CPA2Biz plans to offer a CPA-branded email service for AICPA members beginning this fall.
Eligible members of the AICPA will be able to get an email account in their own name ending in the cpa.com domain. John Smith, for example, could get the address firstname.lastname@example.org. Members with common names can get variations if their preferred address is already claimed.
AICPA members can order basic email or a business-class offering that includes premier security, access and easy-to-use management tools. Pricing and service details will be announced in coming weeks. The offering will be the first of many to be featured on CPA.com, the new firm services solutions hub for CPA2Biz.
“This is going to be of significant value to sole practitioners because a majority of them are using consumer email services to conduct business,” Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of CPA2Biz, the technology subsidiary of AICPA, said in a press release. The service was announced Tuesday at the AICPA’s annual fall meeting of Council.
“For members of larger firms, as well as those in business and industry, they now have the opportunity to own a portable professional email account,” Asgeirsson noted. “You can keep your CPA.com address as a business email regardless of what firm you work for or which type of accounting you might practice. It can serve you throughout your career.”
Email can be either "forwarded" to another account or accessed directly. Users can go through Outlook to manage their email and calendar. Users will also have web access to their mail and calendar.
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