Microsoft 365 Family: More than 6 email accounts

With the free GSuite Legacy shutdown, I’ve been looking for an alternative.

Microsoft 365 is very close to being perfect. For $129/year you get 6 accounts with desktop apps, cloud storage, email and it’s all run by a known and trusted entity. There’s two things which are unclear;

  1. Do the people you mark as part of your family get the Outlook premium experience (no ads)?
  2. Is it possible to add a 7th person?

I think the answer to the first is Yes, but the second No. It’s not at all clear though.

Has anyone had any experience with it?

Conversation 4 comments

  • anoldamigauser

    Premium Member
    02 February, 2022 - 8:45 am

    <p>Yes, each email address gets the Outlook "premium" experience, as well as 5 installs of Office, and 1TB of OneDrive space.</p><p>No, there is no option to add another user; not for love nor money.</p>

  • simont

    Premium Member
    02 February, 2022 - 12:08 pm

    <p>No, you can’t add another email user. You might have to look at the basic business plan if you need more email addresses. Down side is the basic business plan doesn’t include the desktop apps</p>

  • phil_adcock

    06 February, 2022 - 4:31 pm

    <p>After looking at the pricing and comparing to Gsuite. I’m considering the switch myself.</p>

    • phil_adcock

      06 February, 2022 - 4:32 pm

      <p>The only headache I forsee is all my photos on Google Photos with that account. </p>


Stay up to date with the latest tech news from!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Thurrott © 2023 BWW Media Group