Professional Email Address
It is awful truth that a considerable number of professionals are still using free email addresses like yahoo, Gmail, and AOL. These email addresses should never be used in practice because of some reasons. Potential clients may question your professionalism and see this as a reluctance to invest in professional tools. There are real security risks when using free email addresses. Many Government authorities refuse to contract or engage with practitioners using free email.Why mix your professional mail with personal? Would you deal with an accountant or solicitor with a Yahoo email account?
Gmail or Yahoo mail accounts or email accounts with your internet provider are convenient when emailing friends or family, but will give a bad impression if used for business purpose. A business should already have a domain name as well as a website. If you have those things, then having a professional email address is pretty easy. Most web hosts offer email hosting in addition to hosting your website. Using of domain name in your email address helps to reinforce your brand, tells people about your website, and just looks more professional than your email address.
Having a hosted email account is easy and inexpensive. If you already have a domain name and a website, you should be able to have email addresses on that hosting account. If you don’t have a domain name and a website, you can purchase a domain name and a hosting package just for email use. There really is no good reason not to have a professional email address that brands your business. And makes you look like a pro.