Here's What Amazon Workmail is All About

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Amazon unveiled a preview of Amazon Workmail last year. It's a managed cloud email and calendaring product that works with existing desktop and mobile clients.

The company announced that it is now generally available in three Amazon Web Services regions: US East, US West, and Europe.

Security features include location control, encryption of stored data, message scanning (for spam/virus protection), and policies & actions for controlling mobile devices.

Amazon's Jeff Bar runs down features they've added since the preview launch in a blog post. These include: integration with Key Management Service (KMS), certifications, regional data control, easy setup, additional client support (Apple Mail, Outlook), resource creation, and migration/interoperability. Barr writes:

We are working on interoperability support that will allow users of Amazon WorkMail to benefit from a single Global Address Book, and to access free/busy calendar information across both environments. I’ll have more information on this feature in the near future.

We are also working on an email journaling feature. This feature will allow you to use your existing email archiving system to capture and preserve all Amazon WorkMail communication.

The service costs $4 per user per month. This includes 50GB of storage per user. There's a 30-day free trial for up to 25 users.

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