Friday Archive Dive: Using GMail to handle a custom e-mail address
Today’s Archive Dive is from Dec. 17, 2013, when I discussed a helpful method of setting up and managing custom e-mail addresses using GMail.
Yesterday, I shared my thoughts on free e-mail services (like Yahoo) on Twitter. In short, Yahoo was one of the first e-mail services I signed up for (back in the ancient days of the World Wide Web), and as I moved from city to city (and from ISP to ISP), it was easy for me to simply keep all of my e-mail needs in once place. And, every year I stuck with Yahoo it became more and more difficult for me to move — even though people would give me that look when I’d give them my e-mail address.
But recently, Yahoo’s service has gotten so bad that even “free” was too high a price to pay. I was, frankly, unable to do simple functions such as downloading an attachment. It was time to move.
And if I was going to go through all this trouble, I was going to finally have an “@evil-inc.com” address. But, of course, I wanted to do this as inexpensively as possible.
Chances are, you can get e-mail addresses directly through your Web site’s host. They’re either included in the price you’re paying for hosting or they’re a cheap add-on.
However, if your host is like mine, the e-mail interface for this e-mail address is abysmal.