How to Set Up Email at Your Domain for Free With Zoho Mail

MakeUseOf | 7/16/2019 | Akshata Shanbhag
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An email address that ends in has a sweet ring to it. Luckily, it’s easy enough to get such a personalized address for free with Zoho Mail. We’ll show you exactly how to go about it, right after we outline the prep work you need to do.

Before you can configure Zoho to host your email at a vanity URL, you’ll need to buy the URL or domain from a domain name registrar. Here are the registrars we recommend:

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Your website needs a recognizable domain name. Let's look at some of the best domain name registrars to start your website.

Zoho itself has a domain name registration service. If you decide to go with that, you can skip this step and buy the domain name through Zoho during the email hosting setup process.

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For the purposes of our tutorial, let’s assume you already have a domain ready to go.

Note: Web hosting plans usually include email hosting too. So if you’ve paid for such a plan to set up a website, you don’t need Zoho to host email at your domain. But you can sign up for an account anyway if you want to make use of Zoho’s feature-rich suite of email and other cloud-based apps.

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Certain domain name registrars—for example,—let you add various popular services to your domain in a few clicks. Check with your registrar if it has such a simple setup process for email hosting with Zoho.

If it does, you can skip this tutorial and go with that alternative setup method to save some time. If it doesn’t, follow the steps below to configure Zoho Mail manually to manage email at your custom domain. Your setup experience might vary slightly if you’re using a region-specific version of Zoho such as

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