While it certainly is convenient to use a free Gmail or Yahoo email account, it’s not always the best idea if you’re trying to promote your website or your brand. It’s also not as nice-looking on a business card as one that matches your website. For example: [email protected] looks much better than [email protected] and you’re promoting your website at the same time.
Sometimes you just want the convenience of using the email you’ve had for years in which case you can just use a forward. In most cases forwards are free (depending on where your domain name is registered). However, purchasing a five pack of emails is actually pretty inexpensive if you’d like to make your company look it’s best. Below is an info graphic that can help you understand the difference.
There are 4 types of configurations for email accounts:
Real Email Account – You can send and receive as usual, but you pay for each of these.
Forward Only – You can only receive email to this address, you cannot send from it. This is free with a paid email account
Real Email Plus Forward – You can send and receive as usual, but you pay for each of these. The forward to another person is free.
Mail Groups – Usually an “[email protected]” email, this will only allow your customers to send an email to everyone in the group.
Contact us today to signup for an email account using [email protected] if you don’t already have one!
How do you buy forwards?
Easy, just login to your account, go create a forward and if you don’t have any available it will give you a link to add it to your card to purchase. They are $2 a year for 5! Cheap, I know!!