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how do i get a customized email address?

There are different options when setting up a customized email address such as you@yourdomain.com that matches your site name and looks more professional than one from Yahoo or Gmail. It mainly depends on the company that you’ve registered your domain with, and what types of email setups they have available.

One thing that can be done is to set up a forwarding address (if the company allows) that will forward any mail that’s sent there info an account that’s more convenient for you to check email on. For example, a Gmail account or a Yahoo account that you have. This method is usually free at most companies, as the custom email addresses are often included with the purchase of the domain name, depending on the registrar that you choose. In order to reply from that account as the customized email, it does require the setting up of an email alias, which can take a bit of focus to do it correctly.

The second option would be to purchase a separate customized email account which includes a separate site to log in at to read and write your email. Sometimes this is a Google Workspace account and other times it’s a Microsoft 365 account, which uses Outlook. Biondoweb.com has Microsoft 365 available and we can discuss what’s best for you, depending on the company you’re hosting with. With certain email programs, we can also set up a customized email signature file.

For clients who have been using GoDaddy (our our service Biondo Web) for many years, we may have been using a free “Workspace Email” account to give you a customized email address included with the domain or the hosting. In more recent months, GoDaddy has been discontinuing the old servers for this email and has migrated everyone for free to a Microsoft 365 account, which is more secure, modern and reliable. As of now, the free trial is starting to end and you may receive an email telling you to renew the service or lose the customized email address. If you’ve been using that email address, it’s definitely worth it to spend the small fee each year for the better service. Please contact the company directly to have them assist you with renewal and setting the software up to synch on your various devices.