I have this question is it stupid to use a shared hosting to host my domain for only my email address not for a website.


It's not inherently stupid, especially if you think you might eventually have a web site also, but it is probably a waste of money. There are companies that provide email-only hosting for significantly less than the web+email hosting that you wouldn't even be using most of. Just do a basic search for "email hosting." It's likely the web host you're already looking at, or your registrar, have services for it.

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    Cheaper and probably better on many levels...
    – JCL1178
    Jan 24 '13 at 3:50
  • Yeah, I know that some hosts don't especially like mail hosting and would quietly prefer you make separate arrangements for it. But it's kind of anecdotal so I left it out.
    – Su'
    Jan 24 '13 at 3:51

You're going to need hosting of some sort. My suggestion would be get an email specific hosting service. For example, rackspace offers email hosting for $2/month.

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