Should You Offer E-mail? - Adding E-mail to Your Pages
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Despite its wide availability, popularity and reputation (doesnít everyone at least know what e-mail is?), it should be easy to include this option within your Web site. Unfortunately, in some cases it can be complicated to include this feature. E-mail is easy to understand and to use, but in reality itís something of a complicated process.
E-mail messages are routed from one inbox to another through e-mail servers, which save the message and send it to the appropriate location. Mail servers usually store all messages for a certain period of time, and this requires a great deal of space.
Your site isnít likely to have that kind of space, which is just as well, since creating a functioning mail server is an extremely lengthy process. For most Webmasters, there are three common ways to add e-mail to their pages.
1) Use your hostís on-site options. If you have a Web site through a hosting service, such as Homestead.com (pictured) or Bravehost.com, youíll be able to avail yourself of on-site tools which let you add e-mail to your pages at the click of a button. These hosting sites already provide e-mail as part of their free site package, making it incredibly easy for you to include this feature on your pages.
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