Have you purchased a web domain for your WordPress blog/site?
In general, WordPress provides default domain to be used with your blog. For example, mohamadkarbi.wordpress.com. When you add a domain, you have additional address to be used with your blog; for example, mohamadkarbi.com.
You can purchase a domain directly from WordPress or from any other registrar and connect it in the settings area.
Another post might be needed for more discussion about domains and registrars. Right now, I’m only concentrating on getting a custom email with your domain – for example, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WordPress provides a forward ability under domain settings. So, you can create a forward email in settings and forward it to your Gmail. In Gmail, you can setup a reply as… So, all emails sent to email@example.com will be forwarded to my gmail; and from gmail, I can reply as firstname.lastname@example.org
If you got your domain from another registrar, most of them provide inbox where you can create emails and aliases… However, this method is not usually recommended for spamming issues… (this is another story). It might be better to go with email hosting dedicated providers.
Here, you buy an email hosting from a provider and then connect the mail inbox to your domain through something called DNS records in your domain settings.
Nothing can compete with Microsoft 365 for sure. But I hate it and Google for personal use. Not to mention that they are bloated with things I don’t use. The rest are either incomplete, slow (web or Dav things), complicated, missing features, or DKIM issues…
Very reliable one. I just don’t like their Bridge app. Their overkilling privacy paranoia affects flexibility… Calendar and contacts are still beta and it’s not clear yet if they’re going to be available outside their own application(s) which makes it impossible to synchronize with the phone’s…
It combines flexibility and privacy. Very smooth and easy experience, fast web, reasonably quick support, reasonable cost, and of course contacts/calendar sync. My only complaint is calendar invitation works only on web version.
Exactly as intended. I mean if you want a service (contacts, mail, and calendar) that works on all platforms and with all clients… The only issue is that there is no 2FA. Indeed there is one for web only not IMAP or Caldav/Carddav which makes it useless for me. Another issue, its DKIM records won’t work on WordPress.com as the maximum DNS TXT field length is 255 characters.
More that I haven’t tested fully:
- Fastmail (emails sent to Microsoft don’t reach).
- Runbox (calendar still in beta)
- Thexyz (very nice and generous people. However, it’s an Exchange service no IMAP/CalDav or CardDav)
- Zoho (I try to avoid anything related to them, to Google, and to Microsoft)
Yet I tried my best to simplify the topic, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll do my best to assist too..
So, do you use custom domain email?
Did you know that when you use such, you can easily change your hosting from Mailfence to Mailbox or to TheXYZ, etc without the need to change your email. That’s, email@example.com is the same for all no matter where I host it.