How to Create a Business Email Account

By Charisse Esmeralde

When creating a business email account, it is best to have an email address that is directly linked with your company's website. If you do not have a website up and running yet, you can start by creating a new email address using a free server, such as hotmail, Yahoo!, or gmail. If you go this route, choose a username that is related to your business name; this allows your customer to remember your email address should they have any questions for you.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer or laptop
  • Email username and password

Step 1

Think of a prefix to use for your email address. If you already have a website being created for your business, you may want to have or

Step 2

Find out how many different email addresses you will need for your business. Depending on the hosting plan for your website, you can have five, ten or more different email addresses linked with your business website. Create a separate email address for each department or, for larger business, for each employee.

Step 3

Sign into your hosting account and look for the section titled “Email Accounts” or something similar. Specific name and location for this section will vary, as layouts for websites vary. Choose the option to create a new email address. Type in the email prefix you want to create and confirm the new email address.

Tips & Warnings

  • Ask your webmaster to create the new addresses for you, if you are unsure how to do it yourself. He can ensure your new email addresses are linked properly and also instruct you on how to check for new messages.

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