With iCloud+, you can now use a custom domain with iCloud Mail

Have you ever wanted to use iCloud Mail with a custom email domain? Now you can with iCloud+.

In 2021, Apple rebranded paid iCloud accounts as iCloud+. Though pricing didn't change, the new plus-branded accounts gained some new features, including the ability to use a custom email domain with iCloud Mail.

If you want to turn your device into the best iPhone or iPad for business, getting set up with a custom domain is a great way to give off a professional vibe. In addition, setting it up via iCloud.com means you still get to use Apple's underlying iCloud Mail infrastructure rather than relying on something like Gmail to do the same thing.

How to add a custom email domain for iCloud Mail

To set up a custom email domain in iCloud Mail, you must first ensure you are an iCloud+ subscriber. If you pay for iCloud storage or subscribe to the Apple One bundle, then you are. You also need to have Apple ID two-factor authentication enabled and a primary iCloud email address set up. Further, the domain name you want to use must be owned by you.

If you check the above boxes, you can then follow these instructions to add a custom email domain to iCloud Mail.

  1. Open iCloud.com and log in.
  2. Click on Account Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Manage in the Custom Email Domain section.

  4. Indicate who will use the domain by selecting either Only You or You and Your Family.
  5. Enter the domain name and click Continue.

  6. If you have existing email addresses that use this domain, add them when prompted.
  7. Click View and follow the onscreen instructions to finish setting up your domain.

    Depending on the domain, you may be prompted to sign in to your domain registrar to update your records automatically. Alternatively, you may need to manually update your DNS records.

  8. Choose a default email address to use when you send iCloud Mail.

If you want to share the custom domain name with your family members, you must have Family Sharing set up. In addition, each member of your family who wants to use the custom domain must also have two-factor authentication turned on and have a primary iCloud email address set up.

How to stop using a custom email domain for iCloud Mail

  1. Open iCloud.com and log in.
  2. Click on Account Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Manage in the Custom Email Domain section.

  4. Select the domain you want to stop using.
  5. Scroll to the bottom, click Stop using this domain, and then follow the onscreen instructions.
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