ICloud + subscribers can now start using custom domain names with iCloud Mail. The new feature, announced at WWDC 2021 alongside iOS and iPadOS 15, has just been released in beta with support for up to five custom domains.
Support for custom domain names allows you to send and receive email messages to an address that does not end with @ me.com or @ icloud.com. It’s available with any iCloud + subscription, with prices starting at just $ 0.99 per month.
Users can add up to five custom domain names that they own, and each can have up to three addresses, either for themselves or for their family members.
How to use custom email domains with iCloud +
To set up your own custom email domains for iCloud Mail, follow these steps:
Click your name in the upper right corner, then select Account settings.
Scroll to Custom email domain, then click Manage.
Click on Add a domain you own, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.
Apple sends a verification email to the custom email address you add, so in case you’re wondering, this feature can’t be used to create spoofed addresses for domains that users don’t own. not really.
iCloud + coming this fall
Support for custom domain names is one of the many new features coming to iCloud + this fall. Others include Private Relay, a service that hides your IP address when using Safari, and Hide My Email.
Hide my email should not be confused with support for custom domain names. This feature simply creates a random email address, which is forwarded to your primary inbox, which you can use when signing up for things like newsletters.
All features are available with an iCloud + account, including the entry-level 50GB option for just $ 0.99 per month. You can upgrade to 200GB of storage for $ 2.99 per month and 2TB of storage for $ 9.99 per month.