Zoho Mail Best Alternative to Google and Microsoft for Custom Domains

Last Updated On : Saturday, March 12, 2016
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Zoho Mail the best alternative for Google/Microsoft mail for custom domains. Zoho.com is a famous online business, productivity applications service provider. More than 25+ online applications are launched by Zoho. One of the application is Zoho Mail, where they offer a lot of features. Zoho Mail service was used by many companies. If you want to set up a good mail service for your domain, then i suggest Zoho Mail.


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Why Zoho Mail ?

You may ask why should i need to go with Zoho, instead of Google, Microsoft.

Google : Few Years before Google offered a free mail service for custom domains and recently Google terminated the service for free and they launched “Google Apps for Business”, where you can use the mail service with billing according to your usage.

Microsoft : After Google terminated the free mail service for custom domains, maximum number of users switched to Microsoft and they provided free service for custom domains, but few days back Microsoft stopped the service for users and for the existing domains you will no longer be able to add or remove accounts in your domain. Like Google, Microsoft also made the service as paid and named it as “Office 365 subscriptions”

Check the official Announcement from Microsoft :
Outlook.com no longer offers support for new custom domain sign ups. New customers looking to manage custom domains are encouraged to use Office 365, Microsoft’s premium online service, which also includes enterprise-class mail, collaboration and communication tools.

If you currently use custom domains with Outlook.com

We will continue to support the ability to log in to Outlook.com with your existing custom domain email address, but in the future, you will no longer be able to add or remove accounts in your domain.

Free of Cost :

Now both Microsoft and Google are providing mail service as per the subscription packages. Many small website owners are not able pay for the mail service. But Zoho Mail still offering Free mail service for custom domains with many features. Below are some of the features offered free from Zoho for Custom Domains.

Free Features for Custom Domain Mails in Zoho:

  • Ad-Free – One of the notable feature is it offers advertisement free service.
  • 5 Users – You can add 5 users to your Domain under Zoho Mail Service.
  • 5 GB/User – Each user can avail up to 5 GB of mailbox size
  • 5 GB(Shared) – 5 GB of shared space available for Docs.
  • Anti Virus & Spam Filtering
  • IMAP / POP3 Access
  • Push mail (MS Exchange ActiveSync)
  • Integrated Calendar, Tasks, Notes Apps
  • Desktop Sync
  • 100 MB File Size Limit
  • SSO
  • SSL Encrypted Transmission
  • Two-Factor Authentication

Above listed are the important features in Zoho Mail for custom domains. Also you can import the mails from popular mail service providers.

Requirements to get Zoho Mail for Custom Domain:

Only one thing you need to get the Zoho Mail on your domain is the Domain Name which you can buy from any Domain Sellers.

I recommend Zoho Mail for small website owners and bloggers to make use of the this free service.

Check How To Setup Free Zoho Mail Service for Custom Domain