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    domain emails

    So taking advice from others on here i have decided to buy my own domain n set up a small site, I am curious about emails though. When i had a domain through GoDaddy i was given one free email account for my domain name. Is there a way to create my own email accounts without paying GoDaddy $58/yr? It is not that important and id honestly much rather have a basic yahoo email than to spend the money? My site will be a portfolio so it would not be a big concern but i am just curious if they do this as a convenience but if i took the time i could do the same thing for free?

    so my question is, the people that have emails with their domain names how did you go about it? did you pay GoDaddy or whatever company you chose to go with? Did you set it all up on your own and if so how? Or do you just use a basic Yahoo/Gmail account for emails?

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    The webhosts I use offer many email accounts ... I have 20 of them with one webhost I use. Are you sure GoDaddy only allows 1? That seems odd.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mlseim View Post
    The webhosts I use offer many email accounts ... I have 20 of them with one webhost I use. Are you sure GoDaddy only allows 1? That seems odd.
    I am not using godaddy for hosting, i get free hosting through creative cloud with Business Catalyst. I am only buying the domain through godaddy, and when you register a domain you get one free email, or can pay the 58/yr for 5 emails, or more for more emails..


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    First of all, free hosting is worth exactly what you pay for it...maybe less. So I'd avoid that.

    Second, and I'm not sure if you can do this with GoDaddy, you might want to look into GMail for Domains. My friend has used it for free for a few years now and he swears by it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264 View Post
    First of all, free hosting is worth exactly what you pay for it...maybe less. So I'd avoid that.

    Second, and I'm not sure if you can do this with GoDaddy, you might want to look into GMail for Domains. My friend has used it for free for a few years now and he swears by it.
    I took ur advice n bought a year of hosting.. I got 500emails through GD so i guess i have solved my problem


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    The difference between @your-domain.com and @gmail.com

    There isn't much of a difference utility wise, but this is why a domain email would be beneficial:

    anyone can make a gmail account, but only you can make a domain email.

    I've never realized this until lately.

    If I wanted to pose as a business or authority figure to scam people, I could just make a

    redcrosshawaii@gmail.com or fbi-investigators@gmail.com or barackobama@gmail.com

    That's why I decided to make my own ****@ronswebsite.com to put on my business cards.

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    That's the thing with GMail for Domains, Ron...you can still keep an email of the form @domain.com and not @Gmail.com. That's how my one friend does it because he doesn't have a site of his own (did for years, but then he shut down his business and kept the domain because it's a 3-character .ca domain name).

    Mind you, having a site and doing it the way you do it is always better.
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    So you have Gmail as a sort-of domain registrar? I guess that's not a bad idea. I personally think manually setting it up, with all the control panel knowledge and needing config info to set it up for an email sync is a big pain.

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    Not really. He just has two entries in his DNS that point to GMail servers and GMail handles his email. That's all they do.

    I have a client who does this as well. He has DNS entries for his website and then one for GMail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDesignista View Post
    The difference between @your-domain.com and @gmail.com

    There isn't much of a difference utility wise, but this is why a domain email would be beneficial:

    anyone can make a gmail account, but only you can make a domain email.

    I've never realized this until lately.

    If I wanted to pose as a business or authority figure to scam people, I could just make a

    redcrosshawaii@gmail.com or fbi-investigators@gmail.com or barackobama@gmail.com

    That's why I decided to make my own ****@ronswebsite.com to put on my business cards.
    I totally agree with what you say, and actually wrote about this subject in some detail on my Blog back in 2010!

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