Domain Email … What are You Waiting For?

Domain email hosting - get a domain name to brand your email.We know that our web hosting services are super-easy to use – whether you build your own website with our site builder tool or take advantage of our professional web design service options.

We know that web hosting provides a great return on investment.

But we also know that you still may not be ready for web hosting.

So, what about domain email hosting?

For some, getting a domain name to use for email is a smart first step before moving on to creating a website.

A domain email address can be a valuable extension of your personal or business brand, providing a more consistent and professional way to communicate with customers, prospects, partners and vendors.

Wouldn’t it be nicer to be You@YourBusiness.com or CEO@YourCompany.com than something like tcs7114@yahoo.com when you are communicating about your business?

As a potential customer, I know I’d feel better about doing business with someone using a branded domain than a free email service.

Not having a company email domain suggests you don’t really take your business seriously. And if you don’t, why should others?

After all, getting started with domain email is simple and inexpensive. For just $4.95 a month, our Domain with Email service includes:

  • 50 email addresses @ your domain name
  • Email mailing lists, forwarders and auto-responders
  • 1GB of storage per email address
  • Easy Web Mail access from any online computer or device
  • Built-in spam and virus protection

To learn more, these previous domain-related blog posts may be helpful:

One final word of advice: get your domain name as soon as you can.

There’s a lot of competition for good names. And it would be a shame if you waited too long and then couldn’t get one that works well for your business.

Good luck!

How to Create Mailing Lists with Your Web Hosting Account

Whether you use EarthLink Web Hosting for regular web hosting or ecommerce web hosting, the included domain email features are a big added benefit.

Mailing Lists: How to Add them in the Web Hosting Control CenterWe’ve provided an overview of managing your domain email in a previous post but this week will dive into one of those features: mailing lists.

With a Mailing List you designate a mailing list email address and add a subscriber list, and then any email sent to that list address is forwarded to everyone on the subscriber list.

Mailing Lists are a simple and efficient way to share information with customers or other groups of people via email. You can also create a mailing list to use as an email discussion group.

Here’s how to create a mailing list with your EarthLink Web Hosting account:

  1. Sign into your Web Hosting Control Center at https://control.earthlink.net with your EarthLink Web Hosting domain name, username, and password.
  2. Click the Email tab.
  3. Click the Add Mailing List icon.
  4. Enter a new email address to use for the mailing list.
  5. Enter a Subject. This will be a label [in brackets] applied to all mailing list emails in front of the individual subject lines.
  6. Enter your subscriber list in the Recipients field. You can add up to 300. Separate the addresses by commas or put one per line.
  7. Important: Make sure you include an email address that your emails will come from in your recipients list (you can’t use the mailing list address itself)
  8. Click the Save button and you should get a confirmation that your list was created properly.