If anybody is that sold on the Outlook experience (and has $4 a month to spend) it might be worth looking into Microsoft's Exchange Online offering. That gives you email hosted through Microsoft's Exchanger server cloud services. It's pretty powerful and compelling since Outlook doesn't reach anywhere near its real potential until it's wedded to an MS Exchange backend.Stoic turned me on to this in the other thread. I don't have a terribly good idea about the power and potential that Exchange offers. Can you give some more details?
Is it possible to make a GAL with that service?
The Gnomes of Redmond will give you a free 30-day trial of it along with the rest of Office365. No card required. Best bet is to try it since this is one of those product lines you either love or hate. There's tons of vids up on YouTube if you want to see it in action. Microsoft also publishes a huge amount of info on their website.
Much as I don't like public cloud, it's a compelling proposition they're offering. Small businesses without affordable or available IT staff could do worse than sign on for it.
I'm guessing all
Microsoft products will be "sold" this way before another 10 years passes. Like Adobe, they want to sell you services - not products.
P.S. Call me slow today, but what's a GAL?