Yandex FREE domain email service26 Apr 2016
As of now (
April 2016 Aug 2019), there are two free domain email services available: Yandex.Mail for Domain (originally in Russian and you need to switch language if you read English) and Zoho Mail Suite, while Microsoft and Google have cancelled their free domain email plans. Yandex is a Russian website and it provides generous quota for free. So I decide to give Yandex a try and note down some steps here.
- Sign up a Yandex account. Be aware, you are creating an account like
email@example.com is a personal thing like gmail, and not necessarily connected to any domain.
- Go to Yandex Mail for Domain, log in using the Yandex personal account to add the domain. Basically we need to add and verify the domain, then set up the DNS. Attention: your personal email will be the administor account for that domain.
- Generate some email addresses like
- Next time, go to Portal @ Yandex.Connect to manage
Some important notes about DNS settings:
DKIMrecord: To find this record, go to the Portal @ Yandex.Connect page, then go to “Email” tab, then go to “DKIM signatures” section. You need to set up a DNS TXT record with
mail._domainkey.example.comas key and
v=DKIM1; k=rsa; t=s; p=...(a long text) as value.
Users should be able to log in the domain email via
I highly recommend this service as it’s free and kind of reliable.