Tutorial to learn how to make free custom email address for your own domain. In this tutorial i am using Godaddy ( Domain registration provider) and Zoho ( Ad Free email service).

So how to get a custom email domain for free?
First Create a Free account in Zoho Mail (Free Plan).
Free plan

  • 5 GB/User mail storage
  • 5GB shared doc storage
  • You can host 1 domain (per you email)
  • 10 users (thats mean you can create 10 custom email address based on your domain.

After complete new signup, you need to verify your domain name.
3 methods are available to verify your domain name. They are

  • CNAME method
  • TXT Record Method
  • HTML Method

They provide different tutorials for godaddy, 1 & 1, Blue Host, Enom, Hostgator, register.com, name.com, Yahoo domains, Euro DNS, square space, WordPress DNS and Cpanel DNS.

After verification complete, create or add email users and custom email address.
Next MX records of your domain to receive emails.
That’s all.

Zoho: cannot receive email (Solved)

Now i complete domain based custom email address for my email as your instructions. I can send emails to any persons include gmail address. but i cannot receive email from other ones like gmail address.
So how to solve this problem?

In order to receive email from others for your custom domain based email address, you need to configure MX records for email delivery.

They already provide detailed guides to configure MX records for various domain based services such as GoDaddy, 1 & 1, Enom, Euro DNS, cPanel, Hostgator, BlueHost, WordPress, SquareSpace, Name.com, Network Solutions, Yahoo and Register.com.