If you want Gmail backed technology you now need to go with paid Google Apps Business Editions.So one of the free alternatives is Outlook Live Domains from Microsoft.Microsoft has stopped accepting new registrations for its free Custom Domains service, effective immediately.The nearly 10 year old free ride is coming to an end.The reliability and security of your email is very important considering what type of services you would usually use such @email for e.g.Domain DNS registration and renewal, SSL certificate domain validation, Domain related social media accounts, Twitter, Facebook, Google , Pinterest, Instagram, and web hosting providers etc.Then to log in and check email you can log into via com or if you setup custom address CNAME via webmail.To configure your domain to send and receive email with various Mail apps like your Windows Phone, i Phone, Android Phone, Microsoft Office, or mail clients, check out guide titled 'Send and recieve email from an app' Incoming (POP3) Server If you don’t want email to be deleted from your inbox after it’s downloaded to your email app, select the Leave a copy of messages on the server option.
ZDNet’s Ed Bott first reported the service’s demise.Or if you host your own domain name DNS name servers on Centmin Mod via NSD DNS then you need to edit your NSD zone file for your domain.You can find your NSD domain zone file which you created via menu option #3 (see here). May also need to setup appropiate SPF txt records and reverse DNS A/AAAA records for your domain as well. Once all DNS changes propagate and are live, you can log back into com with same Windows Live ID in Step 1.A typical SPF txt record may look like the following where ip4 defined IP address of your sending server is is the sending server's IP address and a:hostname.defines any additional hostname A records you want to whitelist for sending emails from i.e. If you are using Centmin Mod's own NSD DNS hosted setup, then you will need to edit your TXT record for your domain's NSD zone file created when setting up NSD DNS via menu option #3 i.e. In NSD DNS zone file, you will need to edit the line which has format as: Testing SPF txt records To test validity of the SPF txt record, use the SPF Record Testing Tools.If you have problems with editing your @DNS SPF and reverse DNS A/AAAA records, contact your web host or domain registrar you host your DNS with.You also need to follow instructions on this page to prove domain name ownership as well.