Thanks to a very helpful blog from Jessica over at Cytanium, I have setup FREE email accounts for my domain, gabrielbeaver.me over at Outlook.com. I can create up to 50 email accounts and each will have full email, EAS, and 7GB SkyDrive storage for each user.

To see how to setup email for your custom domain, you can get started here or check out Jessica’s guide here.

After creating the email account successfully, I was unable to add the account to my Windows Phone 8. This may seem like a simple task, but it eluded me for a bit. In order to successfully get it working, I had to set the server address to:

blu-m.hotmail.com

Also make sure that “Server requires encrypted (SSL) connection is checked.

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I was unable to find this address anywhere in the documentation for WP8 or for custom domain email configuration. I only found this by comparing my default Outlook.com account I have configured on my phone. Hopefully this will help others who stumble into this.

Setup Custom Domain Outlook.com Email Account on Windows Phone 8
  • Thanks mate. I was almost pulling my hair out coz of this.
    It worked fine when i used my custom domain email address as Hotmail account but i wanted to add it as outlook.com account..

  • Thanks!

  • disqus_Cr6EkwFhgK

    Great infor..Thanks Gabe..Question: Which settings did you use to initially set up the email on the phone?…SETTINGS…EMAIL + ACCOUNTS..ADD AN ACCOUNT..??Then which specific type of account??(theres 8 options)
    Thanks,
    G

  • User

    Perfect. Thanks!

    I chose “Advanced Setup” as the email type. Entered in the server as above, and left domain empty.

    I also had to update my username to my full email address (e.g. contact@domain.com)

  • snera

    how do i set up an outlook domain for my account

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