Yes, we do support having your own custom (or vanity) domain-based address(es) in paid plans.
- Entry plan offers 1 domain to be added/managed, whereas Pro plan offers 5 and Ultra plan offers 7 domains to be added/managed using domain adding wizard.
- Please be notified, that the domain foo.example.com and example.com will be counted as two separate domains, each with its own DNS records.
- Before adding a custom domain, please make sure that you have already chosen a primary address (in Messages) for your Mailfence account.
- Please make sure that your account’s reset/notification address is not based on a domain that you are about to add on our platform. If yes, then change your reset/notification address with a different service (e.g., notmydomain.com) – as ‘mydomain.com’ DNS MX records will be pointed to us and you will no longer be able to recover your account in case of compromises.
1. Go to account Settings.
2. Navigate to Messages -> Email domains.
3. Click on Add an e-mail domain.
4. Write down your domain name in the prompt and click on Add.
5. Perform the domain ownership verification check, and click on Verify to proceed.
6. You can now create your domain based email address(es) as an alias to your Mailfence account, by going into your account Settings -> Messages -> Aliases -> New: Select your domain from the drop-down.
- This is a compulsory step if you already use your domain for e-mails, otherwise incoming e-mails to your domain based e-mail address(es) will be lost.
- Emails sent to email@example.com will arrive in the mailbox of mydomain.com domain owner.
- Emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will not arrive in the mailbox of mydomain.com domain owner. This address is reserved for anti-abuse reasons.
- In case you need to set-up a catch-all address for your domain, then send an email to email@example.com with your login name and the desired catch-all address (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org).
- In case if you would like to replace your Mailfence account primary email address to your domain-based address, then:
1. Go to Administration -> Users.
2. Click on your account listing (with the tag Administrator).
3. Under E-mails, click on Edit.
4. Set the new primary e-mail address and choose your domain, then click on Save.
7. Configure the respective MX entries in your domain DNS records:
- Make sure you enter the same preference value (e.g. 10) in both of the MX records to guarantee load balancing and fail over.
- In some cases (depending on your domain DNS record manager), you will have to add the ‘.’ (dot) at the end of the MX records. Without them, the MX records will be faulty e.g., (smtp1.mailfence.com.mydomain.com).
After following above steps, you will be able to receive emails sent to your domain based address(es).
Before sending emails, we strongly recommend you to set anti-spoofing measures (SPF, DKIM and DMARC entries) for your domain.