Verecloud is offering 12,000 Microsoft Exchange 2010 accounts for free for an entire year, on a first come, first served basis.
Verecloud said the promotion is available to small and medium size businesses with between 10 and 500 employees. More than 6,000 of the seats have already been claimed after a private shopping opportunity for members of the Spiceworks community.
The promotion includes a fully-featured account with 5 GB mailbox, Outlook, shared calendars and web access. The account is hosted by a tier 4 data center and comes with basic anti-spam, 99.999% guaranteed uptime and free 24 X 7 X 365 support from a U.S.-based call center.
There are no contracts to sign, and customers can cancel at any time.
Upgraded features that may carry an additional fee include wireless synchronization for smart phones and premium spam and anti-virus filtering.
Accounts can also add as many users as they want during their first year, but will begin paying for all their seats in the 13th month at regular rates, which are currently $9.00 per month per account.