SECURITY: Email security STARTS with your own domain name

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2497611,00.asp

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BY STEPHANIE MLOT JANUARY 7, 2016 02:24PM EST

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Here’s a reason NOT to use an ISP for your email address.

Another is that you’re locked into that ISP for email.

Argh!

May I suggest that you have your own domain?

The common wisdom, or is that common whizdumb, is to own your own name as a domain name. I own “reinke.cc”. (I like saying “sea sea me at reinke.cc”! me@reinke.cc will actually work!) I gives one quite a bit of control.

And, it’s very cheap. I know three solutions at 15$/year using wordpressdotcom with gmail, 25$/year email only with 1and1, and 60$/year for domain+email+webspace also at 1and1.

My point is not that you should use 1and1. http://www.1and1.com/?k_id=9113251 I could care less which one you use. It’s that getting on to your own domain with email is cheap and easy.

And, it’s not hotmail, yahoo, AOL, or gmail. It IS your own “personal brand”.

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