Are you looking for free email hosting for your personal domain or smaill business? Google Apps and Microsoft Outlook used to offer reliable and free email hosting on a custom domain, but they are no longer free. A viable alternative to Google Apps and Outlook is Zoho Mail, and you can have up to 5 free email accounts.
Google Apps used to be an excellent solution for free email hosting, but Google ended free edition (also known as standard or legacy) of Google Apps on 12/6/2012. Also, Microsoft ended free custom email hosting on outlook.com after 10 years of offering in 2014. Nearly all reliable free email hosting providers have converted free version with a premium one, and there are very few options available at present time. Fortunately, Zoho Mail still offers free email hosting, so grab it while you can and hold on to it as long as it's still free. The email providers usually keep legacy account free even after stop offering free services, so we hope Zoho does the same even if they decide to convert free service to commercial version.
How to setup a free email hosting on Zoho Mail?
One of the most reliable free email hosting is currently available from Zoho Mail. They offer AD-free web interface, 5GB/user storage and POP3/IMAP support on free accounts. You may visit Zoho Workplace Price page to sign up for free or premium accounts. Signing up is easy. Just click on the Sign Up button and follow the instruction provided on the Zoho Website.
After choosing a FREE plan, you'll have to add a domain name and sign up an account with Zoho. Zoho requires you to verify your account by sending an SMS message with a verification code.
Once your account is verified, you'll have to verify your domain by either CNAME, TXT or HTML method. Follow the instruction to verify your domain name.
After verifying your domain name, you'll add 2 MX records to your DNS entry and you're all set to use free email hosting from Zoho.
To further enhance your email delivery, you may add SPF and DKIM records. To learn more about email delivery issues, visit email delivery problem explained blog article.
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