How To Set Up An Email Address For Your Business

HOW TO SET UP AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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These days it is almost more important to have an email address for your business than a physical address. Setting up an email account for your business can be done a few different ways. The easiest way is to set up a free account. You can also choose to go through your domain provider or through your website hosting company. Whichever way you choose, your company will benefit from it.

Free Email

Popular services like Gmail, Yahoo, and Mail.com offer several free options for your business email.  While these services do not provide a yourcompany.com option, they do offer a cheap alternative for the small business on a budget and for those not quite ready to establish a full web presence. When choosing a free email service, create an account like you would for your personal email but instead use your company name; example: yourcompany@gmail.com. Once you do that, you are all set to start giving out a email address for your company.

Domain Email

If you have a domain name that you purchased but have not established a website yet, you can still have an email address or several email addresses with your domain name as the extension.

Hosting Email

Name.com offers three free email package options for hosting customers, with multiple email addresses that all flow through a central mailbox. This is the most common practice when establishing a company email, mostly because it’s an almost auto-pilot way to do so. Your hosting service, for many businesses, is your one-stop setup. They can handle your domain registration, your email creation, and design your website.

Establishing a business email is as simple as creating an account; after choosing a business name and picking a password the rest is practically automatic, especially if you are setting up a domain registration or hosting in the same breath.

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  • Ziesha

    I agree, one should always have professional email address for business as I bought from Email.biz by the domain, I wished according to my business.

  • abim theophilus

    This is very informative and useful for anyone wanting to decide or embark on having email address for small business.

  • Ziesha

    I agree, one should always have professional email address for business as I bought from Email.biz by the domain, I wished according to my business.

  • Sourabh

    Does name.com provide an email with a domain?

    • akehr

      Hey Sourabh, Right now you’ll have to use something like Google Apps to have email with your domain. But we’re working on a name.com email product right now so that domains can easily have email. :)

      • Sourabh

        So when emails are available, will every domain get an email or only new ones?

        • akehr

          Every domain will be able to have an email.