How to use an email with a custom domain on iCloud – Tecnoblog

THE iCloud started to allow the use of own domains for those who subscribe to iCloud+. Through the new setting, iPhone, Mac and iPad users can create custom addresses to use for email, FaceTime and more. Find out below how to use and set up a custom domain email in iCloud.

Find out how to set up a custom domain for email on iCloud (image: publicity/Apple)
Find out how to set up a custom domain for email on iCloud (image: publicity/Apple)

The new configuration was implemented in 2021 with the arrival of iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey. Thus, it is possible to have addresses like [email protected] instead of using the domains “” or “”. But to have access to the settings, you must meet some requirements:

Necessary time: 10 minutes.

If you meet all the requirements, now just get your computer and perform the following steps to configure the domain:

  1. Access iCloud ( on your computer

    Access iCloud through your computer’s browser and click on “Account Settings”;Access iCloud ( on your computer (Image: Reproduction/Tecnoblog)

  2. Click on the “Manage” button

    Now just click on the “Manage” button in the “Custom email domain” section and then on the “Add a domain you own” button;press the button

  3. Choose who can use the domain

    The custom domain can be used either by you alone or by other family members who are part of Family Sharing. Select the desired option;Choose who can use the domain (Image: Reproduction/Tecnoblog)

  4. Enter the domain that will be used in the email

    After entering your domain, click on “Continue”;Enter the domain that will be used in the email (Image: Reproduction/Tecnoblog)

  5. Enter existing emails or proceed

    If you already have an existing email account with that domain, enter it and follow the instructions provided by Apple. Otherwise, click on “No email address” to proceed with the configuration;Insert existing emails or proceed (Image: Reproduction/Tecnoblog)

  6. Access your domain records

    Click “View” to access domain records. Important: do not share this data with anyone;Access your domain records (Image: Reproduction/Tecnoblog)

  7. Set up records on your domain

    Now it’s time to enter the records in Cloudflare,, GoDaddy and similar services. It is worth remembering that the procedures for this step vary from service to service;Configure the records in your domain (Image: Reproduction/Tecnoblog)

  8. complete setup

    If everything is ready, just click on “Finish configuration”. Afterwards, you will get the warning “Your domain is ready to be used with Mail from iCloud”;Complete the setup (Image: Playback/Tecnoblog)

  9. Choose a default email for your account

    iCloud will ask you to choose a default email for your account. But remember: if your new domain isn’t there, that’s fine, as it will be configured in the next step. It is also possible to change the account’s default email at another time;Choose a default email for your account (Image: Reproduction/Tecnoblog)

  10. Create your new email address

    If you have not set up an email address, click the “+” button, enter your new email address and confirm.Create your new email address (Image: Reproduction/Tecnoblog)

That’s it, now just use the new email address to send messages, chat on FaceTime and more. You can also use it as the default option in iCloud Mail, as I explain in the next topic.

How to change iCloud default email?

After the custom domain is set up, you can also choose the new email address to be used as the default account option. To do this, simply perform the following steps in your computer’s browser:

  1. Access iCloud ( from your computer;
  2. Open Mail;
  3. Click on the gear icon and access the “Preferences” of the email;
  4. In “Newsroom”, choose the desired email in “Set default address”;
  5. Press “OK” to complete.

The configuration option is also available on the iPhone. To do this, simply access the iCloud settings, enter the “iCloud Mail” section and tap on “Email”, within the “iCloud Account Information” section. Now just choose the new default email to complete the procedure.

How to remove a custom domain from iCloud?

Apple also offers an option to remove the custom domain. However, it is important to point out that, when removing it from the account, all emails sent to addresses with the own domain will be deleted. Find out how to perform the following configuration:

  1. Open iCloud ( on your computer and access your account settings;
  2. In the “Custom email domain” area, click on “Manage”;
  3. Choose the domain you want to remove;
  4. Hit the “Stop using this domain” button.

With information: Apple (1, 2 and 3).

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