How to Set Up Custom Email Domains with iCloud Mail on iPhone
With the release of iOS 15.4, Apple added the ability for users on paid iCloud+ plans to create custom email domains directly on their iPhone. This article explains how it’s done.
When you subscribe to iCloud+ (prices start at $0.99), you can use custom domains to send and receive email with iCloud Mail. This means that if you have a personal domain name, you can configure iCloud Mail to use it when sending or receiving mail so that your recipients see mail from your personalized email address.
For example, if you run a business, you could use a custom email address such as “[email protected]” to send and receive emails using iCloud Mail, and the emails would be addressed and sent from the custom domain, giving them a more professional feel than an address ending in “iCloud.com”.
You can use iCloud Mail to send and receive email with up to five personal domains, with up to three email addresses per domain. If you share iCloud+ with your Family Sharing group, you can also share your email domain with them. Everyone in your Family Sharing group can add a custom domain, choose whether or not to share it, and manage the email addresses they use with that domain.
Here’s how to add a custom email domain on an iPhone running iOS 15.4.
- Launch it Settings app on your iPhone.
- Tap your Apple ID banner at the top of the menu.
- Faucet iCloud.
- Faucet iCloud Mail.
- Faucet Custom email domain.
- Under ‘Add a custom email domain’, tap Add a domain.
- A screen will appear asking who will be using the domain you want to add. Select either Only you Where You and your family.
- On the next screen, if you have existing email addresses configured with the domain, select Existing email addresses. Otherwise, select No email address.
- Enter the domain name you want to use with iCloud Mail.
- Faucet Continue when prompted to sign in to iCloud.com and set up your domain.
- Under your domain name, tap The next step.
- If you have existing email addresses that you currently use with the domain, tap the plus button next to your name and enter the address, then touch Add an email address. An email will be sent to this address – find the email and follow the instructions to verify.
After following these steps, you will receive an email to your iCloud mail with the information you need to update the records on your domain registrar’s website. After changing your registrar’s records, you’ll be prompted on iCloud.com to confirm that it’s done, and then iCloud will test that the verification was successful. Note that you can manage your custom email domains from the iCloud.com website once they’re set up.