By not proper email addresses, I mean ones that don’t use the company’s domain name (assuming the company has a domain name) such as yahoo.com, hotmail.com, aol.com etc.
Don’t these people realize the messages they’re sending out? “Not a proper business”. “Doing things on the cheap”. It’s the internet equivalent of only giving out a mobile phone number. Or the guy who knocks on your door to ask if you want your trees lopped, hands you a business card and then asks for it back when you tell him to **** off. It’s simply not professional.
A proper email address, and a domain name, cost peanuts. There’s no excuse for any business not to have one even if they don’t have a website. There’s even less of an excuse if they do have a website!
So, if you’ve got a Hotmail, or similar, address go out and get yourself a proper one today and ditch that Hotmail address. It’s making you look like Dell Boy.
123-reg.co.uk is a great place to start, you can set yourself up a domain name and email address for a few pounds. Set up a divert on it and you can still continue to use your Hotmail account.
If this sounds daunting then call a website developer who should be able to set you up for only a few pounds more.