Differences between SmarterMail email account and cPanel email account

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Web-hosting email service included in cPanel is a common email hosting, which allows you to send emails, manage email accounts through webmail and email clients (Outlook, Thunderbird, Mail.app, .etc) via SMTP/POP/IMAP connection/protocols.
 
That service is a good choice, If you are:
 
  • Non frequent user of email services
  • In need to use a number of standard email accounts by compromising with security concerns of your sensitive and confidential business data
 
cPanel email lacks the security, features and professional look expected, when compared with the dedicated email services as SmarterMail.
 
SmarterMail is a leading edge webmail client offering an extensive range of powerful features. Business users will find SmarterMail’s interface both intuitive and user-friendly, providing access to email, calendars, notes, tasks and even instant messaging from any desktop, tablet or smartphone. SmarterMail’s functionality can also be accessed from any web browser with an Internet connection.
 
Security is always a concern for business users and SmarterMail have developed their system to make your organisation’s communications secure.
 
SmarterMail is an award-winning mail and collaboration server that easily meets the needs of any sized business, from the individual proprietor to large corporations and enterprise organizations.
 
Features include:
 
  • A rich webmail interface optimized for desktops, tablets and "phablets"
  • A mobile interface ideally suited for smartphones
  • An integrated instant live messaging system that can be used right from the Web interface or integrated with third-party products like Adium, Pidgin or IM+
  • Full collaboration and groupware features (shared contacts, calendars, tasks and notes)
  • File storage
  • Detailed reporting at the mailbox, domain and system levels
  • Email and chat archiving, ideal for complicancy requirements
  • Intrusion detection/prevention
  • Advanced synchronization with third-party email clients (Apple Mail, Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc.) and mobile devices (Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phones, etc.)
  • Structured and multi-layered antispam and antivirus tools included at no additional charge
  • Optional add-ons for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Exchange Web Services, Cyren Premium Antispam and Cyren Zero-hour Antivirus
  • Failover functionality
  • And more...
 
Thus, SmarterMail is a great choice for organizations and optimization of teamwork using email clients/mobile devices.
 
You can use only one of the email hosting services at the same time – SmarterMail or web-hosting email service.
 
If you would like to use SmarterMail, then your cPanel email hosting will not work. If you are going to use SmarterMail as your email service, you need to set up MX records for your domain by contacting our support team to help you with this. Take a look at the following table to find differences between SmarterMail email account and cPanel email account. This information may help you to choose the most suitable type of email service for you.
 
Feature/Option
SmarterMail
cPanel email service
 SMTP/IMAP/POP3 support
Yes
Yes
 Incoming/outgoing SSL/TLS
 (Secure Transaction)
Yes
No
 Web interface access (Desktop  Interface)
Yes
Yes
 Web interface access (Mobile  Interface)
Yes
No
 Premium Antispam
Yes
No
 Advanced Content Filtering
Yes
No
 Advanced Spam Filtering Rule
Yes
No
 Premium Antivirus
Yes
No
 Mobile Support (synchronization
 of email to your mobile device)
Yes
Yes
 
 Full Mobile Support
 (synchronization of email,
 contacts, calendar, tasks and
 notes from the server to your
 mobile  device)
 
Yes
No
 Collaboration tools (shared tasks,
 contacts, calendars and files)
Yes
No
 File Storage
 Business Mail: 10GB/MailBox
 Corporate Mail: 25GB/MailBox
 You can use Disk space of your
 hosting account as file storage
 and access the stored files via
 File Manager menu in cPanel.
 Full support of Microsoft Outlook
 collaboration features
Yes
No
 MailBoxes and it’s Pricing
 
 BMail (Business Mail)
 upto 10 MailBoxes - 740/yr
 10 MailBoxes and Above - 670/yr
 25 MailBoxes and Above - 590/yr
 50 MailBoxes and Above - 490/yr
 
 Maximum number of mailboxes  depends on the package and
 cannot be changed.
 Max attachment size
20 MB
 Depends on the package
 Max attachment size via Cloud
 Based File Storage
 
 200 MB/file. You can use disk
 space of your email account as
 file storage depends on space  allocated  for preferred packages  and accessed via secured public
 links.
 
 No Cloud Based File Storage
 Safe and Secure Live Chat
Yes
No
 Multiple Mail Forwarding
Yes
No
 Supports Email Migration
Yes
No
 RSS Feeds
Yes
No
 Adding Google Drive as
 Connected Service
Yes
No
 User-level auto-clean
Yes
No
 Multiple signatures support
Yes
No

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