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Custom domain for Outlook.com

Written by Guillermo Garron .
Date: 2013-06-21 17:00:00 -0400

Every knows that you can use Google server to host email for your company, family or club. It was once free, but know that option has gone and you have to pay a fee in order to host your email solution on Google. Well, Microsoft now offers the same thing Google was offering once.

You can add custom domains to your outlook.com account and use it to manage your club, family or small company emails. Let’s see how to do it.

First go to Microsoft’s domain admin site

Microsoft custom domain dashboard

Click on “get started”

getting started with custom domains outlook.com

Enter the domain you want to add to outlook.com, you will know be given the option to create a new account, or use one you already have. I’m sure you have a hotmail.com account somewhere, use it, or create a new one. But you better use an existing one, or create a new one and verify it in another browser because the process works better if you use an existent account.

Once you sign in you will be given the options to review everything.

Review settings custom domain outlook.com

Now you need to prove the ownsership of the domain you are adding, various options are given to you. Use the one that best works for you, it will depends on where you have the DNS hosted. I will not cover that, as it varies too much from one user to another.

prove ownsership custom domain outlook.com

Once you finish this step with your DNS service provider, you can add accounts to your newly added custom domain in outlook.com. You have up to 50 accounts available, and 25 Giga Bytes on each one.

At the end, you will end up with this nice view. I really like how minimalistic and clean it looks like.

outlook.com clean layout

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