Free email accounts are great if you want to hide your identity. They are great to sign up for free stuff. They are also very popular for SPAM emails and due to this they also filter too many non-spam emails as well. Ever wondered why you haven't heard from a friend lately. All a sudden no more emails, not even the forwarded jokes. Your friend just disappeared and you scratching your head what you have done to tick him/her off.
Your friend didn't disappear, only his/her emails are disappearing. No notice, no error message, nothing, the email simply disappeared. The bad news is, there's not much you can do about it. On the other hand you can still enjoy the free emails if you switch to a lesser know email provider. Besides the big 3 Hotmail, Yahoo and Google, here's a list of smaller providers of free email services. Email Accounts For Business Purpose
Did you know that with every web hosting service you will also get enough email accounts to last forever? Not only will an email address that ends in @yourdomain.com show your professional approach to your online business it also gives you great control over what messages you want to receive and which ones you want to filter.
I set up my emails into multiple accounts for business purposes. These accounts have a very tight SPAM filter. I also have a couple of accounts for newsletter sign up purposes where I don't filter at all. Yes I get a lot of SPAM there as well, but these accounts are set up to receive everything. The nice side effect of having many email addresses when you running an online business is that you can test your email campaign beforehand.
Instead of guessing if your response rate to an email campaign is due to the SPAM filters or your headline simply sucks. You have piece of mind that your emails will make it to your prospects, but apparently your headline is more or less a turn off.
One important factor of advertising your business is the name recognition. Even people don't remember your web site address they probably remember your name. Unfortunately the chances to get your name as a domain name in the .com name space are slim to none. Most of the other name spaces are filling quickly. The good news is that there's a new name space just released, .ws, but you need to hurry up. Although it is fairly new, domain names are going fast and the longer you wait the less are your chances to get your personal domain name.
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