These were: Domain registrars, go figure, don't like to see you go. That is something to look for. Those who want to manage their own custom domains via best keep their fingers crossed that the scheme doesn't get derailed at the last minute. You'll need to upgrade to and use Office 365. More mailbox storage is also included, as is advanced security against email threats, including a feature for scanning attachments and checking incoming links. So when you attempt to transfer a domain from them to a new registrar, you meet some resistance. As a Microsoft partner, this registrar should provide a fairly seamless experience, or so I thought.
Are they really using Exchange online with this method? It's essentially stuck with what's presently configured on or before the date of July 31. Unfortunately, none of the documentation differentiates between Home and the business plans, but there is obviously a difference in the administrative options when you look at the screen caps provided at the link. That said, both Hotmail and Gmail do offer custom domain support as well, though in the case of those services, that's the exception not the rule. So for family of 4 that's about 160 Euro without taxes. But they don't go down without a fight.
Does Microsoft have any future plans to include this functionality? Microsoft had 30+ years to refine the experience but basic things like sharing calendars between organisations, shared address books, etc are still a complete mess. And one of the more important, right up front, is the ability to associate your own top-level domain with the service. I already have Office 365 Home or Personal. I'll explore this topic further in a future article in this series. So I initiated a second domain transfer, this time from Go Daddy.
I'd just do the 365 Home subscription with a different email, like a Gmail address or something, then set up the new 365 account for Exchange Online with the example. In the coming months, we'll be introducing additional premium Outlook. By default, Office 365 will assign the same user names from whatever. You can purchase your own domain from a domain registrar, such as GoDaddy. I mean, they have to let you go. That is, Microsoft was specifying certain settings names and associated values to apply that I needed to configure on the registrar's site.
Activate Office with the Gmail address then add the Exchange account to Outlook. Ars may earn compensation on sales from links on this site. WalkingCat, an often active source of tech rumours on Twitter, stumbled across Microsoft's pilot page for the service as spotted , which spills the full details of what Outlook. Domain transfers are initiated from the new registrar. Microsoft today announced that its Outlook.
I spoke with 3 different people via chat who all said we could use personal domains with 365 Home, but no one has actually been able to tell me how to do it yet. This isn't completely Microsoft's fault, and much of the blame lies with the bizarre and arcane world of Internet domain registration. From this screen, you can change the account's user name. You can ignore this article and continue using the service post-July. Microsoft recently made it so new domains could no longer be added to Outlook. As part of this year's tech consolidation work, I'm starting to consolidate my own domains on , which was recommended to me by Rafael Rivera, my Windows Secrets co-author.
In this video I'll show you how to set up your email. You must have first registered this domain with a domain name registrar such as , , , , , , or whichever registrar you prefer. I know it's not the most profitable thing in the world but it's a great way to get the whole family using Microsoft ecosystem. These premium email features include an ad-free inbox, enhanced protection against malware and phishing, larger mailbox sizes, and premium customer support. But this recommendation came only after I reached out for help after my initial troubles configuring a domain with Office 365.
With this approach they can actually provision all the user directly on O365 with. In any event, whether you represent a company of any size , a small group or very small business, or yourself as an individual, one of the most basic tasks you'll want to do when signing up for Office 365 is configure it to use a custom domain for email purposes. They are hosted by a company that also provides mail service, and both are currently pointed to Google Apps accounts so we can send and receive email from our Gmail accounts using these custom domains. . And it went through within minutes once I clicked on it. After pounding my head repeatedly into the keyboard--no, this didn't work either--I discussed the problem with Rafael.