OX Pricing & Product information

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Open Exchange is a license-structure which can be applied to mailbox. Each license unlocks a greater set of features (usability) that allows the mailbox to used with extra connectivity options, and sharing options. Each license adds to the previous one (so a Pro license also contains the Basic and Business benefits). Passively, this also increases mailbox size.

A **Basic license** starts with the "normal" options which can be used with any mailbox: Based on the [type of plan](https://kb.hostcontrol.com/Create_hosting_plan) you have created, connectivity options are available as you have chosen them. This may include:


The email client settings remain the same.

Additionally, this type of license offers a few other services which can be used in the webinterface. This involves:

- A task manager which allows tasks to beset. - A portal system which allows widgets to be set. - A agenda/planning system which allows appointments to be set. - Settings which may be used for customisation. - An external connector which may be used to [POP external mailboxes]().

A Basic license is always free, for any duration, and may be sold to any user. Mail box size is limited to the Hostcontrol default (max 2 GB). A user may upgrade to another license at any time.

A **Business license** extends the options with the basic license as follows:

- Mail box size set to 10 GB. - Drive size set to 5 GB - The contact manager becomes active, allowing the user to manage contacts - Documents may be viewed online (Word, Text) - Folders may be shared with other users which use the same domain. - Tasks may be set for users under the same domain.

The focus, again, is extending the connectivity of the plan. A Basic license is suitable for the basic user. A Business license is meant to satisfy a more demanding user with more options, as well as a larger mailbox.

Finally, the **Pro** license finalizes the options by offering near Microsoft Exchange-functionality.

- Mail box size set to 25 GB - Drive size set to 5 GB - Active sync is activated, allowing the mailbox to be used like an Exchange account (thus syncronising all contacts, tasks, agenda's for that mailbox to all configured devices).

The Pro license is geared towards providing a budget-proof solution for SMB's in an environment that's easy to use.