CPA2Biz has announced several improvements to its CPA.com Email Solutions, an email service for members of the American Institute of CPAs who want to highlight their professional designation in digital communications. Almost 2,000 CPAs have signed up for the service since it launched a little more than a year ago.
CPA.com Email Solutions offers a more professional alternative to consumer services such as Yahoo!, Hotmail or AOL Mail. Available exclusively to AICPA members, users get a personal email address that combines their name with the CPA.com domain (YourName@CPA.com). The service is available in two variations: a business-class offering for $95.95 a year, and a $29.95 a year message-forwarding option that works with an AICPA member’s existing email account.
“We’re pleased with the growing number of members taking advantage of this service,” said Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of CPA2Biz, the technology subsidiary of the AICPA. “A strong digital brand isn’t an option in today’s competitive environment, it’s the starting point. We’ll continue to work to build a better product and a better value for AICPA members.”
Recent improvements to the full-featured version include:
- Five gigabytes of free online storage through Google Drive, which allows users to securely store and share files. This is in addition to the 25 gigabytes of mail storage space that comes standard with an account.
- Access to Google Talk, which enables video and message chat functions from your desktop and the ability to send and receive files. When using either Google Drive or Google Talk, files are delivered through your CPA-branded account.
In addition, subscribers to the forward-only service can now upgrade to the full-feature version at any time.
CPA.com Email Solutions won a CPA Practice Advisor Innovation Award for 2012, and was also named a Top New Product the same year by Accounting Today. The business-class offering includes full Contacts and Calendar functionality, anti-spam and antivirus protection, and the ability to access and manage messages from Microsoft Outlook, webmail and mobile devices.