How to choose a professional email address for your users
With everything happening online and in the cloud, each of us has our own email account and uses our email address for all our communications. Moreover, our email address has become our online identity and a base for all the personal and work-related services that we use. Hence it is essential that we have different email accounts or at the minimum, different email addresses for personal and professional communication purposes. Our business email address should be used only for work-related communications and for professional relationships.
A business email address is the one you mainly use to communicate with your business associates, your colleagues, your customers, and your partners. Only if the business email address includes the custom domain you have registered for your business, it will be a professional email address. A professional email address is the email address used for business communications, that is based on your custom domain. In other words, a professional email address is one that has your business name in it, in the form of a domain name.
How to Create a Professional Email Address?
There are several email service providers available on the internet today that will let you sign up for a professional email address. While you can create a professional email account on services like Gmail, iCloud, Outlook and Yahoo, there are some other fantastic options like FastMail, ProtonMail, Zoho Mail as well. Many of these email service providers offer paid plans that allow the use of a custom domain name, which is especially useful when you’re running your own business. Using a professional email address with a custom domain name gives your business a lot more clout. Scroll down a bit to read more about using a custom domain for a professional email address.
Unfortunately, the internet has several billions of people online. This makes it very difficult to get a professional email address of your choice. These days, it is almost impossible to get an email address with the [email protected] format. If you’re stuck on the same boat, here are some different ways you can try getting an email account that looks professional.
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