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Friday, September 10, 2021

Set Up Custom Email Domains on iCloud

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Set Up Your Custom Email Domain on iCloud

Sign in to your iCloud account using your Apple ID and password and click “Account Settings.”

Open your iCloud Account Settings

Scroll down to the Custom Email Aliases section and click “Use Custom Email Aliases.”

Click Use Custom Email Aliases

Note: Your button may say “Manage” instead of “Use Custom Email Aliases.”

You’ll be asked if you’d like to set this up for yourself or for you and your family. If you use Family Sharing, this allows each family member to use three email addresses for the domain. Pick “Only You” or “You and Your Family.”

Select Only You or You and Your Family

Enter the domain you want to use and click “Continue.”

Enter your domain

On the next screen, confirm the domain name at the top for Step 1.

Confirm your domain

Then, add any existing email addresses that you use on that domain in Step 2. If you aren’t currently using email addresses on the domain, you can click “Skip.” You can create a new email address after your finish setting up the domain.

Warning: Do not add the email addresses your family members use on that domain because this will attach the addresses to you.

Add your current email addresses on the domain

If you do add an email address, click to “Confirm” that you’ve added all of the addresses necessary. You’ll then be asked to verify it through an email before you can continue. So open your email app and check for the message from Apple.

Confirm that you've added addresses

You’ll receive an email at each address you added. Simply click “Verify” to confirm the email address belongs to you.

Verify your email address

Then, head back to the iCloud screen and click “OK” after you verify the email address.

Email address confirmed

The next step is to copy and update your domain’s records. Click “View” for Step 3 and you’ll see a window appear with the settings you need. You can select and copy the text for each of the records. Then, simply paste them into the correct location for your registrar, such as GoDaddy, or modify your zone file if you manage your own DNS. Click “Done” when you finish.

Copy the domain records

Finally, click “Finish Set Up” for Step 4 and then “Confirm” that you’ve updated your domain’s records successfully.

Confirm you updated the records

After a moment, you should see a confirmation that your domain is ready to use with iCloud Mail. Click “Continue.”

Your domain is ready to use

You’ll then be asked which email address you’d like to use as the default. Choose the address and click “Continue.”

Select your default email address

When you see the subsequent confirmation, click “Done” and you’re finished.

Default email address confirmed

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