[Video & Screenshots] I've found that many are still searching for alternatives on how to use your branded domain for email. The giants in the game like Google Apps are no longer offering a free account (some still have a grandfathered account) and also Outlook.com (domain live manager) ended that party last summer. ZOHO Mail has been the quite little engine in the background that stuck to it's core competencies offering a suite of products to individuals and small businesses a like. Their free account is free of Ads and offers 10 inboxes (5gb ea) and the ability to tie in other programs like their CRM, Calendar, and Password Storage – Vault.
ZOHO email is pretty easy to set up and I've done this for a handful of people when they are looking for more products and flexibility than using their hosts email servers. One could argue that mixing your hosting and email together is a recipe for issues down the road because if one goes out… they both do. Not like that has ever happened to anyone I knew before…. hrmmm.
I have a quick video on how to set up ZOHO. Due to time, I wont' be able to step you through each registrar out there but will try to give you a few screenshots to help. I'll use for my video Hostgator / cPanel which is a common “look” amongst most hosting/registrar companies. The concept is the same no matter what company you have.
How To Set UP ZOHO Mail Video
I recommend to watch the video first and then back fill with any information below. 🙂