There are quite a number of free email address services a person can choose. When selecting a personal email, many will go with any one out of a number high-quality free services. For those interested in using their email for business purposes, those free email accounts are not going to be sufficient. Rather than use a free account, professionals will be better serving selecting from an equally professional email server to acquire a more reputable and effective email address.
This means a little effort will be required to effectively choose a service.
The first step would be to select a reliable email server company. There are likely scores of startup servers in the industry and many of them may be offering great deals and discounts. No one would ever suggest there is anything wrong with such offers and the more companies that enter the market the better. That said, there is a huge difference between the offer of good service and the ability to actually deliver said service. Newer companies might not be able to do what established ones are capable. So, it just might be wise to work with a company that has long since been established in the industry.
Once the right service is selected, an actual email address will need to be devised. Getting too creative or, worse, cute with the email address is problematic. A professional email address must always embody a high level of professionalism. If not, then what would be the value of it? To play things safe, it is advisable the words precedent the.com ending should be the name of the actual business.
The obvious benefit to this is anyone that receives a email from such an address will immediately be able to decipher it as coming from a business or professional service. If they have a preexisting relationship with the business, this is even better because the quick identification will prevent the recipient from assuming the email is mere spam. If pegged as spam, whether accurately or not, the email will likely be quickly deleted.
In a similar vein, the name of the person sending the email should be clearly visible. Joe.Smith@Company.com quickly identifies not just the company, but also the exact person that sent it. There will be times when the name might end up being more recognizable to the recipient than the company name. Ultimately, the goal here is to be sure that the email is quickly identified so it can be taken seriously. Reasons exist for paying extra for a personal email account and both of those attributes would be too of the more important ones.
Numerous email hosting companies will offer deals of procuring several different email accounts. For companies with several employees definitely would want to take advantage of what these services have to offer. Procuring more than one email for the same person might be a necessity as well. Different accounts may be used for different reasons. One email account may be designed for contacting potential clients while another may be for contacting employees. Yet another email account could be used for business-to-business contact. Regardless of what the purpose of the email account may be, the main tenants of what constitutes a properly professional email account should be adhered to.