Email & Domains
Free is not always better
Often we will be out on the road, visiting Clients, and we will come across a van in front of us. The van will be new, the sign-writing will look expensive, yet the email address will be the company name followed by an ISP. i.e firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of a professional email such as email@example.com can be a matter of just a few pounds and it looks so much more professional.
In addition, a professional email address will run through business servers. This means that emails are spam and virus checked, the service is generally much faster on account of maintained servers, and in the event of an issue, there is a human being to speak with for support. There are 4 types of email system:
POP – This is the most basic email protocol. If you have your email on more than once device, such as your phone, tablet or laptop, all devices will receive emails, but if you delete or send an email on one device, it will sync with another device.
IMAP – This is basic sync email system. Although there are limitations, emails should work as above but will also sync between devices. i.e an email sent on your laptop will show in the sent box on you phone
MAPI – This is similar to IMAP but is used by the large organisations such as GMail etc
EXCHANGE – This is the highest level of email protocol. Whilst it is the most expensive, (around £50 per year), it is the best. Emails, contact, schedule and notes are all held in the cloud and synchronised to all devices. There many advantages to Exchange especially for business.
Moving from your old email address to a new one is straightforward. Once the new email and domain have been purchased, PC Repair Leeds can help you either forward your old account or send a an email to all of your old contacts. With a professional email it is easy to add to Outlook, enabling emails to download to your computer rather than you logging on to a webmail portal.
If you are not a business user you can still have a domain and professional email from as little as £5 per month. See below how PC Repair Leeds can help.
If you are starting up in business, always check if the domain is available before choosing your company name. A domain is your business identity and public profile. You can go to any domain site (we recommend GoDaddy.com as there customer service is excellent). Type in your required name and see if it is available in both .com and .co.uk. Always buy a domain with both extensions. The cost of a domain is normally £5-£10 per year as domains are actually leased rather than owned.
If you are a residential Client just wanting a more professional or reliable email service, you can chose your name, town or street as the domain. i.e www.holmesfamily.co.uk. If available. you can then have any email you wish. firstname.lastname@example.org etc.
It is very quick and easy to purchase a domain and setup a new email address. There are some pitfalls but PC Repair Leeds can provide assist.