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Using Outlook.com as mail server for custom domains, free!

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    Using Outlook.com as mail server for custom domains, free!


    Here's one that might interest people who have their own email domains, a small (<50) number of users, and would like to use Microsoft's mail servers...

    Summary: Microsoftís best-kept email secret is an online tool that allows you to connect any custom domain to its shiny new Outlook.com back end, for personal or business mail. Itís free, and it works amazingly well.
    Why I use Outlook.com for my custom email accounts (and how you can too) | ZDNet

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    I use my own domain with Google docs and they do free email for me. It also works very well.
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    Win 8 64-bit


    Itís an interesting idea for anyone who wants to use a free mail server. Although you can pick up a simple mailbox account for about £9 per year, so they are relatively inexpensive anyway. Not sure whether to think of it as a free mail server for your domain name, or your own domain name for your Outlook.com account.

    One thing to note is that Outlook.com doesnít support IMAP. Therefore, if you wanted to sync mail between multiple devices, all the mail clients would need to support Exchange ActiveSync. Also you donít have a catch all mail address, but it may be possible to use mail forwarding for that.
    Last edited by ARC1020; 18 May 2013 at 09:23.
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Using Outlook.com as mail server for custom domains, free!
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