open up my e-mail on this computer.”
Do you know what I do to get my Google Apps e-mail from any computer in the world? I type in mail.zadling.com and enter my username and password. It’s that simple! I have my e-mail in 3 clicks. What does someone with Microsoft Exchange do? They have to open their work computer that they may or may not have (since it’s at the office).
Greg gives us another reason why Exchange sucks: because deleting e-mail on your phone does not delete them from your inbox.
So with two real life examples that occurred within 6 hours of each other, you know why Microsoft Exchange sucks.
For the record, you can get Exchange e-mail on your phone and you can access your e-mail over the web, but the point that I’m trying to illustrate with these two examples is that it does not come without struggles for many people due to the complicated nature of Exchange. With Google Apps, your e-mail will work the way it’s supposed to with ease.
If you’re tired of Microsoft Exchange and want business e-mail that simply works, I can help. Call me at 1-888-652-3135 or visit our page on Google Apps to learn more.
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