Every AlbanyWeb website comes with an email address to match your domain. This address is used by the website mail system to send password resets, new user requests, contact forms or newsletters. We also use this address as your official contact address when we need to get in touch with you.
This is not a hosted email account but a simple address which we can forward to another of your email addresses.
Forwarding is a part of our basic hosting service, and we will direct the email address to a regular email account of your choosing (for example, to a gmail account or to your hosted email service). This means that any email sent to this address is automatically forwarded to you.
Because of increased security requirements to email services (in order to reduce phishing and other email spam), it is not likely you will be able to use this email address as an alias of an existing account if you are using a free email service. In other words, you may not be able to 'Send As' the email address on your website unless you have a hosted email account.
If you require this ability, please let us know, and we can help with some ideas or recommendations.
AlbanyWeb is a website development company, and we focus on what we know best, which is websites. For this reason, we do not offer email hosting from our servers.
With increasing requirements to fight spam and phishing, we believe that good quality email hosting is best left in the hands of companies that specialise in this, and who are able to keep ahead of the spammers. If you require a hosted email address, please let us know, and we are happy to share our knowledge of existing email suppliers.