Hello Guys, I want to share a tutorial on how to setup Outlook with your custom domain. I think you all heard about Outlook.Com a New Email Service of Microsoft. Recently Microsoft unveiled a New Email Service Called Outlook.com which replaces the existing email service Hotmail. We can also say that it is a preview of modern email from Microsoft.
Long ago I have shared a tutorial on “How to Set up Google Apps for your Domain?” where you can setup a variety of Google products like Email, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Talk on your custom domain. In Google Apps you are limited to create a maximum of 10 users in the Free Edition and with a Storage limit of 7GB.
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Like Google Apps you can also configure Outlook Mail on your Custom Domain in few easy and simple steps. So that your Email Id looks like Yourname@yourdomain.com instead of firstname.lastname@example.org. In Outlook.com you can create a maximum of 500 users and they have not mentioned any storage limit for your mail box as of now.
Steps to Setup Outlook on Your Custom Domain :
Step 1 : To Get Started Click here or directly go to domains.live.com. Then you will get a page where you find a word Custom Domains which is in bold. Click on the link Get Started which is below the Custom Domains.
Step 2 : After that you will get a page which asks to enter your custom domain. Enter your domain name in the text field and Select “Set up Windows Live Hotmail for my domain” from the below two options and click on continue.
Step 3 : Here you get a page which asks to assign a domain Administrator. You can sign in with your existing Windows Live Id or Create a new Windows Live ID. Select the option as per your requirement and Click Continue. Here I am selecting the second option because I want to create a new Windows Live Id.
Step 4 : After Signing into your account you will get a page of review settings and asks to accept the agreement. Check your domain, your admin email id and click I Accept.
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Step 5 : After accepting the agreement you will be provided a list of some DNS records. You need to prove domain ownership and you have to Setup Mail by adding some DNS records to your Domain which are provided.
Step 6 : After adding all the DNS records which are given wait for 30 Min – 1 Hour for DNS Propagate. Once the DNS propagation is completed then go to Windows Live Domains site and click on Member Accounts to add New Users.
Step 7 : You can also access Outlook.com with your sub-domain also by just adding a CNAME record. If you want to access Outlook with you sub-domain like mail.yourdomain.com add a CNAME record with a value of go.domains.live.com. This also takes 30 Min – 1 Hour for DNS Propagation.
Step 8 : Now you can logon to Outlook.com or Mail.Yourdomain.com and sign-in with the new branded email id that you have just created and Start Sending Emails.
Follow all the above steps to Setup Outlook Mail on your Custom Domain. If you have any problems/doubts, feel free to share it with us by commenting below, we will do our best to solve the issue for you.