Domains, Email, Upgrades

Add Email

Want to use a custom email address with your domain, such as info@yourgroovydomain.com?

WordPress.com offers an affordable, robust, hosted email solution called Professional Email, which gives you the ease of managing it from your WordPress.com account. Additionally, we offer other solutions to meet your email needs that are described below.

To add email to your domain, first, make sure you have a custom domain. Then go to My Site → Upgrades → Emails to view and select an email solution.

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Professional Email

Professional Email is an ideal option if you want an affordable, robust hosted email solution with the ease of managing it from your WordPress.com account. This option comes with the following features:

  • Send and receive email using your custom domain.
  • Includes email, calendar, and contact management.
  • One-click import of existing emails and contacts.

See Adding Professional Email to Your Site for more information.


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Google Workspace (Formerly G Suite)

We also partner with Google Workspace for those who need a hosted email solution as well as the features and benefits of an office productivity suite (such as Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and more.)


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Email Forwarding

If you do not need full email hosting, we also offer simple email forwarding as a free option.

  • Email Forwarding lets you use your custom domain in your email address.
  • All your mail will be forwarded to an email address you choose, but any replies will be sent from your personal email address.
  • Email Forwarding support guide lists all the setup steps.

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Other Email Providers

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WordPress.com does not endorse a specific provider. Choose the provider that’s best for you based on your budget and needs.

If your domain name and DNS settings are managed at WordPress.com, you can purchase email hosting from another provider and connect your domain to it. We’ve added instructions for several popular providers below.


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Frequently Asked Questions

I followed the steps for my email provider, why isn’t my email working?

Keep in mind that it can take up to 72 hours for the DNS records to fully propagate and your email to begin working. If it has been over 72 hours and your email is still not working please contact support.

How can I access my Google Workspace webmail using a subdomain (e.g. mail.exampleblog.net)?

If you want to customize the URL for accessing your webmail, please follow the instructions on this Google Workspace support page.

Can I add email forwarding and custom email at the same time?

Only one method of email can be added to a custom domain at a time. If you add an email hosting service, your email forwarding will be removed. To set up email forwarding again, see your email hosting provider for more details.

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