How to Setup Outlook on your Custom Domain ?

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 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 instead of In 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 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 with your sub-domain also by just adding a CNAME record. If you want to access Outlook with you sub-domain like add a CNAME record with a value of This also takes 30 Min – 1 Hour for DNS Propagation.

Step 8 : Now you can logon to or 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.

About Sai Kumar

I + Sai Kumar, is the Founder and CEO of Crunchyhub. I am a Simple guy from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. I writes about Blogging, Technology, Programming etc. Connect with me on Facebook, and also you can also Follow me on Twitter.


  1. Nice Thats great now Microsoft also providing Google apps like service, Thanks for this tutorial i am bookmarking I will configure outlook for my new Domain very soon.
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  2. Microsoft is really taking some good measures.
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  3. Thanks Sai Kumar for this Tutorial to setup outlook on our domain. It is really very helpful.

  4. Its really easy steps share by you Sai bro…..I am going to setup my outlook account for my wordpress blog.
    Thanks for sharing it.
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  5. Very good post. It is neccesary to set up custom email.
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  6. Quite Impressive explanation… Really Love to hear about this post…
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  7. I just loved this method…
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  8. Thanks for the cool tutorial , I have set them up and they work awesome!
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  9. I host my blog with GoDaddy and I also use the GoDaddy email servers for my custom email addresses, but I am fed up with their POP service. If I send an email on my phone, it goes into the “Sent” folder on there, but then when I log on to my computer, the sent message is nowhere to be found. This is not a problem with the service itself, it’s merely a limitation of POP email. If you want to upgrade to IMAP it’s an extra $35 a year and Microsoft Exchange is an extra $9 a month.

    I’m trying to decide whether I want to move to Google Apps or I’m leaning towards Outlook right now since my school uses it for their .edu email addresses and I know that it works smoothly. What are your suggestions?
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  10. Hey,

    Great article.Microsoft is doing great work.You have shared good information with us.


  11. Microsoft is doing a good job…you have explained the steps very neatly..its amazing..thanks for sharing..very useful..

  12. Hi,

    Great work you have done. this is new think for me that how to create the Custom Domain. thank you so much


  13. Nice Article.
    Once all config is done, How to configure & check emails on Outlook ?

    I dont want to go to everytime & login there on webpage.
    Can we check within outlook software ?

  14. Hi,

    I’ve set up my domain with mail. But how to configure the mail account in Outlook 2013.


  15. Thanks for share. Its free right ?
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  16. I have my website already set up at and the emails are already in use by users. Currently i’m migrating my domain to a new host, what should i do so the emails will not be have to be deleted and users can continue using the same mails?

    If i add the mx records on the new host i can continue to use the mails on the same account I had?

    Pls reply its important

    Thanks :)

  17. Nice tutorial, Since Google shut down Google App Standard for custom domain, Now it’s good idea to setup custom domain on Outlook.
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  18. My friend had been hunting for a guide to help him setup mail on Outlook for his domain. Google Apps for Business being premium, he decided to choose this, and this guide has proved to be really helpful to him. Thank you.
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