New iCloud+ Custom Email Domain Feature Now Available in Beta
Starting with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, users on a paid iCloud+ storage plan can customize their iCloud email address with a custom domain name, such as [email protected], and the is now available in beta.
iCloud+ subscribers interested in setting up a custom email domain can visit the website beta.icloud.com, select “Account Settings” under its name, then select “Manage” under “Custom email domain”. Users can send and receive email with up to five custom domains, while family members can each have up to three email addresses per domain.
After entering a custom domain on the iCloud website, users can add email addresses they currently use with the domain. Users can also create new email addresses after completing domain setup with iCloud, according to Apple. Note that personalized email addresses should not be used with another Apple ID.
For those who missed the announcement at WWDC in June, iCloud+ is Apple’s new brand for paid iCloud storage combined with new features like iCloud Private Relay and Hide My Email. iCloud+ features are included in iCloud storage plans at no additional cost, with prices remaining fixed at $0.99 per month for 50GB of storage, $2.99 per month for 200GB of storage, or $9.99 per months for 2 TB of storage in the United States.
The ability to use a custom email address for iCloud should not be confused with Hide My Email, a separate iCloud+ feature that allows users to create unique, random email addresses that are forwarded to their inbox. personal information so that they can send and receive emails without having to share their real email address.
(Thanks, Tommaso Armstrong!)