Many, if not most, people know about Google’s free GMail services. Few people, however, are familiar with Google’s Professional Application service for business. For $50 / account per year, one can get 25 GB of email storage, 99.9% uptime guarantee, mobile calendar, and more.
One of the best things about this very affordable SaaS program is that you can link it up to your own custom domain name. For example, YourName@YourLawFirm.com can be the e-mail address for your gmail account. The world will not know what e-mail system you are using — and it looks a lot better than the free and ubiquitous @gmail extension. If you have support staff, they can get their own account under your business site.
Gmail has proven itself to be one of the top e-mail services available. Top-notch spam filtering, lighting-fast search, and POP access has made this e-mail service one of the world’s most popular for a reason.
I am very happy with my decision to buy a Google Apps account.