Email Addresses

Posted on July 11th, 2013

We see many companies who are using a free (Yahoo!, Hotmail or GMail) email address or the one provided by an ISP (Internet Service Provider; such as BT Internet, Sky, AOL plus many more). This may seem a good idea at the time, however it may cause many problems in the future.

There are many reasons why you should be using a personal/company domain (What is a domain? A domain is a website address there is no difference between personal/company domains, it allows you to use address like Steve@domainname.co.uk or kate@domainname.co.uk)

If you were to move to a new ISP you would most likely loss you current email address and then have to inform your suppliers and customers of this change and could result in loss of business.

Problems may occur with your address resulting in you not being able to send or receive emails until you have contacted the ISP tech support department to resolve the problem

Using a personal/company domain, especially for your business will give a more professional face to your business, it can also help build customer confidence (much in the same way of companies who only list their mobile number as a contact number and not a landline number) to customers, suppliers and potential employees. You won’t need to have random numbers or letters in your email address just so you can obtain an available email address.

With some personal/company domains providers it will be possible to synchronize your email, contacts, calendar and other feature across all your devices such as your desktop computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone.

You email will be more secure and less susceptible to being hacked. Recently Yahoo!, BT and Hotmail have all had major security breaches.

Once you have a domain name for your email address you could even setup a website for your business to give you an online presence.

If you would like to have a chat about moving to a personal/company domain, then why not give us a call and we can talk you through all the options you available. You can contact us on 01228 576090 or support@cumbriacomputerrepairs.co.uk