How do I set up email with Domain.com?

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Set up email with Domain.com

We have partnered with the team at Domain.com to offer you email at $11.88 per year. The price is per domain name, and allows for up to 10 email addresses. Their Deluxe Email plan is $23.88 per year for one domain, and allows for up to 25 email addresses.

Once you set up your email only account, you will only need to update the DNS records through Homestead so that the MX record points to Domain.com’s mail server.

Important: When you set up an account with Domain.com any previous emails that have been in our system will be lost. It’s best to first set up your account with an email client and download or save any messages. You can follow the steps to back up your email.

Also, if you download all of your mail to an external mail client such as MS Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc., you can set up your new email with Domain.com using an IMAP connection, or using a Business Email license ($4.99 additional fee per month per email address) to sync the mail back up to our mail server. Domain.com has a fantastic customer support team that is well versed in how to handle both of these scenarios

To set up an email only account on Domain.com, simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to Domain.com

  2. Click Add to Cart in the Email section.



  3. You will be prompted whether or not you are already a Domain.com customer, select No if applicable.



  4. Enter the domain name you plan to use for email in the Use an Existing Domain Name field and click Add Now.



  5. Proceed to the shopping cart, enter billing and contact information and press CHECK OUT to complete the order.

  6. When the order has completed, you will be sent an email to update your account password.

  7. Once you have logged into the account, you can proceed to Mail Central to create your email addresses.
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Where do we change the MX record in Homestead? Doesn't this take 24-48 hours to become effective? What happens to email in the meantime (if so)?
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You can update your MX Records by logging into your account at Homestead.com

Click Domains > Advanced DNS Settings > Edit.

You're right. It can take up to 24 hours. However, we have seen customers that are up and running in 5 minutes and for most it's less than an hour.

Hope that helps!
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Do you know what the MX record should be to point to Domain.com?
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Are you going to discount your charges to us for no longer providing email services?

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