by Rick Kuwahara COO of Paubox
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Migrating From Barracuda to Paubox

by Rick Kuwahara COO of Paubox

Office 365 admin panel to switch from Barracuda to Paubox secure email

Although some organizations are just getting started with their email security strategy, many already have solutions in place when they discover Paubox as a better alternative.

This is especially true for larger, more seasoned healthcare providers who need an easier way to deliver HIPAA compliant email.

One such provider had concerns in moving from Barracuda to Paubox. In this post we go over how easy it is to migrate from Barracuda to Paubox.

Switching from Barracuda to Paubox Email Suite

Although it may seem daunting, moving from Barracuda to Paubox Email Suite can be done in a few simple steps based on what business email platform you are using.

Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace are the two most common we see – and both can be done in just four steps!

  1. Domain: Update the one record in your Domain Host to add Paubox
  2. Google Workspace: Update the outbound gateway to Paubox; Microsoft 365: Create a connector to Paubox and disable the Barracuda connector
  3. Paubox Dashboard: List the email addresses for secure sending, and upload your org’s logo (optional)
  4. Test: Send us a test email and we’ll confirm you’re sending securely with encryption!

Setups can be done in less than an hour for most organizations.

Here are the full step-by-step instructions for Google Workspace and Microsoft 365.

Switching from Barracuda to Paubox Email Suite Plus

Making the move from Barracuda’s spam filter to Paubox Email Suite Plus is also simple to do.

More and more organizations are taking advantage of the simple and easy to administer email security and filtering available with Paubox Email Suite Plus, including advanced features like ExecProtect.

After starting a free trial and gaining access to the Admin Panel, switching over is as simple as an update to your DNS records and making Paubox your inbound gateway instead of Barracuda.

For Microsoft 365 users, an additional rule will need to be created to make sure Microsoft 365 doesn’t block the connection from Paubox’s inbound mail servers to your email environment.

But don’t worry, our responsive, US-based customer success team helps you get your settings in place and makes sure you have a full understanding of how to manage email threats in real-time via the Admin Panel.


Making the switch from Barracuda to Paubox Email Suite Plus is easy and not the headache that many think it may be, with many getting setup in less than an hour.

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