The Messy Baker posted:
I misunderstood the phrase "business email address". I thought Tracy was just looking for email, not a newsletter service. Sorry for any confusion.
If you are looking for an e-newsletter, that's totally different. I use MailChimp. It's free as long as you have less than 2000 subscribers. The next pay level is $10/month and allows for unlimited subscribers. MailChimp allows for a lot of features/services including creating different client lists, designed templates and scheduling. It has a bit of a learning curve but they have online guides and tutorials to walk you through things.
I know people who use Constant Contact and Mad Mimi for their newsletters, but I don't know their fees or how complicated it is to set up. Regardless, I would recommend using an email marketing service for newsletters (as opposed to using your email provider) since they not only can handle the traffic, they will force you to comply with privacy regulations (opt-in forms, unsubscribe links, etc.), provide you with data, and even send out the newsletter at optimal times.
Hope this makes sense. Good luck with getting your online presence set up.
Sorry, I just assumed she was looking for an email management/newsletter system. Email addresses seem to be widely available for free. Might have misread her post though - not sure. Anyway, that's what my answer pertained to, @Tracy Dunlap - email management/newsletter platforms, not email addresses.