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How to get a business e-mail address with your own domain name

by | Jun 18, 2008 | Uncategorised | 15 comments

The first impression you make on customers may include the e-mail address that you use. An address like janedoe42@hotmail.com looks amateurish, whereas jane@mycompany.com is much more professional. Here’s one way you can make the switch, typically for under $20 a year.

1. Pick and register your business domain name (the part of your e-mail address after the @ sign). If you have a common business name, it might be already taken, so you might have to get a little creative. Some sites that provide this service are godaddy.com and 123-reg.co.uk, or search for domain name registration in your country and check that your choice offers free e-mail forwarding (most do).

2. Sign up for a GMail account. Many other e-mail services will also work. It doesn’t matter too much what this address is, as your contacts usually won’t see it.

3. Set up e-mail to forward to your GMail account. You can usually do this from a control panel that you’ll be given access to after step 1. Instructions for GoDaddy

4. Set up GMail to make it look like you’re sending messages from your new business e-mail address. Set this as your default account.

That’s it! Now you can log into GMail and treat that as your business e-mail address, your contacts won’t be able to tell the difference.

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15 Comments

  1. John Barns

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  2. Small Business Forum

    Your blog has some great information for small businesses. Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge!

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  3. Helen Neely

    Thanks for this article, I will definitely try it out on my new domain I just bought.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. inFlow Inventory

    You’re welcome, Helen. Glad that you find it useful.

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  7. selvin

    how do it work

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  8. inFlow Inventory

    Hi Selvin,

    For more information on the services we’ve mentioned above I would suggest having a look at their various website and touching base with them about what they offer.

    Thanks for getting in touch!

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  9. Michael.Twala

    Hi There, could you be able to activate this account for my business

    your urgent response will be much appreciated

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  10. Michael.Twala

    could you please activate the above email address for my business

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  11. anthony

    can I set up more than one email adress with the same domain. Like maybe hart@vex79.com and tony@vex79.com reason I ask is that I have to set up business email for 13 different members.

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    • Matthew Kostanecki

      Yes, you can! Although each of them would have to have their own gmail account to forward to.

      Another way is to set everything up using google apps for business: http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/business/ It’s $5 a month per user, but it’s the “proper” way to set it up. You could be an admin and give out accounts as needed.

      Hope this helps!

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  12. praneeth

    required bussiness mail

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  13. Lyndaker

    Keep up the remarkable work !! Lovin’ it!

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