You want an email address that reads firstname.lastname@example.org What you want is called a custom email address. And it’s easy to create and easy to find online. You would be hard pressed to find a digital marketing company that you could hire to help you get customers and leads without a custom email address. People take you more seriously when you brand yourself correctly. With more and more global connectivity your emails at some point will wind up in other countries as your business grows.
If you do a Google search for “free custom email´´ you will see a lot of different suggestions on how to get a free or paid email address fast. We know because we have had many clients tell us that they tried that and they were pointed in a thousand different directions. It cost them a lot of time and confusion. So we believe in saving time and getting a high quality email provider. We believe you get what you pay for so, with that said; our first recommendation would be to go with Google’s paid email service. You know you are getting a high quality, big name brand, and all of the security to go with it. And it’s relatively cheap – $5 a month. If you don’t go with Google and you want a company that will provide you with a free custom email address, take a look at the following web email providers:
Fastmail.fm The company that created the Opera browser has a related company, Opera Software, which created Fastmail.fm. FastMail is growing at a rapid pace because most users are aware of how seriously the company emphasizes security and reliability. If you do not go the paid Google option this is certainly an email provider worth considering.
Flaskmail One of my, well, my favorite email provider aside from Google’s paid service. Flaskmail is easy to operate and has gained a reputation for advanced customer support features. Many thought Flaskmail would perish early on but it is flourishing or beginning to flourish today.
Zoho Mail Zoho Mail is a digital marketing industry favorite. It is easy to use, doesn’t require a ton of technical knowledge, and has an interface that is user-friendly. When you want to check your custom email you simply log into your account with Zoho at their website or the dashboard and you can check your email and send email to others.
G Suite G Suite is a very popular option when it comes to custom email service providers. It used to be Google Apps and the Gmail interface matches the G Suite interface so if you are used to Gmail you might like G Suit as an option for your email provider. You also get the Google Drive, Google Calendar, and Google Sites features and a lot of people are interested in having those features free of charge.
Protonmail Protonmail is an email service that we have last on the list but this list isn’t organized in that way. Protonmail is an excellent customized free email provider and offers end-to-end encryption for all emails you send. We know of many users who have switched to this free email service provider from others and are happy with the results.
Those are the top email providers that Digital Marketing International has come across online. If you want a high quality email address that tells the world or at least your friends that you have a serious business instead of just email@example.com (a hobby) they you will want to go with the names of email providers we provided above.
How To Structure What Goes Before the @ Symbol
After you have followed all of the steps with one of the email providers above you will come across a section within the process that asks you what you want it to say before the @ symbol. Many of the custom email providers above have the ability to provide you with several email accounts within your account with them. Some will allow you to have anywhere from 5 – 25 email addresses customized.
For yourself, use your name beginning with the first initial of your first name and your complete last name. So if your name is Joe Smith go with firstname.lastname@example.org You can also create other general customized email addresses that are for specific areas of your business such as email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and so on and so forth. This is worth the investment so if you don’t already have a custom domain name and still have an email address at Gmail that’s fine.
When you are ready to set up a custom domain name now you know what companies can help and you know us, the people who can help you set up your free custom email address with your custom domain name. Bookmark or save this page in your browser as a favorite because we have a live chat service that you can use to help you set up your free email if you are having trouble. We don’t benefit from you getting a free email address that’s customized but we will help you set it up if you need someone to walk you through the process. Also, if you have not bought your custom domain because you want to include keywords in the domain name we can help.
Next we will direct you to International Digital Marketing with Google Analytics for Your Business if you are interested in taking a global approach.