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I have 3 domain names through Homestead hosting. I am trying to find out if I can use those domain names for e-mail purposes only within the O365 Exchange hosting online, for sending/receiving e-mails accordingly. And if contacts can be sync'd by all 3 accounts within the o365 hosting.

And would I have to pay for 3 user accounts per month? Or would my plan be 1 subscription with the ability to have all 3 domain accounts being "used" (if you will) with Exchange Online... ?
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by:Vasil Michev (MVP)
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You can have as many domains added as you want (the limits are in the hundreds), for free. All you need to do is to verify the domains with Office 365 (https://support.office.com/client/learn-how-to-verify-your-domain-and-change-name-servers-at-any-DNS-hosting-provider-or-domain-registrar-a8b487a9-2a45-4581-9dc4-5d28a47010a2), set the domain intent as Exchange Online, configure the MX record so that mails are delivered in Office 365 and then add the aliases you want to your account or others.

In order to be able to sent mails with those aliases however, you will have to use one of the methods described here: http://www.slipstick.com/office-365/send-messages-secondary-office-365-exchange-addresses/
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by:garryshape
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Thanks so what if I want all 3 domains as their own separate mailboxes? Would I just need 1 plan with Exchange online? Or would I have to have 3 separate monthly plans and setup each mailbox accordingly?
Then I could add 3 mailboxes separately (and still change the "From Address" based on mailbox permissions) into Outlook and add three Exchange mail accounts on a tablet?
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by:Vasil Michev (MVP)
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You can, but it will indeed cost you 3 licenses. Because of this, people usually opt to use shared mailboxes, which are free, but cannot be directly accessed in Outlook or on a device (you can still configure them as additional account in Outlook as delegate).
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by:garryshape
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For to be able to send mails with those aliases, I wouldn't be able to do that on a mobile Android device then unless I had 3 separate accounts? According to that http://www.slipstick.com/office-365/send-messages-secondary-office-365-exchange-addresses/

according to that article, that's really only effective for if we have Outlook client or a client that allows you to change the From address?
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by:garryshape
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Also would 1 single account make it easier for contacts and calendars? I would imagine that having 3 separate plans for 3 separate mailboxes, would make it harder to sync contacts and calendar appointments??
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Not sure about Androids, I use WP :) Try with the "OWA for Android" app, it might have this feature (at least the "OWA for iPhone does".

Having to configure 1 account across devices and keeping all mail/contacts in single mailbox should be easier IMO. At the end, it's up to you of course.
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awesome, thanks so much. that will help!
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