How to use a custom email domain with ‌iCloud‌mail

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Which email ID sounds more professional? [email protected] also [email protected]?? The latter, right? And thanks to iCloud +, you can now create custom domains using ‌iCloud‌mail on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Read on to understand what it is and how to do it. Let’s start with the basics.

What is a custom email domain?

In addition to benefits such as private relays, Hide My Email, and additional storage space, iCloud + also offers the ability to set up custom email domains using iCloud Email. Simply put, the part of your email address that follows @ is called your email domain.

Common email domains include gmail.com and outlook.com. However, if you use a different name, such as your website or company name, it’s considered a custom email domain.

There are two main advantages to using a custom domain for your email address.

  • It looks more professional and gives a better first impression.
  • Moreover, you are not limited to a single email host. You can always jump from Google to Yahoo and now to iCloud.

Things to note before you start

  • iCloud + subscription – This feature is only available to iCloud + users, so you need an active subscription to create and maintain your custom domain.
  • domain – You also need an active domain. Like iGeeksblog, we use igeeksblog.com. Such domains can be purchased from web hosting servers such as GoDaddy, HostGator, NameCheap, and Bluehost.
  • Enable 2FA – Make sure your Apple ID has two-factor authentication enabled.
  • iCloud mail – Requires a primary iCloud Mail email address (active Apple ID).
  • Family sharing – Up to 5 other family members can use the service when family sharing is configured. In addition, families can set up custom domains and manage them individually.
  • Domain restrictions – You can use up to 5 personal domains with your iCloud custom email address, and up to 3 personal addresses per domain.

Beta alert – – Do not use your main email address

iCloud Custom Email Domains is currently in beta and is error prone. Therefore, we recommend that you do not use it as your primary or important email address. In addition, do not make any changes to the primary domain to avoid errors.

How to set up an iCloud email custom email domain

Surprisingly, you can create an iCloud Mail custom email domain in any browser. This also means that you don’t necessarily need a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. A Windows device will suffice.

We recommend using either a Mac or a PC, but it requires a lot of steps and shuffling between multiple tabs is much easier on a laptop than on a smartphone.

Enter your domain details in iCloud on your Mac or PC

Note: If you haven’t created your domain / website yet, please do so before proceeding.

  1. Move to beta.icloud.com Log in with your Apple ID.
  2. click account settings..
  3. Scroll down and click management under Custom email domain..
  4. Now select one of the following options:
    • only you
    • You and your family
  5. Enter the domain name and click continue