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Email comic: entrepreneur fail – established tech company

Here’s an email comic from entrepreneur fail. Have you ever come across a very serious sounding (tech) company and came across their email address – ending in @ hotmail.com? Would you still consider them ‘serious’ in that case?

Here’s the comic:

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In this case, the email comic is from entrepreneurfail.com. The ‘VC’ on the chairs of the two people stands for venture capitalist: you know, the people with money, who would like to invest in your company. Or maybe not, when they see the contact email.

So restating the question I started with: if you get a contact email from a company that ends with @ hotmail.com, would still want to do business with them? How about @ outlook.com? Or maybe @ gmail.com?

Personally, when you have a serious company, you have a website. Like thiscompanyname.com. In that case, you should be able to get one or more email addresses for that domain: either via your hosting provider or webmaster, or even create them yourself.

In that case, you could at least have contact@thiscompanyname.com. Even if it’s the only email address you have for now, it will still be way more serious than ‘somename@hotmail.com’.

As a followup, do you still have your old @hotmail address which you created somewhere in the ’90s, maybe even before Microsoft bought Hotmail? I lost mine, but then again, I’m not sad about it. It wasn’t really a very serious address, but that didn’t matter. I only got a few emails per week back then. How times have changed…

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