Compare Microsoft 365 Exchange Online P1/P2 Plans

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Microsoft 365 Exchange Online Plans Comparison

Microsoft Exchange Online is a hosted email, calendar, contacts and tasks solution that delivers the capabilities of Microsoft Exchange Server as a cloud-based service. Exchange Online is essentially based on Microsoft Exchange Server, hence it supports most if not all features of on-premise Exchange Server including full integration with Active Directory, group policy support, and familiar messaging experience across various forms of PCs, computers, The Web, smartphones and mobile devices.

Exchange Online is one of the product under the umbrella of Office 365, and it’s included in many Office 365 plans that include email service. Exchange Online is also available for subscription on a standalone basis for users who just need a hosted Exchange service without other unnecessary add-ons.

As a standalone SKU, Exchange Online has three plans available, namely Exchange Online Plan 1, Exchange Online Plan 2 and Exchange Online Kiosk. All Exchange Online plans can have an unlimited number of users. The table below describes the differences and comparison between features and functionality available in each different plans.

Exchange Online Plan 1

Exchange Online Plan 2

Exchange Online Kiosk

Microsoft 365 SKUs & Plans Inclusion
  • Office 365 Enterprise E3
  • Office 365 Education E3
  • Office 365 Government E3
  • Office 365 Enterprise E4
  • Office 365 Education E4
  • Office 365 Government E4
  • Office 365 Enterprise K1
  • Office 365 Government K1

Planning and Deployment

Exchange Online Plan 1
Exchange Online Plan 2

Exchange Online Kiosk

Hybrid deployment supportedoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
IMAP migration supportedoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Cutover migration supportedoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Staged migration supportedoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Permissions

Exchange Online Plan 1

Exchange Online Plan 2

Exchange Online Kiosk

Role-Based Permissionsoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Role Groupsoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Role Assignment Policiesoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Message Policy and Compliance

Exchange Online Plan 1

Exchange Online Plan 2

Exchange Online Kiosk

Archiving Exchange Online-based Mailboxesoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Cloud-Based Archiving of On-Premises Mailboxes
Retention Tags and Retention Policiesoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Encryption of data at rest (BitLocker)office 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
IRM using Azure RMS (requires add-on purchase, included in E3 & E4)
IRM using Windows Server AD RMSoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Office 365 Message Encryption (depends on Azure RMS)
S/MIMEoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
In-Place Hold and Litigation Holdoffice 365 tick
In-Place eDiscoveryoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Transport Rulesoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Data Loss Preventionoffice 365 tick
Journalingoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Anti-Spam and Anti-Malware Protection

Exchange Online Plan 1

Exchange Online Plan 2

Exchange Online Kiosk

Built-In Anti-Spam Protectionoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Customize Anti-Spam Policiesoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Built-In Anti-Malware Protectionoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Customize Anti-Malware Policiesoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Quarantine – administrator managementoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Quarantine – administrator managementoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Quarantine – end-user self-managementoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Mail Flow

Exchange Online Plan 1

Exchange Online Plan 2

Exchange Online Kiosk

Custom Routing of Outbound Mailoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Secure Messaging with a Trusted Partneroffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Conditional Mail Routingoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Adding Partner to an Inbound Safe Listoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Hybrid Email Routingoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Recipients

Exchange Online Plan 1

Exchange Online Plan 2

Exchange Online Kiosk

Capacity Alertsoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Clutteroffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
MailTipsoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Delegate Accessoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Inbox Rulesoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Connected Accountsoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Inactive Mailboxesoffice 365 tickoffice 365 cross
Offline Address Bookoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick
Address Book Policiesoffice 365 tickoffice 365 tick