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- Gmail Send As Instructions
- Transactional Email Provider
- Free Services
- Paid Services
- Zoho Paid ($15/year per account)
- Migadu ($19/year unlimited domains)
- ForwardEmail ($36/year unlimited domains) + Free Gmail
- MXRoute ($109 Lifetime or $49/year for unlimited)
- Microsoft 365 ($72/year per account)
- Google Workspace ($72/year per account)
- ImprovMX Paid ($108/year)
- Microsoft 365 Family ($99/year) (Discontinued November 2023)
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The following is a list of email providers that are free and cheapest to most expensive.
In this article, Gmail Send As will be mentioned. Instead of repeating the instructions multiple times throughout this article, here are the instructions once.
To send, you need to set up 2FA on your account and create an application password, and then you can create a “Send As” address and use the Google SMTP service with the application password.
You can also use a transactional email provider to send emails versus Gmail Send As. As long as the transactional email provider supports SMTP.
Set up your DNS on Cloudflare, and set up Cloudflare free email forwarding. For SMTP, you can use Gmail Send As or a transactional email provider. (Instructions at the top of this article)
There is a free tier of Zoho Mail that is free, the catch? No IMAP or SMTP access, web or mobile app access.
The free tier provides a single domain. For SMTP, you can use Gmail Send As or a transactional email provider. (Instructions at the top of this article)
This is an excellent deal at $15/year per account with SMTP and IMAP access, including calendar and contacts in their web and mobile apps. Granted, if you need more than one account, Migadu might be better.
Provides webmail, IMAP and SMTP per usage with unlimited domains.
Use forwardemail.net + a free Gmail account. For SMTP, you can use Gmail Send As or a transactional email provider. (Instructions at the top of this article).
ForwardEmail includes unlimited domains.
MXRoute is DirectAdmin which includes webmail, IMAP, and an SMTP. They offer a lifetime deal for $109 or $49/per year. There are restrictions, so definitely read up.
The Business Basic plan gives you Microsoft 365 Exchange, which only includes webmail and not a Microsoft Office license to use Outlook. You can still use IMAP and SMTP.
Business Starter gives you a Google Workspace account,
You get 100 domains and free SMTP with a daily restriction of 100 emails per day. But you can still use Gmail Send As or a transactional email provider. (Instructions at the top of this article).
If you have Microsoft 365 Family, you can add a domain name for free at GoDaddy or purchase a domain through GoDaddy.
However this has been discontinued starting November 2023
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