The email for this domain was previously hosted on Feishu, but due to inconvenience in logging in (requires phone verification and does not support iOS and iPadOS browsers - although it's just a matter of changing the user agent), it was not convenient.
I tried to see if I could host the domain on a few of the main email services I usually use: Outlook.com supports custom domains after subscribing to 365, but since I'm in a family group, only the administrator can set it (the personal version doesn't have this restriction); QQ Mail, these features used to be free, but now they require a membership, and the fees are not low (over 20/month).
In the end, I chose Apple's iCloud as the domain email service, this feature requires a subscription to iCloud+ (both personal and family versions are available, and I am in the family version).
Setup and Usage#
Go to the iCloud backend (using the web version here).
Click on Custom Email Domain.
For the family version, select Only Me if you are in a family group.
Here you can add to transfer the content of the old email. If you are setting up from scratch or do not have this requirement, select None.
Familiar DNS resolution settings, note that some DNS service providers do not support the trailing symbol, so remove it, it doesn't matter.
After making the changes, go back for verification, which means the setup is complete.
As for specific usage, it is no different from a regular iCloud email (laughs).
Third-party Client Settings#
This is a relatively unique point. You cannot directly log in to a third-party email client using the custom domain email set in the settings. You need to log in with your iCloud account's primary email and then separately set the sender's address.
- Incoming Mail Server: imap.mail.me.com
- Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.mail.me.com
- Use App-Specific Password for the password (Apple's documentation explains it clearly).
Each account has 5 domains and each domain has 3 addresses. It may not compare to professional domain email services, but it is convenient, especially for Apple ecosystem users. If you happen to have an iCloud+ subscription, you can give it a try.