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Add Email » Add Email through Zoho Mail

Want to add email to your custom domain through Zoho Mail? This page explains how to do it. You can find directions for other email providers on our main Add Email page. 

Table of Contents is generally available in the U.S. Other countries may have different suffixes, such as, which will have slightly different instructions.

Create your Zoho Mail Account

  1. Sign up for Zoho Mail with your domain and set up your account.
  2. Once you’ve completed the registration process, Zoho will present a screen that looks like this: 
  3. Select WordPress as your domain’s DNS Manager from the dropdown list. Note: in this example will reflect your actual domain name.
  4. On the next screen, you’ll be presented with a unique code for your domain beginning with the letters zb… Highlight and copy this code.
  5. Keep the Zoho web page open, and open your site dashboard in another browser window or tab.

Connect Zoho Mail to your WordPress Domain

  1. On your dashboard, go to My Sites → Upgrades Domains and click on the domain you want to connect to Zoho Mail.
  1. Click Change your nameservers & DNS records.
select change your name servers & DNS records option
  1. Click Email setup then Zoho Mail and paste your unique code into the box that appears below.
Add the Zoho cname code under Email setup.


Don’t add the full string here like: – just use the zbXXXXXXXX portion.

  1. Hit the button that says Set up Zoho Mail.

That’s it! Your email is set up. Zoho’s walkthrough has a couple more steps that you can complete if you want, but you’re done with the setup in your dashboard.

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