Exchange server 2013 / 2016 as email serivces Provider

mohammed khalaf
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HI all

i would like to know if i can use exchange server 2013 or 2016 as my email server and provide my clients email service based on exchange , technically is doable but i don't know if Microsoft have licenses for this kind of scenario please advise me with this issue
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Yes sure, a lot of providers do this. But you need a special license (SPLA = Service Provider License Agreement) with Microsoft.

Have a look here:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/9/A/89A3F8B9-94DE-4956-A56E-F6D2B215D0E6/Services_Provider_License_Agreement_Program_Guide.pdf
Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology Professional

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If you are looking at this from a business standpoint, you would probably be better off to resell Office 365 and Exchange cloud services. Otherwise that's what you'll find yourself competing with.

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i don't want to sale office 365 service , i need to build this solution so i can sale this to a companies  who is looking for email services provider solution, i want to build this solution so i can sale it but i was waiting for the licensing information i need
Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology Professional
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Suit yourself. I looked at trying to provide my own service and found there was no way to compete with O365 on price.

So to answer your question, as Bembi already said, you require a special license from Microsoft. Other than that it is very similar to any other Exchange installation.

Here's another article on it: https://splalicensing.com/2013/05/04/how-to-license-exchange/

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