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I have a website hosted on a shared server at company X(BigRock/HistGator/GoDaddy etc.). They provide x number of email addresses as part of their hosting solution. I am planning to move my website to Azure and get rid of the hosting plan being used at company X. I would like to know how can I move my emails to Azure along with my website so that I can keep receiving and sending emails from my company account - xyz@x.com . If there's no way of moving the email server, what options do I have?

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The only option is to build your own e-mail server using virtual machines which I don't recommend for your case. Microsoft e-mail solution is Exchange Online.

https://products.office.com/en-US/exchange/compare-microsoft-exchange-online-plans

To send bulk marketing e-mails from your site, you can use SendGrid from Azure Marketplace.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/partners/sendgrid/sendgrid-azure/

  • This means, if I move my hosting to Azure, I will need to pay for my email services be it Microsoft or Google. Can you please confirm? – Nitesh Feb 8 '16 at 12:55
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    Yes and bear in mind that Azure is not a "hosting". Cloud computing is very different compared to regular hosting offers in the market. – Bruno Faria Feb 8 '16 at 16:35

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