It's nice to move away from firstname.lastname@example.org and to use email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The good news is that it's fairly easy to set up and it can be free if you do it yourself. If you'd like to save the headache, we offer an email setup add-on.
Here are your three options with SolaSites, and then further below is how to get set up:
- Zoho Mail (Free or paid)
- Gmail's G Suite Email (Paid only)
- Redirect Church Email to Personal Email (Free)
Option 1: Zoho Mail
Zoho offers a "Free Forever" plan if you use their web app and/or mobile app. They also offer a paid version if you prefer to use Outlook or Mac Mail to send/receive your email. All you have to do is create an account with Zoho, verify your domain (this requires access to manage your domain), add your email users (the free plan allows up to 10 email addresses per domain), then setup MX records. If this sounds like Greek to you, Zoho provides a tutorial here. If we manage your domain, contact SolaSupport to request access to your domain. If that sounds a bit confusing, we can do it all for you. Just contact SolaSupport get started.
Option 2: Gmail's G Suite Email
This option might suite you well if you want everything connected with your G Suite apps. Google's pricing starts at $6/mo per email address. All you have to do is create a business account with Google, verify your domain (this requires access to manage your domain), add your email users, then setup MX records. Again, if we manage your domain and you'd like access, contact us and we can provide you with access. If you'd rather not touch the domain settings, we'd be glad to do it for you. Contact SolaSupport to get started.
Option 3: Redirect Church Email to Personal Email
You may not want to set up a church email address for sending and receiving, but you'd like a redirect email such as "email@example.com". All emails sent to "firstname.lastname@example.org" can be sent to your personal email (e.g., email@example.com). If you manage your own domain, contact your domain provider to see how to set this up. If we manage your domain, we'd be glad to give you a quote for this.