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If you`re looking for a professional email service and you`re willing to pay a small amount of money for this service, you have found your solution.

We provide a pop3 email service with a webmail interface in the event you need to access the service via a browser. You will never see ads or have your account scanned for e-mail address info or other marketing info, unlike the free accounts offered. Our mailboxes offer far more storage than you receive with a free account.

 

Custom and Special Email Addresses

We can offer custom email addresses by providing unique URL's (example: john@johnsmith.com) or special addresses like (john.smith@mybusiness.com) if available.

 

Problems with FREE Email 

Free email services are very popular and rightfully so.  They're easy to set up, accessible almost anywhere you have an internet connection, and best of all they're free!  Unfortunately putting all your eggs into this particular basket can be a frustrating recipe for eventual disaster.

Surprisingly it's not that uncommon not only for individuals, but even for some businesses to use obviously free email services as their primary or only means of contact.

It's a huge mistake.

Remember the old adage: "you get what you pay for."

The issue turns out to be a frighteningly simple one: if you lost your email account and everything in it would you be able to get it back? In most cases when it comes to free email services the answer is a resounding no.

The most common scenario is simple password loss through theft. Someone gets into your account and deletes all of your email and contacts. You might login one day to an empty account - if you can log in at all. There are many other reasons that you might lose access to your account, and while they might be less common the results are the same: everything is gone.

The normal approach when this happens is to contact customer service and have them restore your account. There are two problems with this line of reasoning: finding that customer service, and proving that you're the rightful owner of the account.

Most of the popular free email services have limited customer service resources at best. Your chances of actually reaching someone who can help you are often quite slim. Those that do offer support typically do so via email or web forms only, so you'll need a second email account somewhere in order to be able to interact with them. And any response or aid most certainly won't be fast.

If you're like many folks you hesitate to put your actual personal information into your free email profile - often a very sensible privacy precaution. If you're like even more people you may never have bothered to set up an alternate email address or a secret question and answer that you might use to prove that you are who you say you are. Even if you have set up the appropriate information a savvy account thief will have changed it almost immediately. If you are able to get assistance you may not be able to actually prove that you are the account's rightful owner.

The result is simple regardless of how it happened or what path you take: everything in your free email account is gone.

If you're thinking "it can't happen to me", rest assured it happens much more often than you might think.

So what's the solution?

There are two:

One: spring for a paid email account with a reputable provider that offers real time telephone support. The most common source for this might well be your own ISP, though there are plenty of providers. The good news here is that it doesn't need to be expensive.

Two: Take responsibility for backing up your free email account. The best way to do this is to access your free email account using a POP3/SMTP email client like Outlook Express, Outlook, Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail and many others. Using a PC-based email client ensures that all your data – both email and address book - is always on your own computer where you can and should regularly back it up yourself. No matter what happens to the free service everything is preserved on your machine. Not all free services support POP3/SMTP, but there are approaches to accessing the most popular services this way.

Free email accounts most definitely have a place in your overall strategy - they're perfect as "throw away" accounts for example. But as soon as you consider what you're doing with your free email account "important", then it's time to take steps to make sure that you're appropriately covered should something happen to that account.

It's more likely than you think.


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