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Nuage Email

Create a custom address linked to your Gmail

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Benjamin Guedj@benguedj · Designer and co-founder of Nuage
Hi Guys! 💥 Remember us? We launched Nuage 3 months ago. After working on the domain names for the pasts months, we’ve gathered a lot of feedbacks from more than 20.000 domains. We all want a custom email address that reflects our identity, instead of this very common “@ gmail.com”. There is no simple way to do it. Today, we’re introducing Nuage Email. The easiest way to create a custom email, directly linked to your Gmail account. You just pick a name, we do all the hard work. Instant setup, we don’t touch your existing account. No needs to change your habits. Today we decided to offer you unlimited emails, for free. Cool, huh? 😎 Go ahead and come talk with us, and feel free to ask us any question. We’d love to hear from you.
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@benguedj what's actually involved with your tool? it's unclear what changes you're making. during the sign up process you just ask my to auth my gmail account without saying what will happen. i already have my domain emails setup with gmail, but can't remember the steps involved. maybe some mx settings, or forwarding to gmail and then confirming as an additional address nuage has a great simple design btw
Benjamin Guedj@benguedj · Designer and co-founder of Nuage
@_jacksmith Our first case is to create domain name + email for people. We register the domain, create a redirection and provide you for free a SMTP server in just few clicks. For people who have already a domain, we will provide MX servers and create redirections for you so you can get emails instantly.
Kevin Leneway@kleneway · CTO / Co-Founder, Haiku Deck
@benguedj This is a really interesting idea. If I understand correctly, you are registering the domains behind the scenes. How are you able to provide unlimited email addresses for free? And will you be auto-renewing them indefinitely? I would love to understand more about what the monetization plan is.
Benjamin Guedj@benguedj · Designer and co-founder of Nuage
@kleneway Hey Kevin, you can create unlimited email addresses, which will be free for the first year :-). After the first year, if you have a lot of emails, we will give you a discount.
Pablo@poliukgv · Worona.org Co-founder
@benguedj Really cool product! But I'd love to have a clearer explanation on the pricing model :) I've just signed up, but I haven't been able to find any pricing explanation. @kleneway
Hanis@hanishassim · Engineer
@benguedj how much for an email after the first free year ends? I couldn't find on your site
Arnaud AUBRY@ar_aubry · Co-Founder and Technical Dude @Nuage
@hanishassim After the first year, $2 per month per email
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@ar_aubry there's always a catch.
Kevin Leneway@kleneway · CTO / Co-Founder, Haiku Deck
@ar_aubry That's a very reasonable price and simple pricing model. You may want to consider being more upfront about the price. "Free" is always scarier to me than paying a few bucks a month.
zantosh@zantosh · Founder and CEO, RideConnect
@benguedj Hi Benjamin, I'm always in the market for a newer easier to use email app but I'm not clear on why you're going to give me something better than Newton, or the Gmail app. For example, looking better is no longer enough - and I don't have a problem with sending email via Gmail or Newton. Do you guys have any more info that sells your product?
Robleh Jama@robjama · Product @Shopify prev.@Tiny Hearts acq'd
@chrismessina @ar_aubry There's (almost) always a business model :) 👍
Akshay Jirage@akshayjirage · CEO Artmarq
@benguedj Great new product! I am a fan of original product and now I am liking it more. Design that just works...
Daniel Williams@xcadaverx
@chrismessina @ar_aubry i can only assume the catch is that they now own the domain that you originally wanted and could have purchased for $10 yourself. No? I mean, if they're 'registering the domain' behind the scene, they now own that name. I'd assume that if you don't keep paying them, then they stop forwarding emails to your original gmail account. Just a guess.
Blair Rorani@blairrorani · I'm a designer who explains things
@benguedj @_jacksmith So instead of a domain that points to Google's mail server it points to your mail server? How is it 'linked' to my Gmail? I have G-Suite mail for my domain - how is your service different / better (apart from price - I can spare $5 / mo for business email). Thanks.
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@blairrorani @benguedj google apps is mainly for having multiple users on a domain; you can manage permissions, share stuff etc etc. this just adds an email address to your normal gmail account without the extras like managing users on a domain etc
Jason Dainter@jasondainter · International doer of things
@kleneway @ar_aubry agree. Saw it, liked the idea, couldnt find the pricing, closed it and assumed it would be one of those services that would become mega expensive later on. Luckily I saw your pot here. Love the concept here, but why not make the pricing super transparent, since its so reasonable.
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Benjamin Guedj
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@benguedj · Designer and co-founder of Nuage
Hi Guys! 💥 Remember us? We launched Nuage 3 months ago. After working on the domain names for the pasts months, we’ve gathered a lot of feedbacks from more than 20.000 domains. We all want a custom email address that reflects our identity, instead of this very common “@ gmail.com”. There is no simple way to do it. Today, we’re introducing Nuage Email. The easiest way to create a custom email, directly linked to your Gmail account. You just pick a name, we do all the hard work. Instant setup, we don’t touch your existing account. No needs to change your habits. Today we decided to offer you unlimited emails, for free. Cool, huh? 😎 Go ahead and come talk with us, and feel free to ask us any question. We’d love to hear from you.
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@benguedj what's actually involved with your tool? it's unclear what changes you're making. during the sign up process you just ask my to auth my gmail account without saying what will happen. i already have my domain emails setup with gmail, but can't remember the steps involved. maybe some mx settings, or forwarding to gmail and then confirming as an additional address nuage has a great simple design btw
Benjamin Guedj
Maker
@benguedj · Designer and co-founder of Nuage
@_jacksmith Our first case is to create domain name + email for people. We register the domain, create a redirection and provide you for free a SMTP server in just few clicks. For people who have already a domain, we will provide MX servers and create redirections for you so you can get emails instantly.
Kevin Leneway@kleneway · CTO / Co-Founder, Haiku Deck
@benguedj This is a really interesting idea. If I understand correctly, you are registering the domains behind the scenes. How are you able to provide unlimited email addresses for free? And will you be auto-renewing them indefinitely? I would love to understand more about what the monetization plan is.
Benjamin Guedj
Maker
@benguedj · Designer and co-founder of Nuage
@kleneway Hey Kevin, you can create unlimited email addresses, which will be free for the first year :-). After the first year, if you have a lot of emails, we will give you a discount.
Pablo@poliukgv · Worona.org Co-founder
@benguedj Really cool product! But I'd love to have a clearer explanation on the pricing model :) I've just signed up, but I haven't been able to find any pricing explanation. @kleneway
Hanis@hanishassim · Engineer
@benguedj how much for an email after the first free year ends? I couldn't find on your site
Arnaud AUBRY
Maker
@ar_aubry · Co-Founder and Technical Dude @Nuage
@hanishassim After the first year, $2 per month per email
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@ar_aubry there's always a catch.
Kevin Leneway@kleneway · CTO / Co-Founder, Haiku Deck
@ar_aubry That's a very reasonable price and simple pricing model. You may want to consider being more upfront about the price. "Free" is always scarier to me than paying a few bucks a month.
zantosh@zantosh · Founder and CEO, RideConnect
@benguedj Hi Benjamin, I'm always in the market for a newer easier to use email app but I'm not clear on why you're going to give me something better than Newton, or the Gmail app. For example, looking better is no longer enough - and I don't have a problem with sending email via Gmail or Newton. Do you guys have any more info that sells your product?
Robleh Jama@robjama · Product @Shopify prev.@Tiny Hearts acq'd
@chrismessina @ar_aubry There's (almost) always a business model :) 👍
Akshay Jirage@akshayjirage · CEO Artmarq
@benguedj Great new product! I am a fan of original product and now I am liking it more. Design that just works...
Daniel Williams@xcadaverx
@chrismessina @ar_aubry i can only assume the catch is that they now own the domain that you originally wanted and could have purchased for $10 yourself. No? I mean, if they're 'registering the domain' behind the scene, they now own that name. I'd assume that if you don't keep paying them, then they stop forwarding emails to your original gmail account. Just a guess.
Blair Rorani@blairrorani · I'm a designer who explains things
@benguedj @_jacksmith So instead of a domain that points to Google's mail server it points to your mail server? How is it 'linked' to my Gmail? I have G-Suite mail for my domain - how is your service different / better (apart from price - I can spare $5 / mo for business email). Thanks.
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@blairrorani @benguedj google apps is mainly for having multiple users on a domain; you can manage permissions, share stuff etc etc. this just adds an email address to your normal gmail account without the extras like managing users on a domain etc
Jason Dainter@jasondainter · International doer of things
@kleneway @ar_aubry agree. Saw it, liked the idea, couldnt find the pricing, closed it and assumed it would be one of those services that would become mega expensive later on. Luckily I saw your pot here. Love the concept here, but why not make the pricing super transparent, since its so reasonable.
Jamie Martin@livejamie · Senior UX/UI at Raven Software
Cool service and nice design but poor execution. The homepage doesn't explain anything that's going to happen. You don't set any expectations. When you're dealing with something as important as somebody's email and domain you need to be more explicit. - How is this being accomplished? - What needs to happen for it to be setup? - What will happen to my gmail/domain? - Do I still own the domain? - How much will this cost now? - How much will this cost in the future? - What type of support is provided? - Do you have access to my email/domiain? It's making a big assumption that I'm going to give you full access to my Google account before having all of these questions answered.
Damien Tsnkff
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@tsnkff · Growth @Nuage
@livejamie Hey Jamie. Thanks for your feedback . In order to be as precise as I can, I'll answer point by point 😁 - If you already don't already own the domain, the domain is registered for you, and we create the email address, and connect it to your Gmail. - You'll receive an email on your new email with the instruction to setup the STMP in order to be able to send email from your new address. - Nothing happens to your Gmail, it says the same. You do own the domain and have full control on it. - In the future it'll cost $2/month per email. But as part of the PH community, the first year is free. - As for the support, we're using Intercom, and our support answer as fast as possible. - We obviously do not have access to your email /domain, except the access required for the setup. Your privacy remains safe. I understand your concern, and we are still working on the clarity of our message. Comments like yours help us improve. By the way, we do not require full access to your Gmail account, and never access/read your emails 😁
Jamie Martin@livejamie · Senior UX/UI at Raven Software
@tsnkff I appreciate the response. :) I wasn't technically asking the questions for myself just thinking of things you'd want to clarify on your homepage in order to communicate your message and be more effective. Best of luck! I've always enjoyed your main product.
Gunaseelan Mani@guna · Product Management, MyRefers
@tsnkff @livejamie You are also offering the registered domain for free. Even if it's for an year, that's a great proposition. You may want to highlight these nuances also. After an year of free usage, are you going to restrict the user from moving to another SP if they prefer to?
Shoukri K.@sharkhacks · Entrepreneur Success.ai
@tsnkff agreed with @livejamie comments. The above should be either on the homepage, or an FAQ page that explains how it works. I landed on your homepage and bounced back here because I wasn't sure if/how it will solve my problem and I do have this problem.
Andreas Duess@andreasduess · CCO, Nourish Food Marketing
Alternatively, just buy your own domain for 10 bucks and then set up Gmail for $5/month. That way you actually own your domain and control your mail. And, Google will also supply you with serious drive space and the google office suite. A far better deal, and well documented.
Arnaud AUBRY
Maker
@ar_aubry · Co-Founder and Technical Dude @Nuage
@andreasduess more than twice the price for an overkill solution. We do provide domain name accredited by ICANN from our Gandi reseller program but we leave you the opportunity to bring your own if you already registered it. GSuite is very nice but a little bit overkill for most of us, and it is $5 per month per email. With Nuage you still use your actual gmail so you can still enjoy how great it is with just what you need on top, a custom email.
Cliff Dailey@cliffdailey · I make things.
@ar_aubry Do you guys own the domain name if I register through Nuage?
Arnaud AUBRY
Maker
@ar_aubry · Co-Founder and Technical Dude @Nuage
@cliffdailey When you register your domain through Nuage, you own your domain, Gandi handle the technical side and we do handle the administrative part. It means that you talk to us but you can do whatever you want with it :)
tom meagher@tomfme · now is good.
@ar_aubry @cliffdailey With some tech knowledge, you can buy a domain (~$10) and use Mailgun (10,000 emails/month for free) to forward/send from Gmail over smtp.
Cliff Dailey@cliffdailey · I make things.
@tomfme Thanks for the info, Tom. With this option, what email address shows up in the recipients "from" field when they receive a message from you? Your original gmail address or the alias one?
Arnaud AUBRY
Maker
@ar_aubry · Co-Founder and Technical Dude @Nuage
@tomfme @cliffdailey This is all about simplicity vs time consuming tasks. When your job is not dealing with technical stuff, it matters. With technical knowledge there is tons of solution to manage your emails.
Grayson Adams@graysonadams · Developer
@ar_aubry @tomfme @cliffdailey Exactly. Most people do not want to have to register their own domain, update their MX records, and verify domain ownership through Google, etc. This is a fast, easy solution that saves everyone time.
Bruno Nascimento@nscmnto · Chief Beard, Barba Brada
@tomfme @ar_aubry @cliffdailey with some knowledge you can also make a pizza, but some people just want it delivered to their home 😎
tom meagher@tomfme · now is good.
@cliffdailey The from field shows up as the alias (receiver will have no idea). Shoot a message to tom@meagher.co if you need help.
tom meagher@tomfme · now is good.
@nscmnto @ar_aubry @cliffdailey Ha completely agree. Some things are more about convenience.
Hanis@hanishassim · Engineer
@tomfme @ar_aubry @cliffdailey as of now, using free mailgun account will not work anymore: "The response from the remote server was: 554 Free accounts are for test purposes only. Please upgrade or add the address to authorized recipients in Account Settings. "
tom meagher@tomfme · now is good.
@hanishassim @ar_aubry @cliffdailey Still works for me. Ping me at tom@meagher.co if you need help.
Shoukri K.@sharkhacks · Entrepreneur Success.ai
Agree with Arnaud here is a problem I faced few months ago. I have GSuite for one domain let's call it 'ABC.com' and I already pay for it 5/month. then I bought another domain for another project I have online "DEF.com". Google won't let me set this up for free, i had to configure this as a separate seat for which I have to pay additional 5/month, and now I have yet another account to login to, calendars to setup, etc. etc. Speaking of which any special handling for Calendar invites?
Thomas Evans@td_evans · COO, EmailOctopus
This is an absolutely fantastic execution for those without sufficient time or technical knowledge. Definitely will be forwarding this to a few mates who always ask me about how I got my email address.
Arnaud AUBRY
Maker
@ar_aubry · Co-Founder and Technical Dude @Nuage
@td_evans That's great to hear!
Christopher Hannah@chrishannah · Swift Developer / Writer
From first glances this seems like a pretty good solution for the less technical minded. I personally use Google Apps for my personal email, but if you're just looking to add an email address to your domain, then it looks like the best option.
Arnaud AUBRY
Maker
@ar_aubry · Co-Founder and Technical Dude @Nuage
@chrishannah thank's for these words :)