Due to time constraints, many people are not able to launch their personal blogs or websites. But most of them still want to have a personalized email address. The reasons could be to avoid general spam on public domain email addresses OR a dedicated email address for official reasons etc. While these reasons are valid for individuals, it might also happen that small organization having team of 5-10 people dealing in business, may still need 8-10 email accounts (the number can increase, just keep reading the article). Going for full fledge hosting plans or buying dedicated email addresses is still a costly affair. Some of the email providers charge somewhere in between $30-$40 per year, per user for dedicated email addresses. So is there an option, which is viable for smaller teams and doesn’t cost much? How about just paying for domain name registration and the email boxes are available free of cost? No need to pay for every email account for smaller teams? Rich interface to access emails online and provides decent storage space?
If all those questions seems valid, then there is definitely an option, it is called – Zoho Mail. The service provides 10 free email accounts with 5GB storage space. Additionally, zoho gives additional 15 email accounts upon friend referral. This totals to 25 email accounts, which is decent size for small teams. The service has numerous features including Secure access, auto responders, advanced search etc.
The process is pretty simple,
- Get the domain that suits your requirements or business. It costs between $15-$20. (Note that there are registrars which provider first year registration free.)
- Sign-up on Zoho.
- Login to Zoho Control Panel and locate the required Domain verification settings.
- Login to Domain’s Control Panel and add the required MX, TXT settings.
- Start creating email accounts in Zoho Control Panel.
Apart from web based interface, Zoho also provides POP3 and IMAP interface. Additionally, it offers iOS, Android interface to access emails on the go.