• Free Business Email Address Account Using Zoho mail

    If you are a blogger or just a small business entrepreneur website owner and want to create a free professional email address for your website domain then here is the solution. Gmail is also offerings the business email account but at INR 1500 per year but there are some email services equivalent to Gmail such as Zoho mail those provides a free business email address. Email address with your own domain name improves your presences and trust of customers like Heyan@how2shout.com looks more professional than Heyan@gmail.com.

    In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to get a free business email address using ZOHO Mail if you have an existing domain. Also, we are going to show you how to connect your free business email account to your existing Gmail account. So, that you don’t need to login to third party email service to manage the emails. From just one Gmail account you can manage both personal and business email accounts.

    Zoho is the best free email service that provides truly free email business accounts without any cost. Also, they offer total 50GB space along 25 Free Business Email Address accounts each with 5GB storage. The free plan of ZOHO is enough for bloggers and small business holders.

    How to Get a Free Business Email Address account from Zoho mail

    Step 1. Signup to Zoho Mail Account

    Visit  Zoho.com and from the top select the option “Business Email”. After selecting click on Signup button.

    Zoho mail sign up

    Step 2: Verify Domain with Zoho Mail

    The second thing is to verify your Domain by using the CNAME, TXT or HTML method. As shown in screenshot ZOHO will provide drop down box from where you can choose your Domain to provide like mine is Godaddy, so I have chosen it and to get the CNAME and Destinations values.

    Zoho mail DNS configuration

    Step 3: How to Add CNAME records in a GoDaddy hosted Domain

    If your domain hosted with Godaddy or wiht any other hosting service follow theses steps to add the CNAME records. then fIf the DNS Manager for your domain is hosted with GoDaddy follow the below steps to add a CNAME and verify the domain.

    1. Login to your GoDaddy DNS Manager >> My Account >> Domains.
    2. Expand Domains and click the Manage DNS button across the domain, which you want to verify by CNAME in Zoho.
    3. The DNS Manager page opens with the existing DNS records information.
    4. Scroll down to view and click the Add button to add a DNS Record
    5. In the Add DNS record, select ‘CNAME‘ from the DNS Record Type dropdown.
    6. In the Host field, provide the zb******* the unique zbcode generated for your domain in Zoho Mail.
    7. In the Points To field, provide zmverify.zoho.com and click Save.

    Zoho-mail-godaddy-cname

    You have now added the CNAME successfully. Generally, if you are adding the CNAME for the first time, it gets effective within a few minutes. However, in some cases, you may have to wait for a while, and then click Verify by CNAME button in the Zoho Mail Setup wizard to proceed further.

    Step 4:  Add the company users

    The Zoho mail provides  25 free business email addresses and in this step, you have to create admin email address that also serves as your login.  After adding the user the next step is to “Create Groups”.  You can create email accounts for employees and their groups here.

    Zoho mail free email address

    Step 5: Adding Zoho mail MX Records

    After verifying the domain now you need to add the MX records into your Domain DNS records so that the Zoho can deliver the emails using your domain. Mx records for free email address

    Configure MX Records for Email Delivery – GoDaddy

    1. Login to your GoDaddy DNS Manager >> My Account >> Domains.
    2. Expand Domains and click the Manage DNS button across the domain, which you want to verify by CNAME in Zoho.
    3. The DNS Manager page opens with the existing DNS records information.
    4. Scroll down to view and click the Add button to add a DNS Record
    5. In the Add DNS record, select ‘MX‘ from the DNS Record Type dropdown.
    6. In the Host field, provide the @ to denote the default domain for email delivery.
    7. In the Points To field, provide mx.zoho.com, and in ‘Priority‘ field select 10 and click Save.
    8. Click Add record again to add another MX record with value mx2.zoho.com and Priority 20.
    9. Similarly, repeat the steps to add the third MX record with value mx3.zoho.com and Priority 50.

    Zoho-mail-free-godaddy-mx Free Business Email Address

    You have successfully added MX records for your GoDaddy hosted domain. You can check the MX records for the third party tool www.mxtoolbox.com,  a third party tool to check the DNS records of a given domain.

     

    Step 6: After adding the Mx records, it may take few minutes to 30 minutes to take effect. The next step SPF/DKIM, to set up SPF, copy the SPF record and add it to your domain DNS in the TXT records as shown in the screenshot.

    free ZOHO mail setup

    Zone file edit for freee email address

     

    The last two options are the Email migration which can be used to migrate your emails from your previous email clients and the other one is Mobile apps which give you link to download Zoho mail apps for Google Android and iPhone. Now you have completed all setup to get your free professional business email account address.

    Also read: 6 Productivity Apps Android for Small Business Owners

    Step 7: The Zoho mail address will start sending and receiving an email from your new business email address.

     

    Zoho mail free business email address dashboard professional

    We hope you like this tutorial on Free Business Email Address, to give a more professional look to your blog and business. Whether you are a blogger, small business, e-commerce store or something else this method will help you.  After setting up ZOHO mail you can forward your all emails to your personal Gmail account to manage all personal and business emails from a single Gmail account. For doing this please read the following article.

    How to Forward All Zoho Emails to Gmail Account

    If you stuck anywhere while setting up the free professional business email address, please comment, we will give you the best possible solution.

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    1. prasad varma August 4, 2018

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