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Should a Lawyer Use Gmail?

Apr 26, 2021 | Cyber Security

Besides the fact that sending an email from a free Gmail email address doesn’t look very professional, your email could also land in the spam folder. Read more to find out more.

How to look unprofessional

Imagine the following: You send a potential client that requested certain information an email using your free Gmail account. You do not hear anything back for over a week, so you sent a follow-up email with a different subject line and without any attached documents. This time, it does not take long to receive a replay, only hear that your first email was sadly never received. After a quick phone conversation with the client, please check again to clarify the situation. Unfortunately, your email landed in the spam folder.

This happened because Gmail quarantined the email due to attaching personal data to fight possible spam. Using a free email account does not just increase the chances of your email landing in a spam folder; it also makes you look very unprofessional.

How to look professional

If you want to enjoy more security and exclusive features for your legal services, you need to start by registering a .LAW domain name, which will enable you to set up your branded email addresses. A domain-customized email address will stand out from the crowd and has the power to show the receiver that you invested in a professional look.

If you want to go a step further, Google’s Workspace is your best choice. The Basic Workspace plan comes with 30 GB of cloud space, including email accounts. You can use all the tools you got to know by using Gmail in the past while looking professional. Free-mail providers do not offer a high level of security, which makes you and your clients vulnerable to cyber-attacks.  For your data’s safety, it also provides email encryption and regularly undergoes independent third-party audits. Gmail confidential mode protects sensitive information from unauthorized or accidental sharing. Confidential mode messages can’t be forwarded, copied, printed, or downloaded.


A free Gmail email address is a good option for people with no need for a business email address and use it to communicate with family and friends. For you, the Google Workspace Suite and a professional email address with your .LAW domain name is the way to go.