OX Pricing & Product information
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:
- POP3 - IMAP - SMTP
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 and Drives** 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.