Web hosting firm Fasthosts has launched a number of email services based on Microsoft's Exchange email software.

Web users subscribing to the email packages will be given Microsoft's Outlook software, as well as the ability to synchronise email from multiple mailboxes, track email conversations and share calendars within groups.

Furthermore, the packages also includes the ability to use autoresponders to automatically respond to incoming emails and forwarders and atch-all emailfunctions let users manage incoming emails.

The packages also offer the Microsoft Outlook 2010 Web App that lets users access their email, calendar, contacts and tasks from any device, whether it's a PC or mobile phone, with internet access.

For £1.39 per month, excluding VAT, personal users will get a personalised domain name to send emails from, as well as two 1GB virus an spam protected mailboxes, along with five 100MB mailboxes and 10 email forwarders.

Alternatively, two business packages are available. For £9.99 per month excluding VAT, users get one highest specification Professional mailbox, five Starter mailboxes and 20 email forwarders while the £19.99 per month Business Premium package (excluding VAT) comes with three Professional mailboxes, two Starter Plus mailboxes, unlimited Starter mailboxes and unlimited email forwarders.

"Firms of all sizes are learning that how email is handled can affect customer spend and loyalty. Our latest Exchange-powered packages enable a business to handle email and calendars more effectively across teams, and access important materials 24/7 from outside the workplace," said Steve Holford, marketing director at Fasthosts Internet.