How To Create Free Domain Email Using Zoho Mail in Next 7 Minutes

A few years back, G Suite was my choice of service for creating domain-specific business email addresses. But last year, they shut down their free sign-up, and now you need to pay for every email account on GSuite.

For those looking for free domain-specific email options, you still have a couple of options, such as using your domain provider or using cPanel to create a free email account or using Zoho mail.

I discovered Zoho Mail’s free domain email address feature a few days back, and it’s indeed something which you will love. They also have a premium option (With additional features), but if your requirement is up to 10 users, the free version will suffice your need. In this detailed guide, I will show you how to set up your domain Email address for free using ZohoMail.

Step by Step Guide to Create Business Email using ZohoMail:

The signup and set process are easy and it took me only 7 minutes to complete all the steps.  To get started, go to their free mail signup page here and enter your domain email address.

Click on Add domain and on next page, fill up the sign-up form. You can add any email address (For example here I added “admin”), you can use your name or anything else. You can always add 9 more email accounts in the free plan.

On the next page, you will get a confirmation for your sign up for the free lite plan. Here is a screenshot of my confirmation page:

Verifying Domain ownership on ZohoMail:

Click on “Proceed to verify domain ownership” and you will be taken to the page to verify domain ownership. They have three options for now “CNAME, TXT and HTML file upload“. HTML method is the simplest as you just need to download and upload a file to your root-server.  Moreover, HTML verification is the fastest.

You can use the cPanel FTP manager or FileZilla on the desktop to connect to your web server. Here is a guide to learning using FileZilla FTP.

Once you have verified your domain using any of the three methods, you will get a success message like below, and you need to continue with the business email setup.

Update MX record of completing Zoho business Email setup:

One important step which you need to do to enable your business email is to update the MX record. Click on Change MX record, which will show you what MX record you need to use to enable it on your website.

In this case, my above site is hosted on Hostgator, so I will



This article was written by Harsh Agrawal and originally published on ShoutMeLoud.

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