Do you want to create a professional email address for free? A business email address uses your company name instead of a generic Gmail or yahoo account. In this video, we’ll show you how to easily create a free business email address in less than 5 minutes and give a second paid method should the first be unavailable.
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For this, you would need a website with your domain and/or a hosting provider with your domain. If you do not have either then we would recommend taking a look at BlueHost using our referral link below:
You can watch the video or go to our written article where we walk through the signup process to get you started.
As we’re using BlueHost for this, we will go under Email, and click Add Email Account to start the process. You can select the email address and add a password for the email account and BlueHost will add it to your email on their hosting.
With the email account set up, you should now be able to access the webmail or connect your different devices using their different processes depending on your preferences. While the interface may be different, you can do a similar process on SiteGround, HostGator, DreamHost, and InMotion Hosting.
For the second method, we will be using Google Workspaces(previously G Suite) and you can use our referral link below:
For most individuals, we would recommend the business starter and you can go up depending on your business needs but each user will increase the cost. Google will give you the option to either say you own a domain or if you do not own one, you will have the option to purchase a domain through Google.
Google will walk you through the process of setting up your account with them and afterward, you would need to verify that you actually own the domain through one of their processes. The current recommendation would be to add a TXT record to your domain. For this tutorial, we copied the text record given by Google and go back into our domain provider.
For BlueHost, we went under Domains, My Domains, and went to the DNS settings area. There should be a section specifically for TXT records where we want the host to be @ and the TXT value to be the code given by Google.
Now we can activate our email address on Google itself and Gmail will give a checklist to see that email addresses have been added and you are ready to receive the emails. For ensuring the emails reach you, you would want to remove unused MX options and add the different MX records given by Google. It may take some time for your records to update due to the caching so if Google does not notice the MX records then you may need to give it some time.
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00:00 How to Create a Free Business Email Address in 5 Minutes (Step by Step)
00:46 Get Hosting
04:44 Create an email in hosting dashboard
06:25 Use Google Workspace to create an email account
09:06 Verify domain with Google
10:36 Add Google’s MX records to your hosting account
12:33 How to streamline your business with WPForms
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