As a Work at Home Business you need to have at least 7 E-Mail Accounts.
1 - Personal Account
This is the Account you only give Your Friends and Family.
It is just that a Personal Account. To keep this account as
Spam Free as Possible Never Mix this Account with your
2 - Business Account
This Account is your Main Business account and should be
given only to your Business Partners and Associates. Again
you do not want to Advertise this account or use it to sign
up for Programs.
3 - Sign-Up Account(s)
Most Internet Marketer will have many Sign-Up Accounts.
These are the Accounts to use to sign-up for programs and
information on the Internet. Here are Some Example of
Sign-up Accounts I use
* Subscribe@Domain.com - I use this Account to subscribe to E-Zines
* hits@Domain.com - I use this account to sign up for Click Exchanges
* sig@Domain.com - This is a 1 Message Autoresponder Address I use in my signature Line.
* SlContact@Domain.com - Contact E-mail Address used when Joining Safelists
* SlDump@domain.com - List E-mail Used when Joining Safelists
4 - Web Page Accounts firstname.lastname@example.org
These are Accounts I use for Form-mail or Mail-to Addresses on my Web Pages
5 - Autoresponder Addresses
There are typically 2 way's to subscribe to an Auto-Responder either with a form or an E-Mail Address. Each Autoresponder would have its own E-Mail Address.
6- Business Cards
I learned this trick from Joe Christopher the Master List Builder. Joe likes to track where people got his E-Mail Address. I never got to ask him this question but I wouldn't be surprised if Joe used something like joe-lh@Domain.com for his letterhead and Joeemail@example.com for his mailing Labels
7 - Offline Ads
Actually you may want to have separate E-Mail Address for each Ad you run for tracking purposes.
8 - Collection Accounts
Just because you have 10 or more E-Mail Accounts doesn't mean it has to be a Management Nightmare. I have a Class of E-Mail Accounts that I call Collection Accounts.
How do Collection Accounts Work Most Web Host's allow you to set up at 3 Different Types of E-Mail accounts.
1. Pop 3/smtp
These are your Standard E-Mail accounts you use with Outlook
These E_mail Accounts work like ReDirect URLS. I have an E-mail Address called mike@Domain.com. I have an Account Mike-bc. domain.com but all mail that is sent to mike-bc. domain.com actually goes to mike@ domain.com The Real power of this is that I can have an ULIMITED number of accounts Forwarded tot Mike@Domain.com. Like Mike-LH@Domian.com and Mike-Ads@ Domain.com
Similarly I may have Mike-Newsletter@domain.com and Mike-Ezine@Domain.com all going to OnlineRequests@domain.com
Another Twist on Forwarders. Let's say you have many Domains. Domain1, Domain2, Domain3 and Domain4. You can actually forward Name@domain1.com to Name@Domain4.com
Any E-Mail account that has other accounts Forwarding E-Mails to it are Collection Accounts.
This is a real Special Collection account I like to think of it as The Catch-All Collection Account. The Default E_mail account is like a Lost and Found let's say somebody sends an E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and that account doesn't exist it then get's routed to default@Domain.com
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