Why should I use my own domain to send emails?

We highly recommend sending from your own domain, as sending from a free email service providers like Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo can trigger spam filters. 

If you already own a domain and an email address that you can send from (e.g. you@yourdomain.com), verify it in EmailOctopus to start sending from it.

I don’t have a domain or I don’t know what that is

A domain name is the address of your website that people type in the browser URL bar. You can purchase a domain from a domain registrar such as Domain.com, Namecheap or Google Domains. 

I have a domain but it’s not set up to receive email

There are a few different options to add an email address to your existing domain:

Try your domain registrar

If you bought your domain from a domain registrar, like Domain.com, Google Domains or Namecheap, you should be able to add a domain-based email address.

Most domain providers give you the option to include email in your package. It’s worth checking whether the email service is already included in your domain package. 

Try your host

If you bought your domain from the same place you host your website, you should also be able to get a custom domain-based email address there too. BlueHost, HostGator and GoDaddy are all-in-one options that provide domains, hosting and custom emails. 

Try Google Suite or Office 365

Google's Gmail and Microsoft's Outlook.com are the two most popular free email services in the world, but they also offer paid business plans that allow you to use a custom domain for your email.

Once this is done, make sure to verify both the domain and the email address in the EmailOctopus dashboard so that you can begin sending from it.

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