As the title suggests, I'm planning to reg a domain name exclusively for using it to set up an email to use for outbounds since I have been advised that free emails are not professional. So I have some questions and would appreciate some answers: Does the cctld affect the legitimacy of my email? Planning to buy a .LI domain but I don't know if it might automatically be filtered as spam. Are email hacks OK (professional-wise)? My email is going to be my family name. Ex: if my family name is CANNOLI the email would be [email protected] / the website would be CA.NNO.LI but that's another subject. What is the preferred email hosting to use for best reliability and effeciency? Keeping in mind that I only need 1 email so it should be a basic hosting plan. Not planning to go enterprise-y. If the domain is registered at NameCheap, should I buy email hosting at both the registrar AND the preferred hosting service? (mega noob question, I know) Just to give you an idea on my budget, I checked with Rackspace. Even though they advertise that they have a $2/month plan, they have a minimum monthly spend at $10 which I think is a bit expensive.