The Devil is in the Details (Of Your Email Address)
February 19, 2017
You may not have ever given it much thought, but your email address actually says things about you. I don’t mean it’s talking smack, but it does reveal some things about you. For example…
Translation: “I don’t worry about making a distinction between work and personal email. Or, I haven’t worried about taking the time to set up a work email address. Or, I don’t want to take the time to either check a separate work email all the time or figure out how to route multiple emails to one inbox.”
Translation: “I’m not really worried whether you know who you’re emailing or not. We got this free email account 10 years ago and I just it for everything.”
Translation: “I’m just comfortable using this email address I got 100 years ago and I don’t want to learn anything new. Besides, I only check my email once every month anyway because I get so much spam, and I usually forget my password.”
Translation: “I’m personable and professional. I’ve taken the time to be organized so you can trust the work I’ll do for you.”
In a nutshell… it’s always best to use your business domain name for business emails. You don’t necessarily have to manage a second email account – for example, if you use gmail for your personal email, you can set gmail to check mail from other email accounts. This means you can have a business related email address but still check one inbox. It’s a win win.