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 in 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.
Email provider options for your business
Popular services like Gmail, Yahoo, and Mail.com offer 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 the same way you would for your personal email but instead use your company name; example: firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you do that, you are all set to start giving out an email address for your company.
Free Email Forwarding
If you have a domain name that you purchased but have not established a website on it yet, you can use email forwarding to create a free email alias that forwards to an existing email account. To set up free email forwarding, you’ll need to have a domain name at Name.com that is not currently being used. You can ensure that your domain is not being used for any purpose by making sure that there are no DNS records associated with the domain. To set up the email forward, all you need to do is choose the verbiage you want before the @ sign (e.g. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) and select an existing email account that your emails will forward to. This is an easy way to create a professional-looking email address at a minimal cost.
In most cases, if you have a hosting account, you are entitled to set up email addresses via your hosting plan. 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 auto-pilot way to do so. Your hosting service, for many businesses, is a one-stop shop. They can handle your domain registration, your email creation, and general account management.
Establishing a business email is as simple as creating a hosting account; after choosing a business name and picking a password via cPanel the rest is practically automatic, especially if you are setting up a domain registration or hosting in the same breath.
G Suite email
Widely considered one of the best email products available, G Suite by Google offers professional email services via the Gmail interface. This is our number one email solution recommendation for anyone who is serious about creating a professional business email, and you’re guaranteed to get a lot of bang for your buck. Not only does G Suite offer custom email addresses but also cloud storage, shared calendars, and access to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. The product is also scalable so you can create as few or as many email addresses as your business needs and continue to grow over time.
We offer an in-house product to help you set up an email address for your business in just one click– Name.com Email. All you need to do to set up your custom email address using Name.com is press “setup” and then pick which domain name you want to use. You’ll be able to start sending messages immediately.