AppRiver Hosted Exchange Review

Rating: 9.6 / 10 (Excellent)
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Founded in 2002 in Gulf Breeze, Florida, AppRiver was one of Microsoft’s first Office 365 syndication partners. Today it offers a number of hosted services, including Exchange hosting, eDiscovery services, email encryption, archiving, spam/virus filtering, and other cybersecurity services. The company particularly emphasizes customer service and offers a free 30-day trial and 24/7/365 support.

How is AppRiver rated?


Features & Specifications
Reputation & Support

Overall Rating: 9.6 / 10 (Excellent)

AppRiver provides hosted Exchange at very reasonable prices. Though the features that accompany the firm's least expensive plan may not be adequate for medium-sized and larger organizations, they would likely work well for truly small businesses. In an industry where customers are quick to complain when their email doesn't work, the absence of published complaints about AppRiver suggests that its customers are satisfied with the company's services. The 30-day free trial will be especially beneficial to companies that are just now being established.

Features & Specifications

Key Details

Unlimited Storage
Max Message Size
Supported Connections

Features & Specifications - 10 / 10

AppRiver's entry-level plan provides more or less industry standard features for the money. These include email archiving, 2GB of mailbox storage, spam and virus protection, 24/7/365 customer support, migration assistance, and other benefits. Other features such as an Outlook license and legacy email importation are available at an additional cost. Unlimited storage is available at extra cost as well.

Productivity Features

  • Control Panel/ Dashboard
  • Blackberry Support
  • ActiveSync
  • Email Archiving
  • Email Disclaimer
  • Spam Filtering

Collaboration Features

  • Calendar Sharing
  • Public Folders
  • Shared Contacts



  • Multi-Tenant Platform Security
  • Remote Device Wipe
  • Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware


  • SSAE 16 Certified
  • ISO 27001 Certified

Security - 10 / 10

As with features, AppRiver's security suite of services are in line with similarly priced plans from other carriers. The company runs email traffic through 60 filtering protocols and four virus scanning apps. AppRiver claims these procedures catch 99% of all spam and viruses; however, this claim is inherently difficult to verify.

How much does AppRiver cost?

Starting at $2.95
Price Structure
per mailbox per month
Additional Features
Additional Fee
Additional Storage Space
Additional Fee

Pricing - 9 / 10

AppRiver's introductory plan starts at $2.95 per month per mailbox, which is lower than many of its competitors. However, the service at that level does not include the options that many customers may want. The company offers a free 30-day trial, which implies that it has confidence in its ability to deliver a service customers will like at a good price.


Supported Microsoft Apps

  • Outlook
  • Outlook Web App

Integrations - 9.7 / 10

AppRiver supports Microsoft Outlook, which is the app most people want when they purchase hosted Exchange. The company also embeds Akamai's distribution platform into its service. However, when it comes to other integrative features, AppRiver's product is a little on the thin side.

Company Reputation & Support


Year Founded
BBB Rating
Number of BBB Positive Reviews
Number of BBB Neutral Reviews
Number of BBB Negative Reviews

Reputation & Support - 9 / 10

Although AppRiver receives an A+ rating from the BBB, the lack of reviews and the presence of a single complaint doesn't enable an assessment of the company's reputation. There are no entries on TrustPilot about the company either. However, there also no reports of lawsuits or regulatory actions against the firm. AppRiver has been in business since 2002 and if there were systemic problems with it services or business practices, it is likely that they would be referenced on the web. One can infer, therefore, that its customers are generally satisfied.

Contact & Additional Info

Homepage URL
Company Phone
(850) 932-5338
Headquarters Address
1101 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Ste 200, Gulf Breeze, FL, 32561

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  • 30 day free trial
  • Unlimited mailbox storage available
  • Per mailbox fees
  • Mobile device access
  • 24/7 live phone support
  • Anti-virus and anti-spam email protection