Do you want to make the right impression with potential customers?
Domain name email hosting is the perfect way to start. In this short guide, we’ll explain how easy it is to make a personalised email address for your business.
Why Create a Business Email?
The cost-saving benefits of free email hosting are obvious, but this will leave you with an address like ‘[email protected]’.
Many people associate this kind of email address with microbusinesses and ‘one-man bands’. Using a business email address based on your domain name looks far more professional.
Make a Personalised Email Address
Two parts make up a personalised email address:
- First, there’s the local part (aka the username). This comes before the @ symbol, and is typically your name or a department in your business. The local part is important, as it directs the email to the right mailbox.
- Next comes the domain. This appears after the @ symbol, and will simply be your website’s or businesses’ domain name.
How It Looks
You’re completely free to choose the local part (username) of your email address. You could opt for ‘support’, ‘sales’ or even ‘hello’. That last option would look like this:
It’s all about making the best impression. Ultimately, you have the freedom to choose usernames that reflect how you want customers to see your business.
Small Business Email Hosting from tasjeel
At tasjeel, we specialise in web hosting, domain and email hosting for small businesses in the UAE.
If you’re already a tasjeel.ae customer, you might be already have the option of business email hosting. That’s because it’s included as standard with our web hosting plans. We also offer stand-alone email hosting – with a free domain name available with selected packages.
Google Workspace Hosting
We know that some customers love Gmail for its easy-to-use interface. If you’re a Gmail user, we don’t believe you should have to choose between the tools you’re comfortable with and a professional business email address.
As well as Gmail, you can access other Google Workspace tools like Google Docs, Calendar, Drive and more. All while using a unique business email address based on your domain name… Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds?
What is a Domain Email?
A domain name email address is an email address that is linked to your domain name. Typically, individuals who use a non professional plan for their email hosting will end in a @gmail.com or @yahoo.com, with an email hosting service you can include your website domain name.
Understanding what an email is
An email is a communication method between two computer based devices. The name comes from the physical mail and the ‘E’ for electronic.
History of emails
Computers communicating with other computers have been around since the early 1960’s, but these were all early developments of mainframes and minicomputers and not a universal method. It wasn’t until the 1970’s the first ARPANET network mail was sent. This new method included the now well known syntax ‘@’, the ‘@’ designated the users systems address. Over the coming decades emails have been further developed, no longer needing a user based address such as an IP, instead now being able to use DNS information from domains to deliver mail correctly.
Might be on interest – Setting Up a Business Email
What should an email hosting plan include?
Email hosting plans should offer you a range of email solutions, such as:
You should have access to 1 to 5 email addresses under your plan. Allowing you to access your emails from multiple accounts.
The basic version of a plan should offer around 10GB of web storage space to allow you to store your email data.
Webmail access to allow you to access your emails from anywhere.
IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol, it’s a form of communication, so if you’re planning on using IMAP for sending and receiving emails, there is extra support.
POP3 is the third version of the Post Office Protocol. It is a common internet standard protocol used by email clients to retrieve emails from a server. The third version is highly common, extra support in this is a must have, especially for businesses.
The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, more commonly known as SMTP is an internet communication protocol. SMTP is used to receive mail messages from mail servers and transfer agents. This is very useful for sending via websites and setting up automated emails.
Your package should be compatible with Outlook as this will allow you to use the Outlook mail client. We have a support article for the setup process for this, find that support article here.
Mac Mail Compatible
Your package should be compatible with Mac Mail as this will allow you to use the Mac mail client. We have a support article for the setup process for this, find that support article here.
Mobile Mail Compatible
If you would like to access your emails on the go, then you will need to have a mobile compatible package. We have support articles for setting up your emails on both Iphone and Android devices.
Here at tasjeel.ae we offer unlimited email forwarding. This means you’re able to forward emails from one address to a different address. For example, if your business has a generic email address, such as [email protected], you’d be able to forward this to your specific email. This means you don’t have to access multiple email addresses to receive emails, but your personal email can be kept private until you want to reply.
An email alias is an additional email address for an email account, with which a user can send/ receive emails or send forwards to. A single user account can have multiple email aliases, with different domains or even with the same domain. In short, an email alias is like a nick-name or a nick email address.
Spam filtering is very useful to prevent your email storage quickly becoming full of junk emails.
A catch-all feature of your hosting package allows you to capture all emails going to any account on your domain name.
Daily backups are crucial for business and personal hosted emails. It means you won’t lose that important document you wanted in the case of loss of the account, password being compromised or accidental deletion.
24/7 Expert Support
Emails work all day everyday, so you will also need 24/7 support to ensure you can send and receive emails whenever you need them.