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    December 07, 2017
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    December 07, 2017

    Godaddy's Outlook 365 email is a scam. Get it from Microsoft directly

    Stop signing up the Godaddy hosting for free Outlook 365 Starter for the first year. It is a scam and a upsell for various Outlook upgrades. On the second year, the Outlook renewal costs $57/year and sometimes 10% discount for $51.30/year. What you get is 5GB email storage. If you sign up from Microsoft directly, you pay for $5/mo ($60/year about the same price) and same email with custom domain and additional 50GB storage space, 1TB OneDrive, web version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, video conference..etc. Godaddy sells an upgrade of $3.99/mo for 50GB email storage on top of the $57/year. You get more with $5/mo from Microsoft. When it comes to tech support, they throw you at Microsoft. I couldn't export my old emails to .pst only more recent ones. Microsoft asked me to ask them to allow an admin option to resolve issues. Godaddy asks to pay up for Outlook Business upgrade, which Microsoft pertains that this is unnecessary. Godaddy said that there is unlimited email under Linux Cpanel. I haven't verified on this. They don't publish this under their hosting plan because they try to sell Outlook 365 email and then upsell more upgrades which is a rip off if you compared to Microsoft plans. I will be switching over to other hosting service provide and migrating my email, while still debugging the issue with Microsoft.

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