Sharing my experience on what i could have done better.
So i bought some domains early january, building my startup stickerkeen, but for a standardized startup, you need a custom mail to get things done, so people would be doubting your mail or application validity.
Didnt give it a second thought, i signed up for the Namecheap Private mail, tried thier starter plan free trial.
when trial period was up? i was required to pay 14/year to keep the mail up else, i will loose it.
That rush, you know, i funded my namecheap and paid for the bill.
Fast forward, i noticed i need more custom mails so as to seperate things.
Doesnt looks cool enough, you wont be able to send mail directly as firstname.lastname@example.org but you can recieve mails.
That led me to creating another private mail and subscribing another 14/year.
Yes, i later discovered i can increase the mailboxes but it was too late. so i no have two mail operating on $14/year each.
Now i registered another domain for an open source project that i am working on with some collegues, (Flipify, Simple, fast, and fun switch between hosting providers, third party integrations, and more)
And for a founding team more than 5, namecheap isnt an option, we dont have the bills.
That led to the digging of ZohoMail, their free plan grants you access to the following:
- 5 user accounts
- 5GB storage/user
- Email attachments up to 25MB
- Email hosting for a single domain
- Two factor authentication
You get yours up to, follow ZohoMail setup guide.