Apple will be upgrading its iCloud subscription to iCloud+ this fall. Without any extra charge, the cloud service will offer new premium features like Private Relay, Hide My Email, and expanded HomeKit Secure Video support. In addition, the subscribers will also be able to create personalized email domains to manage all of their email addresses from one inbox.
AppleSFERA reports that a user @mcontreras spotted that the beta version of the service is available and users can configure a custom domain in their iCloud Mail to send and receive mail directly from their Apple accounts. Users can create domains for individual use and also as a family. We are listing down easy-to-follow steps for you to set up unique email domains. Apple describes it as;
Personalize your iCloud Mail address with a custom domain name, and invite family members to use the same domain with their iCloud Mail accounts.
Here is how to create a custom domain with iCloud+
- Log on beta.icloud.com > Account Settings
- In settings, click on Custome Email Domain > Manage
- Click on the ‘Add a domain you own’ option
- Select if the domain will be used by the user alone or will be shared by Family members
- Enter the name of the domain you want to use
- Add an existing email address
- Click on ‘Add email address’ to add all the addresses which you want to use on the created domain
- Click ‘Confirm’ to complete the process
- As the last step, follow the instruction in the verification email sent by Apple.
The feature will be available across devices with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey updates expected in September. The capability to set up personalized domains will allow users to replace @mac.com @icloud.com domains with unique ones and conveniently, receive and send emails from different IDs with a single address. The report warns the users that as it service is in the beta phase there are likely to be glitches.
Along with the ability to create random addresses, being able to use our own custom domain to receive and send email directly to iCloud is really great news. It is clear that it is not a novelty designed for all audiences, but personally, I who manage several domains, being able to centralize everything in a single email client is something fantastic. For now, let’s remember, however, that we are in a beta version, although with how quickly we are approaching September I am sure that sooner rather than later we will all be able to enjoy this functionality.