Email has changed dramatically over the last ten years. Free email providers – such as Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo – offer large amounts of storage, in an attractive, web-based interface. Usually these are free if you use their email addresses.
If you wish to use a professional, custom email address (such as YourName@YourName.com), there are many options also. You are free to direct your email to any email provider at no cost. We can help artists navigate the many options out there. We also have our own solution, which we think is better for artists, as well as being cheaper than the other two leading plans.
Below are some of the best options. Please note, our solution is not available to every situation – please talk to us and see if you qualify.
Artist Website’s Solution – $4/mo
We can set you up with an unlimited number of email addresses that end in your domain name.
For instance, if your domain name is StacyRogers.com, you might want these email addresses, for your website, a disposable one to give out to suspect websites, and perhaps a private one for family/friends:
You can also have a ‘wildcard‘ email address, which means that even typos, such as firstname.lastname@example.org, will also be delivered.
We usually forward these to your personal email address (which means less accounts to check), or to a free email provider, such as Gmail. (The advantage of using Gmail for this part is that it lets you receive, and send, emails as any of your fancy email addresses, with no one the wiser that it came via Gmail. Gmail also has the largest free storage.)
This is the solution we use ourselves, as it lets you receive a wide range of emails in one place, as well as on your smartphone, iPad, desktop and elsewhere.
We also encrypt your email address on your website, meaning it is safe from robots that search the internet for email addresses to sell to spam lists (it cannot be read by robots as an email address).
Speak to us if you would like this added to your account, and your preferred email addresses – and we can take care of the rest.
Google also offer a similar setup, called Google Apps. It lets you connect your email address to their services in a way that used to be free, but now costs $5 a month. It is largely DIY though – if you would like to do this you will need to set up some settings yourself in your MX records, and at the Google Apps end. You can do the Google part at any time here. (If you would like us to do this for you, we can set you up, for our freelancing rate).
Godaddy also offer a hosted email solution. As with Google, you are limited in the number of email addresses, and storage is also low – for the cheapest option you have 1GB (versus Google’s 30GB). 1GB can quickly fill up if you are sometimes sending and receiving images.
If you would like to do this you will need to set up some settings yourself in your MX records, and at the Godaddy end. You can do that any time here. (If you would like us to do this for you, we can set you up, for our freelancing rate).
There are other providers out there. Please read the fine print. If you find any other good ones, let us know for this list.
If you would like to discuss these options or any others, just give us an email, or a message in the contact button at the bottom of this website.