You ever visited a site for www.something.com and on the Contact Us page, you find that the customer service personnel have email addresses like firstname.lastname@example.org? It is definitely not the main measure of business quality, but the average person usually thinks, “Damn, their personal email address?”
If you have a business already and starting a website for your business is a goal this year, add one more thing to your to-do list: creating a custom email address.
Furthermore, if the goal of company branding is to ensure that potential customers know exactly who your brand is, and also that you look professional. So, like you’d have a custom URL for your website rather than something like mybiz.wordpress.com, you definitely need a professional address to provide consistent branding and look professional.
Hence, if you already have a website for your business, why not use the domain email which is free with your hosting account? Email addresses like email@example.com will look much more professional than the personal email—and the best part is, it’s completely free!
First, how about I define the term for you….
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Email with Domain Name Definition
The term is simply the web address that comes after the @ symbol in an email address. For example, in an email like Shle@companyname.com, “compnayname.com” is the email domain.
An Email domain allows you to setup an email address with @company name using your own business / brand name.
Well, you can either buy an email domain, or you can get a free email domain for your business when you create a website for your business.
Getting an Email with Domain Name
There are multiple ways to get a free email domain for your business, we have covered the best options in this article:
HostGator, Bluehost, and DreamHost offer free email with domain name if they are hosting your website. Hence, Office 365 and G Suite on the other hand have charges attached when they give you an email with domain name. Meanwhile, there are charges attached but they offer better.
Now, that we are familiar with who offer free and who attach charges, let’s go on how to setup up an email with a domain name.
Setting up an Email with a Domain Name
I’m going to show you how to create a new email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, and integrate it with your Gmail account. With this, you can easily send and receive emails through the Gmail interface, but your customer will see the emails as coming from your domain email address.
I have broken the steps in two parts. We’ll first see how to create the domain email address. Then, we’ll integrate that domain email with your Gmail account.
Creating the domain name email address
- First, log into your blog hosting control panel, or c-panel.
- Secondly, click on Email Accounts in the Email section.
- Thirdly, enter the details for your new account, and click Create Account
- You will then see a notification that reads something like this: “Success! Your account has been created or just Account Created.” The account will be shown on the same page.
- Then, you can now go back to your c-panel and click on Forwarders in the Mail section. Then click Add Forwarder.
- Finally, fill all the details as shown below. Then, click Add Forwarder and you’re done
Done all that? The emails sent to email@example.com will be sent to your personal email address.
Let’s go ahead to Step 2
Integrating your new domain email with Gmail
- You first sign in to your Gmail account.
- Then, go to Options, then to Mail Settings, then click Accounts and Imports.
- Thirdly, you check Send Mail As, and click on Add Another Email Address You Own.
- And in the popup that appears, fill in your details, add the new domain email address you just created, then click Next.
- Then, click on Send Verification, and a verification email will be delivered to your inbox. Simply click on the link to verify it, and you are done.
- Finally, click on Compose Email, and see the changes you’ve made in action.
I really hope these steps are clear enough for you to set up your own domain email address. Well, if you feel I’ve missed something, or you’re not able to follow up, just let me know in the comments.