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Topic subjectBest way to get my own email address?
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13148161, Best way to get my own email address?
Posted by FLUIDJ, Sat Apr-22-17 01:15 PM
for business...
I just want folks to be able to email me at thisguy@thisguy.com for instance.

I've zero'd in on G Suite from google which is $10/month and you get 1TB of Google Drive storage along with your own email address.

Are there any other options I should be looking at?
13148164, Office 365
Posted by Innocent Criminal, Sat Apr-22-17 01:36 PM
13148179, do I have to use outlook for that email address?
Posted by FLUIDJ, Sat Apr-22-17 03:08 PM

"Get ready....for your blessing....."
13148188, No. It's hosted Exchange
Posted by Innocent Criminal, Sat Apr-22-17 03:55 PM
Use whatever client you want or web mail.
13148177, you could probably buy a domain with an email host for
Posted by GriftyMcgrift, Sat Apr-22-17 02:53 PM
a similar amount
13148178, the storage is important for me too.
Posted by FLUIDJ, Sat Apr-22-17 03:06 PM
13148180, well typically they are hosting a website for you
Posted by GriftyMcgrift, Sat Apr-22-17 03:09 PM
so it usually has some kind of cloud storage that comes with

same as the thing with google basically, just dont know how it compares when it comes to price and support
13148181, ohh ok. So with those, how do you access your cloud storage typically?
Posted by FLUIDJ, Sat Apr-22-17 03:13 PM
Is there a central website where you can upload your files to?
i'm on godaddy.com right now looking at their stuff....but I can't really tell what i'm getting for $10/year beyond the domain...but even with G Suite, I have to buy the domain before I can register the email address with G Suite as the backbone. So sounds like the route you're recommending is the better way to go from a cost standpoint.

"Get ready....for your blessing....."
13148182, depends.
Posted by hardware, Sat Apr-22-17 03:21 PM
i use Dreamhost which requires access to the server via FTP. i use Filezilla
13151363, i use Dreamhost, too, and manage the email via G Suite for $5 / mth
Posted by poetx, Mon May-01-17 08:37 PM

that webmail ish is for the birds so it's worth it to me to have functional email.

peace & blessings,



I'm an advocate for working smarter, not harder. If you just
focus on working hard you end up making someone else rich and
not having much to show for it. (c) mad
13148186, domain hosting is ridiculously cheap these days
Posted by GriftyMcgrift, Sat Apr-22-17 03:44 PM
with that said im not that well versed so not sure exactly how various hosts operate

i saw godaddy gives you online storage for as little as 1.99 a month

as dude above said usually the online storage is done via an FTP, but they may have some kind of GUI you log into to access it or you may be responsible for running your own FTP client
13148187, tasker + cloud ram optimizer
Posted by Kira, Sat Apr-22-17 03:52 PM
go to google and literally register for an email address you typed.
13150228, Ended up getting a domain through Google and a G Suite account
Posted by FLUIDJ, Fri Apr-28-17 07:21 AM
What won me over was the fact that getting the domain through Google included domain privacy in the $12/year cost. A lot of the other big names were charging extra for domain privacy.

Also G Suite seems to be the most straightforward setting up email accounts and stuff.
13150240, Google and privacy in the same sentence...
Posted by Innocent Criminal, Fri Apr-28-17 08:01 AM
Good to hear you're all set up and ready to go. When is the shea butter products coming?
13150244, Google is just a domain reseller. Domain Privacy is a standard service
Posted by FLUIDJ, Fri Apr-28-17 08:08 AM
that's provided by the registrar. It just keeps my contact information from showing up on WHOIS.

Here's more info:

Nah, I don't sell anything. Just tired of my business email being @gmail.com....so now it's more formal @fluidj.com.... and whenever I get around to having an actual website i'll have the domain I need.

"Get ready....for your blessing....."
13150597, I was just being silly
Posted by Innocent Criminal, Fri Apr-28-17 03:35 PM
I'm aware of the private registrations.
13150586, google wants to protect your privacy from anyone
Posted by Rjcc, Fri Apr-28-17 03:26 PM
who isn't paying for it (or...is the government)

so in some ways it's aligned

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at