Create custom domain Email with Zoho Mail

Creating a custom domain email address is essential for any business who owns a website. (And of course, every business should have their own website!) However, most services charge a monthly subscription fee for allowing you to host your emails with your own domain.

Zoho Mail helps users to create custom email ID with your own domain name. In other words, Zoho Mail is free and will let you create email ID like [email protected]

Read more: Setup a free custom domain email on Yandex

1. Signing up for Zoho Mail

Go to Zoho Mail page and click on GET STARTED FREE PLAN

Enter your preferred domain name and select an Sign up with a domain I already own

Fill in all the necessary details and click Sign Up.

Enter the unique verification code sent to your mobile number. This process helps to verify your account with Zoho.

2. Setting up Zoho Mail

Once you’re done with the above steps, the message should read that you have verified your domain with Zoho.

Select your domain’s DNS Manager from the drop down box which gives a list of popular DNS Hosts.

Login in with your username and password in your DNS host page

Copy the “zb******** code” (unique for each domain) generated in your Zoho account and paste it in the “Host” field. Enter “” under the “Points To” field in your DNS Records, and click the “Save” button.

Once you’ve saved the record, the CNAME will be added successfully. Click on “Proceed to CNAME Verification” and click “Verify Now”.

Zoho Mail provides three different verification methods for you to choose from:

  • CNAME Method – Add a unique ‘CNAME’ record specified by us in the domain’s DNS Manager.
  • TXT Record Method – Add a specific TXT Record, in the given format in the domain’s DNS Manager
  • HTML Method – Upload the given HTML file in the specific folder as provided in our instructions, under the root of your website.

Now, you can create your respective business e-mail id(s) with your domain by clicking on “Create Account”.

You can “Proceed to Add Users” from your organization or skip this step for later. Users can be added later by logging into as the Administrator or Super Administrator.

Creating Groups to seamlessly co-ordinate within the organization is an easy task thereafter.

Configuring Email Delivery can be done by adding your MX Records.You will be able to receive emails in your Zoho mailbox only after you add the MX Records.

After you’re done adding the record, your page for “Configure Email Delivery” should read that your MX Records are pointed to Zoho servers.

3.Essential Configurations

Adding DKIM & SPF

  • record: TXT
  • Name: @
  • Value: v=spf1 ~all
  • record: TXT
  • Name: 3434._domainkey
  • Value: k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQE

Use the following IMAP, POP3, SMTP config and Mobile App for the custom email client.

Happy mailing!

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