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How To Set Up An Email Address For Your Business

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.

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.

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.

We offer a great 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 start sending messages immediately. Click here to create your email now.





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3 Free Email Options for Small BusinessesNFIB #business #yellow #pages

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3 Free Email Options for Small Businesses

Email is the main mode of communication in professional environments, and every small business hopes for a cost-effective option. While there are many email services available for purchase, several free services might provide better options.

Here are the 3 free email options that you can take advantage of as a small business owner:

Google Apps

“I use Google Apps to completely integrate all of my online services,” says Amanda Brienza, owner of 25th Hour Assistants, a virtual assistance firm, based in Lafayette, Ind. “In addition, I get to take advantage of Google’s spam protection, search and tagging features while portraying a professional image with my own branded email.” (Related: Google Apps That Work for Small Business )

Update. As of December 2012 Google is no longer offering its Google Apps service to new users for free. If you already subscribed to the free service prior to this date, you will be grandfathered into a continued free service. For information on the new pricing model, visit Google Apps for Business .

MailChimp

Shawnee Huie, social media manager at Fuzed Marketing, a marketing firm based in Bloomington, Minn. recommends Mail Chimp. calling it “awesome.” It offers multiple free resources, including webinars that help you understand the product. Huie says an added bonus is being able to set up an autorespond campaign that allows you to send an automatic welcome email to new subscribers, a thank-you email when someone buys one of your products or even happy birthday messages.

Jeff Pohl, owner of 815iMedia, an Internet marketing agency based in Rockford, Ill. also uses MailChimp and says that though there are some limitations on the free option, he finds it to be “pretty liberal for most small businesses.” It allows you to send 12,000 emails per month to a list of up to 2,000 subscribers.

Ratepoint

Shai Atanelov, owner of Bigtime Wireless, LLC, a mobile device distributor headquartered in Monsey, NY, uses Ratepoint for newsletter campaigns, promotions, surveys and review requests.

“When we first started our business, we wanted a free email marketing software,” he says. “Ratepoint allowed us to send free emails to up to 550 contacts.”

Ratepoint features unlimited image hosting and email archiving at no extra cost, and the free service includes setup, coaching and support, helping you to import your contacts and build your first email template. Atanelov also uses other Ratepoint services, including review, survey and social-marketing features.





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Nine best email providers for business 2016 #business #schools

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Nine best email providers for business 2016: Webmail vs desktop email: Google vs Microsoft vs Amazon: What’s the best email provider for business?

In a Gartner report published in Q1 this year, only 13 percent of businesses are using Google and Microsoft cloud email services, with 8.5 percent adopting Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook) and 4.7 percent using Google Apps for Work (Gmail).

Gartner research vice president Jeffrey Mann said: “Among public companies using cloud-based email, Microsoft is more popular with larger organisations and has more than an 80 percent share of companies using cloud email with revenue above $10 billion”.

“Google’s popularity is better among smaller companies, approaching a 50 percent share of companies with revenue less than $50 million,” he added. (Full report here )

So with Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services all offering good email solutions, deciding between them and other hosted email providers is a big task. To help, we’ve compiled a list of the best email providers on the market, some are web-based and others are traditional client email servers.

Here are the best email platforms for business

1. Webmail vs desktop email: What’s best for your business?

Webmail: Emails are stored on an online server mailbox with access to emails just requiring an internet connection. Some businesses prefer this over on-premise email hosts as it offers flexibility and doesn t take up any physical storage. So if you travel for work, this is an ideal solution. Webmail usually provides larger amounts of storage and in most cased unlimited storage is still pretty cost effective. Sadly, webmail does fail in some pretty important areas. Not exclusive to all, but most webmail services do not work offline making reliability an issue in some cases.

Desktop email: Emails are stored on-premise meaning you don t have to login online to access your emails. For some businesses this is a big positive as it means multiple email accounts can be open at one time without signing in and out of accounts. As desktop email doesn t require an internet connection it won t fail in times of poor bandwidth, getting a point for reliability. However, if your business does opt for desktop email some problems will arise. Firstly, syncing devices is more time-consuming than webmail, data is stored in one place so is potentially vulnerable and you are linked to an operating system that is restrictive if your business runs both PCs and Macs.

2. Best email providers for business 2016: Gmail and Google Apps

Unsurprisingly Gmail has made it onto our list, and rightly so. Gmail is a webmail service with a minimalist design and a user-friendly interface. If you know how to use the settings correctly, you can easily tailor your Gmail to the needs of your business. Gmail users can create multiple calendars and also share calendars with employees. Gmail offers a plethora of apps, from Google Sheets, Google Docs and Google Drive which can also be used on mobile devices. Gmail business customers will receive 30 GB of storage spread across Drive and Gmail, with an unlimited storage plan being available for 6.60 per user per month.

3. Best email providers for business 2016: Rackspace

Rackspace has both webmail and desktop email capabilities and with Rackspace mail users being able to access their emails through Outlook (desktop) and the Rackspace webmail application. Rackspace claims three million people use their email platform over mobile, web and Outlook. Its business email server is ad free and their anti-spam and virus capabilities are very good. Rackspace offers 25GB of mailbox storage and 50MB attachments with unlimited mailbox storage for an extra 2 per user/month.

4. Best email providers for business 2016: Rackspace Hosted Exchange

While there are a few good hosted exchanges out there, Rackspace’s hosted exchange is one of the most popular. Rackspace provides enterprise-level syncing of Outlook Web Apps and works across mobile and tablet devices. With Rackspace’s Hosted Exchange you benefit from integrated Skype which is a massive plus for most businesses. What’s more, you ll receive 250GB mailboxes, resource mailboxes and public folders.

Hosted exchanges use the email technology from Microsoft Exchange Servers. Here, Rackspace has bought a licence and are essentially renting out the technology and adding their own services on top.

5. Best email providers for business 2016: Exchange Online

Like Microsoft Exchange and other hosted exchanges, Exchange Online is an email, calendar and contacts provider which is located in the cloud by Microsoft but is also available on-premise through Microsoft Outlook. Exchange Online can be bought as a standalone service or as part of Microsoft 365. Its users will receive 50 GB of mailbox storage and can send messages up to 150 MB.

6. Best email providers for business 2016: Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 integrates Exchange Online and boasts SharePoint and Lync Online hosted on the cloud, meaning that setting up an ultra-connected business is pretty simple. With SharePoint, users can collaborate on documents, enable workflows and connect via social media platforms. If you opt to go for the full Microsoft Office 365 plan opposed to just the Exchange Online emails, you’ll benefit from integrated Office Web Apps and Skype at the click of a button and a 50 GB mailbox, 1 TB file storage and sharingHD video conferencing.

Microsoft Office 365 can also integrate with on-premises environments making a transition to the cloud easier.

7. Best email providers for business 2016: Outlook

Microsoft Outlook has a traditional interface with straight forward practices meaning creating ‘rules’ is very easy and Outlook does have a few more categories than Gmail for organising the inbox. Plus, Outlook integrates very well with social media channels and provides access to numerous email accounts and has an on-premise option. One downside is Outlook’s lack of video chat or IMAP support.

8. Best email providers for business 2016: Amazon WorkMail

Amazon has recently launched WorkMail, a cloud-based webmail service that boasts a managed business email and calendar service while still supporting existing desktop or mobile email platforms. Businesses can gain access to their email via Outlook, iOS or Android email applications or their web browser. WorkMail will provide 50GB of storage per user and security for enterprise-level users.

9. Best email providers for business 2016: Aabaco (Yahoo)

In December 2015, Yahoo Small Business rebranded as Aabaco Small Business. Aabaco provides business emails with unlimited email addresses and storage. Aabaco users will also receive a 20MB email attachment size and Norton Antivirus protection and spam filters. What’s different about Aabaco is users will also receive a customisable webpage with a unique domain name. This is ideal for smaller businesses.

Yahoo released an app in October 2015 that means users can access their Gmail, Outlook and Hotmail accounts.

10. Best email providers for business 2016: GMX

GMX is a free email service provider that offers webmail with unlimited storage, antivirus/spam filter, an online calendar, 50MB of attachments and specific domains. Like Gmail, GMX aims to provide an all-in-one email service.





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Business Email from Yahoo – s Aabaco Small Business #suntrust #business #banking

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Yahoo Mail for business you will love!

Keep it all together: See all your mailboxes on the same screen – Yahoo personal, Yahoo business, and Gmail, Outlook and others too.

Stress-free mail management: Add new mailboxes when you grow or transfer mailboxes easily in response to staff changes and reassignments.

Designed for business use: Alias management, document handling, analytics, multiple calendars, rich contact displays and more.

Secure: Yahoo Mail is 100% encrypted by default and protected with 2,048 bit certificates. This encryption extends to your emails, attachments, contacts, as well as Calendar and Messenger in Mail.

No hidden storage fees: With 1TB of free space (that’s 1000 GB!), you’ll never have to worry about deleting emails to save space.

Easy contact management: Our two-step import feature allows you to add contacts from your Facebook account or other email providers like Gmail or Outlook, making it simple to switch email accounts.

* With a purchase of 5 mailboxes | Billed Annually
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Tips for choosing your professional email address #business #finance

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Tips for choosing your professional email address

Andréa Coutu wrote recently about 7 terrible secrets revealed by your email address (and how to fix them). Her advice is good, and I recommend reviewing each of her points before you decide on your “official” email address.

If you’re in business as an IT consultant, you have no excuse for not having your own domain name. If domain registration and hosting breaks your bank, then you shouldn’t be in this business. Even if your niche has nothing to do with the Internet (as unlikely as that’s becoming), nothing says “I’m not really serious” like an account on hotmail.com, yahoo.com, especially aol.com, and even gmail.com (unless you’re a Google employee). Not that you can’t also have one of those addresses (except aol.com, what were you thinking?! ), but don’t use it professionally.

When choosing your domain name, you should use the name of your business. If your business doesn’t have a name, get one. Even if it’s just “your name here Consulting,” you should present yourself as a commercial entity. If you feel that your business name is too long for a domain name, you should make sure your abbreviation seems natural and obvious. For example, my business name is “Camden Software Consulting,” and my domain name is “camdensoftware.com”. If I had chosen something like “camdenswcnsltng.com,” then my contacts would always have to look it up to remember how I abbreviated it. Also watch out for unintended words that arise from combining abbreviations. You wouldn’t want to abbreviate “Megara Associates, Inc.” as “megastinc.com” for example.

I’ve seen some independents who treat their domain name like an 800 number: they make it into an ad. Domains like “peoriacomputerwiz.com” may be cute, but unless it’s also the name of your business, your client will have one more thing to remember when they want to contact you. “Was it peoriacomputerguy.com, or peoriapcguy.com? Or wait, isn’t their office in Pekin?”

For the top-level domain (TLD), I think “.com” is preferable. It means “commercial” (you’re in business here, aren’t you?) and despite being US in origin, it has international applicability. It’s also what flies off people’s fingers automatically when they’re typing a domain. If you limit your business to one country or region, then a nation-specific commercial TLD could also be appropriate. The “.org” TLD says “I’m a non-profit!” even though you don’t have to use it for that. The “.net” TLD is a little better, but people tend to infer some sort of online community instead of a business. You should avoid “.biz” and “.info” — the spammers polluted that space years ago, and your emails will get filtered for that reason alone.

There’s nothing wrong with registering the same domain in several TLDs and redirecting them all to the same address, though. In fact, it’s a good way to keep other people from using your business name.

So, how does your email address compare with these criteria?





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Business Email Hosting Services & Professional Email Solutions #register #business

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Create Your Professional Business Email

Learn more about creating a free, professional email account

Why should I have a professional email?

How do I create an email address with FreeLogoServices?

When you purchase the website package from FreeLogoServices, your free email address is included in the price. Once you’ve chosen your desired domain name, you will be prompted to create an email account by entering an email address. Once you’ve purchased your domain, you will be able to activate your new email account by creating any forwarding addresses or mailboxes needed.

  • How many email accounts can I have with you?

    If you need additional emails please reach out to our customer service team and they will provide you with our pricing plan. There is no limit to how many email accounts you can add. We also offer business email from Google. If you have questions about what the best product is for you please contact our customer service team.

  • What if I need more email accounts for my business?

    Additional email accounts can be added at any time. We also offer additional email services through business email from Google. This is a great option for larger teams looking to do more online, as it includes professional email addresses, online storage, shared calendars, video meetings and more. It has everything you need for online communication and collaboration.

  • How can I access my business email?

    You can access your new email account through your email client (Outlook, Thunderbird, Mail, etc.) You can also have your business email forwarded to another account or access it through your browser via webmail. You also receive up to 1,000 forwarding addresses/aliases included for free.

  • Can I have a professional, domain-based email if I don’t have a website?

    You can have a professional email address if you don’t have a website, but you must have a domain name. There are many services that offer domain names separate from website hosting if you just want the domain-based email, however, the website package from FreeLogoServices includes a domain name, website hosting, and professional email for one low price. It’s in your best interest to have a website set up so that customers can easily find you online, so purchase the package that makes website setup easy and includes website hosting for free!





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    Three Ways to Set Up Your Business Email Address

    Not only does a business-branded email address show the world you’re credible, it’s an easy way to start building your company’s online presence – an essential component to the growth and success of your business in this Web-reliant world.

    Once you register a domain name for your business, there are generally three ways on where to host and use your new branded email address:

    1. Email Service Provider, Like Gmail –

    When you purchase your domain name, you’ll have the option to create a business email, and then redirect it to an existing email account like Gmail. It’s a smart, immediate way to look professional when you’re just starting out.

    Simple to set up, you can manage your personal and professional emails in one central location. Keep in mind that if your email service provider goes down, you won’t be able to retrieve your emails. And customer support is usually not included.

    2. Web Host Provider Who Offers Managed Email Services –

    The company you bought your domain name from or using to host your website usually offers a business email service for a low-monthly fee. This is a convenient, more comprehensive way to manage your professional emails and is relatively easy to set up.

    Reasonably priced, this option only requires you to manage one provider and typically includes customer service. But the email interface may have limited features and functionalities, and there could be additional costs to increase storage.

    3. Online Office Suites –

    If you’re in need of other online business tools, consider a package like Google Apps for Work and Office 365 Small Business. Some office suites allow you to purchase tools a la carte, such as document editing, online storage, video conferencing, and secure file sharing or you can just start with the email only option.

    In addition to business-class email with 99.9% uptime, you’ll be able to create unlimited email addresses, sync up your email and tools to all of your digital devices, and have controls to secure your company’s data and devices.

    Even though all three methods are effective, take into consideration how your business operates (i.e. email dependency, number of staff, budget, etc.) and choose the option which suits your needs best.





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    Create Your Professional Business Email

    Learn more about creating a free, professional email account

    Why should I have a professional email?

    How do I create an email address with FreeLogoServices?

    When you purchase the website package from FreeLogoServices, your free email address is included in the price. Once you’ve chosen your desired domain name, you will be prompted to create an email account by entering an email address. Once you’ve purchased your domain, you will be able to activate your new email account by creating any forwarding addresses or mailboxes needed.

  • How many email accounts can I have with you?

    If you need additional emails please reach out to our customer service team and they will provide you with our pricing plan. There is no limit to how many email accounts you can add. We also offer business email from Google. If you have questions about what the best product is for you please contact our customer service team.

  • What if I need more email accounts for my business?

    Additional email accounts can be added at any time. We also offer additional email services through business email from Google. This is a great option for larger teams looking to do more online, as it includes professional email addresses, online storage, shared calendars, video meetings and more. It has everything you need for online communication and collaboration.

  • How can I access my business email?

    You can access your new email account through your email client (Outlook, Thunderbird, Mail, etc.) You can also have your business email forwarded to another account or access it through your browser via webmail. You also receive up to 1,000 forwarding addresses/aliases included for free.

  • Can I have a professional, domain-based email if I don’t have a website?

    You can have a professional email address if you don’t have a website, but you must have a domain name. There are many services that offer domain names separate from website hosting if you just want the domain-based email, however, the website package from FreeLogoServices includes a domain name, website hosting, and professional email for one low price. It’s in your best interest to have a website set up so that customers can easily find you online, so purchase the package that makes website setup easy and includes website hosting for free!





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    How to write a perfect professional email in English in 5 steps

    For most of us, email is the most common form of business communication so it s important to get it right. Although emails usually aren t as formal as letters, they still need to be professional to present a good image of you and your company.

    How to write a formal email

    Follow these five simple steps to make sure your English emails are perfectly professional.

    1. Begin with a greeting
    2. Thank the recipient
    3. State your purpose
    4. Add your closing remarks
    5. End with a closing

    Download our free ebook: Everyday English Vocabulary 38 pages which points useful words and English phrases to help you have a better understanding of what’s going on around you.

    Begin with a greeting

    Always open your email with a greeting, such as Dear Lillian . If your relationship with the reader is formal, use their family name (eg. Dear Mrs. Price ). If the relationship is more casual, you can simply say, Hi Kelly . If you don t know the name of the person you are writing to, use: To whom it may concern or Dear Sir/Madam .

  • Thank the recipient

    If you are replying to a client s inquiry, you should begin with a line of thanks. For example, if someone has a question about your company, you can say, Thank you for contacting ABC Company . If someone has replied to one of your emails, be sure to say, Thank you for your prompt reply or Thanks for getting back to me . Thanking the reader puts him or her at ease, and it will make you appear more polite.

  • State your purpose

    If you are starting the email communication, it may be impossible to include a line of thanks. Instead, begin by stating your purpose. For example, I am writing to enquire about … or I am writing in reference to … .

    Make your purpose clear early on in the email, and then move into the main text of your email. Remember, people want to read emails quickly, so keep your sentences short and clear. You ll also need to pay careful attention to grammar, spelling and punctuation so that you present a professional image of yourself and your company.

  • Add your closing remarks

    Before you end your email, it s polite to thank your reader one more time and add some polite closing remarks. You might start with Thank you for your patience and cooperation or Thank you for your consideration and then follow up with, If you have any questions or concerns, don t hesitate to let me know and I look forward to hearing from you .

  • End with a closing

    The last step is to include an appropriate closing with your name. Best regards . Sincerely . and Thank you are all professional. Avoid closings such as Best wishes or Cheers unless you are good friends with the reader. Finally, before you hit the send button, review and spell check your email one more time to make sure it s truly perfect!

  • Aren t you an EF English Live student yet? See the general and business English course in action by requesting a one month for only one dollar* trial. Find more information about essential professional English tips here .

    Wil is a writer, teacher, learning technologist and keen language learner. He’s taught English in classrooms and online for nearly 10 years, trained teachers in using classroom and web technology, and written e-learning materials for several major websites. He speaks four languages and is currently looking for another one to start learning.

    Wil





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    3 Free Email Options for Small Businesses

    Email is the main mode of communication in professional environments, and every small business hopes for a cost-effective option. While there are many email services available for purchase, several free services might provide better options.

    Here are the 3 free email options that you can take advantage of as a small business owner:

    Google Apps

    “I use Google Apps to completely integrate all of my online services,” says Amanda Brienza, owner of 25th Hour Assistants, a virtual assistance firm, based in Lafayette, Ind. “In addition, I get to take advantage of Google’s spam protection, search and tagging features while portraying a professional image with my own branded email.” (Related: Google Apps That Work for Small Business )

    Update. As of December 2012 Google is no longer offering its Google Apps service to new users for free. If you already subscribed to the free service prior to this date, you will be grandfathered into a continued free service. For information on the new pricing model, visit Google Apps for Business .

    MailChimp

    Shawnee Huie, social media manager at Fuzed Marketing, a marketing firm based in Bloomington, Minn. recommends Mail Chimp. calling it “awesome.” It offers multiple free resources, including webinars that help you understand the product. Huie says an added bonus is being able to set up an autorespond campaign that allows you to send an automatic welcome email to new subscribers, a thank-you email when someone buys one of your products or even happy birthday messages.

    Jeff Pohl, owner of 815iMedia, an Internet marketing agency based in Rockford, Ill. also uses MailChimp and says that though there are some limitations on the free option, he finds it to be “pretty liberal for most small businesses.” It allows you to send 12,000 emails per month to a list of up to 2,000 subscribers.

    Ratepoint

    Shai Atanelov, owner of Bigtime Wireless, LLC, a mobile device distributor headquartered in Monsey, NY, uses Ratepoint for newsletter campaigns, promotions, surveys and review requests.

    “When we first started our business, we wanted a free email marketing software,” he says. “Ratepoint allowed us to send free emails to up to 550 contacts.”

    Ratepoint features unlimited image hosting and email archiving at no extra cost, and the free service includes setup, coaching and support, helping you to import your contacts and build your first email template. Atanelov also uses other Ratepoint services, including review, survey and social-marketing features.





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