A business email address is one that ends in your domain name, eg. [email protected]. This helps you maintain a professional appearance as well as being easy to remember. Potential customers also trust business email addresses more than generic ones. Below are two great options for reliable business email addresses.
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G-Suite for Business
- Simple setup and management – great for smaller businesses
- 30GB storage (Basic plan) or 2TB Storage (Business plan)
- Great web based and mobile apps
- All the usual apps included, Docs, Sheets, Google Drive etc
If your business has 5 users or more, and you opt for the business plan, you’ll get unlimited cloud storage. – Unfortunately, this is no longer the case, however Google have increased the amount of storage from 1TB to 2TB per user account.
Another benefit to using G-Suite, is Team Drives, Googles way of solving permissions problems with shared storage locations. Using this in conjuction with Drive File Stream is a great way to collaborate with team members.
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Microsoft Exchange Online (Office 365)
- More involved setup
- 1TB storage for all plans + 50GB extra for email
- Good if you also require Microsoft Office desktop apps
- More plan options
If your business needs the Office desktop apps (Word, Excel Outlook etc) then this is potentially a better option as their Business Premium plan includes both business email services as well as subscriptions to the more common Microsoft desktop apps.
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Which one should I choose?
There is no right or wrong answer here, but rather depends on which one better suits you and your business.
For example, if you’re familiar with the Gmail interface and like working in the Google ecosystem, Google Workspace is probably the way to go.
However, if you’ve come from a background of using the Outlook desktop app and are more familiar with it then Microsoft is probably the better choice.