For those of you who already have their own domain name and hosting, do you know that you can setup your own domain-hosted email account? (meaning you can have an email address like yourname@yourdomainname)
If you do not know, in this post, I’m going to go through step-by-step on how you can set one up within as little as 5 minutes (there are only 2 simple steps you need to do).
But, before I go into the step-by-step instructions, let me first touch on why you should set one up. There are 3 reasons for this, and they are:
It is definitely more professional when you send/reply emails with an email address like firstname.lastname@example.org compared to using free email services.
Also, people are more likely to want to send emails to you when they see that your email address is one that is of your own domain name, compared to one that is a free-to-join email service.
2. Easier Acceptance Into Affiliate Networks
From experience, I notice that, if you sign up to become an affiliate with the various affiliate networks, the chances of you being accepted are much higher when you use your own domain-hosted email address, compared to when you use free email services.
When you use free email services, you are subjected to uncertainty – such as you’ll never know when they are going to terminate their email service. And when they do, you’ll never be able to use their service again, and that means that your website visitors/customers are unable to contact you anymore.
Also, these free email services may sometimes suffer from server crashes, resulting in you unable to receive emails that were sent to you during that period of time. This will bring about a lot of inconveniences to your website visitors/customers as their emails will not be able to get to your inbox successfully and they’ll eventually stop contacting you (and you may stand to lose out potential customers).
The above 3 reasons are why you should set up your domain-hosted email, and in the next section, I’m going to show you step-by-step how to do it.