Custom Domain for iCloud email?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by ipedro, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. ipedro macrumors 601


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    I've had my email and websites hosted on 1and1 for a decade but I'd like to terminate my site hosting and don't want to keep 1and1 just for the custom email domains.

    Can I use iCloud email masked with my own domains for incoming and outgoing email?
  2. impaler macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2006
    No. That capability existed briefly under MobileMe (iCloud's predecessor), but it's gone. I have a custom domain but use Hover for the email portion - can also use Gmail.
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    impaler is correct.

    I'll add that if iCloud gained that service today I wouldn't use it due to reports of some "spam" being blocked completely with no knowledge of the end user.

    Google Apps is one of the cheapest and easiest to set up. Customer service not great. I have one domain there.

    Microsoft's Office 365 (email hosting version...not the application suite version) will give you Exchange for about the same price but is a little more difficult to set up. No customer service to call for small users. I have one domain there.

    There are third party companies that also host Exchange, such as Sherweb. They're a bit more expensive but you get real customer service. I've set people up with them so that I won't get a lot of email/Exchange problem calls. They're very helpful.
  4. jimthing macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2011
    London, UK (Europe, Earth, Space)
    This is one way of doing it, but not sure about switching domains from 1and1 to Fastmail, as I've never done (likely possible though, surely folks?):

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