What is domain email

Domain email is email that's associated with a custom domain instead of an email service like gmail or hotmail. To get your own domain email address, using your own custom domain, you need to register a domain, sign up for a web hosting plan that includes email, and then point your new domain to your host's servers.

You can use your own domain for custom email addresses

Most people can get by just fine using free email services, but there are a lot of instances where having your own email domain name can come in handy.

What are domains, and what do they have to do with email?

Domains are what we use to organize the internet into something that we can navigate without having to remember long strings of numbers called IP addresses. When you visit Webgift, for example, you have to type the webgift.dev domain into your web browser. Email addresses use domains in a similar way. In the same way that the webgift.dev domain is able to direct your web browser to our website, the domain portion of an email address is able to direct your email to the correct mail server.

Email address structure

When you look at an email address, it's easy to see the domain. For example, let's say your email is johnsmith@example.com. Everything to the right of the @ symbol is the domain, so the email domain in this case would be example.com. Everything to the left is your account or username. When you set up your own custom domain email, you can select anything you like as the account or username (f.e: info, support, tech). The domain portion, however, has to correspond to a domain name that you register and own the rights to.

What is an email hosting service?

An email hosting service is a type of internet hosting service that specifically operates and sells access to email servers. Most web hosting services also provide email hosting, but there are exceptions. There are also email hosting services that only do email and don't offer web hosting services at all.

webgift dev provide web hosting service! It means that you can not only host email messages but also can host a whole website with its file system, databases etc. Contact with us and learn how to get your own custom domain email.

Who needs domain email?

Free email services are available from providers like Gmail and Yahoo, and you may also be able to get a free email account from your internet service provider (ISP), work, school, or other organizations that you're associated with. With all these sources of free email accounts, most people can get by just fine without their own custom domain email.

Examples where having custom domain email can come in handy

  • Business owners: Even if you're operating as a sole proprietorship and have no employees, having an email that's associated with the same domain as your website makes you look professional. You also have the option of creating custom email addresses for different purposes, like customer service.
  • Freelancers and independent contractors: This is another case where having your own custom email domain helps you look more professional. First impressions are important, and having a professional email address instead of a free one is a big part of that first impression.
  • Organizations: Custom email isn't just for the business world. If you run a community organization, or are part of one, you can set up custom email addresses for yourself and other members, for community and press contacts, and any other purpose.
  • Security concerns: Registering your own domain, and then using a highly secure email host can protect your anonymity, security, and privacy. If you're concerned about privacy, make sure to use a registrar that supports private registration.

While those are some of the most common reasons to set up a custom email domain, you can set one up for any reason, or no reason at all! If you register a domain, and you want to use it for email, there's nothing stopping you!

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Do you have a Gmail account f.e johnsmith@gmail.com and you like to connect it with your new domain email johnsmith@example.com? We take over to connect the Gmail account with your new domain email. You will be able to not only receive all emails within Gmail interface but also send as johnsmith@example.com instead of johnsmith@gmail.com from that area!

Source: Lifeware.com. This article has been modified by webgift dev.