The internet has been growing exponentially since its inception and one of the most painful aspects that have led to is finding an appropriate and easy to remember email address. Thankfully, there are a few companies which are paying attention. One of such startups is Nuage, and its latest tool lets anyone easily define a custom address for their email (gmail, in fact) account.
Nuage Mail is a free (for the first year) service through which you can configure a new custom email address and the website will then redirect all your incoming emails to the original account you own. The rest remains identical, though, and as far as privacy is concerned, the company says it won’t peek at your personal emails. The setup is quite straightforward. On Nuage’s website, enter the new address of a unique domain, connect the Gmail account, and you’re done. While at the time of writing this story, Nuage is in beta and its access is limited, so there will be a waiting period. That’s about it.
Nuage’s developers mention that once you enter a domain, they register it for free, create the necessary links for redirecting the messages, and host the data on a dedicated SMTP server. In case you already have a website, Nuage will manage the MX server, and connect the account with that. Nuage will be entirely free of cost for the first year, however, depending on the domain, you’ll have to pay an annual or monthly fee after that starting from $2 per month per email. You can read further about their pricing and business package plans here.
Nuage is definitely something I was personally looking for as I’m stuck with a complicated email address. Gsuite (previously Google Apps) is an option, but that costs $5 per month excluding domain registration. That makes Nuage cheaper (and more importantly, simpler) even after the free first year. So if you are struggling as well with an awkward username, register for a domain by heading over to this page, and follow the process.