Professional email is email with your own email address and domain name.

Why professional email?

  1. Customers are much more likely to trust a professional address like nick@nicksoutdoor.com than nicksoutdoor875@notmail.com.
  2. Professional Email provides world-class security with industry-leading spam and virus filters.
  3. Personalized email addresses promote your business more effectively. Every time you send an email, you are giving your web address to customers and prospects, encouraging them to visit your website.

SPI provides two flavors of professional email:

  1. Free, SmarterMail
  2. Pro, Microsoft 365 Business Essentials

Both offer you email addresses with your own domain name.

SmarterMail is for businesses and organizations who want free email and an alternative to Microsoft Exchange. SmarterMail has a web interface and can also connect with your email client, e.g., Outlook, MacMail, etc. SmarterMail is included in our Hosting+  package. You get up to 400 boxes and 25GB of storage (Essentials), or unlimited boxes and 25GB of storage (Premium), PLUS secure web hosting, site management, SEO, premium security, analytics, and support.

With Microsoft 365 Business Essentials, you can connect via a web interface, or Outlook, MacMail, and other email clients, just like SmarterMail. But with Business Essentials, all users get secure cloud access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and several other World Class Microsoft apps. Every user gets 50GB of storage, and one terabyte for the organization. Business Essentials enables you to share and edit documents with OneDrive, and you can set up teams, a versatile and powerful app. There’s video conferencing, and you can set up groups, which can be used for generic addresses, e.g, “info@mydomain,” “support@mydomain,” etc. In addition, Business Essentials offers optional HIPAA-Compliant Services. Microsoft 365 Business Essentials is included in our Hosting+ “Priority” package.

Recommendation

SmarterMail is a great option for micro and small businesses that want free email with their domain name, but Microsoft 365 Business Essentials is our recommendation. It’s an all-inclusive, versatile, and long term solution to help you grow your business, consulting practice, or organization.