Mail sent to you@yourdomain is redirected to your email address at your ISP or your gmail address etc.
- Looks professional
- Multiple addresses can be redirected to you@gmail or you@yourISP
- A single mailserver which could be unavailable to receive mail for a variety of reasons. In contrast, a mail service provider ensures multiple servers are available to process your mail
- Reliance on the administrator of your mailserver (usually the hosting company) to maintain email policies at an appropriate level to avoid reputational damage resulting in your domain being flagged as a spammer
- Some mailservers (such as FirstWebsite) do not allow you send mail from your domain. Outbound mail is sent from you@gmail or you@yourISP, which undermines your professional appearance
This varies from one hosting control panel to another, but information on how mail redirection is defined in cPanel can be found here
NB. FirstWebsite subscribers can define the email addresses they want to redirect at the email tab of the Settings page in the maintenance area. (You need to be logged in)