email domain name

Are there any FREE ways to setup and have your own email domain name?

Instead of or etc, have your own? @"yourown".com
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Domain names are not free so probably not.  But they are usually less than $20 per year.  But then there is the issue of hosting for your email service which usually isn't free either.  Gmail and Yahoo support their 'free' email services thru advertising.

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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Use open source programs

Build a fedora server then install mail server software many to choose from



JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I pay $20 / year for a name. They have many to choose from. But if you have to have your own name, get an inexpensive domain.
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unipolarbearAuthor Commented:
What are some good $20/year services?
NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
godaddy is currently running an offer of a domain and office 365 email for $1 per month.

basically for any custom email domain you need to register a domain name, then for example if you wanted gmail you would sign up for a gmail business account and point your domain mx record to Google. the cost associated is for the domain and email service separately.

Sometimes with certain web hosts you can pay a yearly cost and register the domain for free, then you get at least some kind of email service with the web host for free. The benefit to using Google, or office 365 is you get a familiar interface and decent interfacing with 3rd party email clients, like your phone.

the godaddy deal is a good one because office 365 is usually $5 /mo per user. that would usually be on top of the domain registration fee.
unipolarbearAuthor Commented:
I don't have a website of my own. So I don't actually have my own domain.

All I want to do is make a email address of my own without having @gmail or @yahoo etc.

Do I need to make a website first to get my own custom email address or can I get my own without having a website first?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented: will do this for you. I have a non-standard email address that I have had in use since 1996. Spam control is excellent and the $20 per year fee allows you to POP3 the email into Outlook (any version) - I do this and forward to another account - I do this routinely.  I have been using this service for years.

Overall it does precisely what you need and you can pick a bland email suffix to use.
NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
You don't need a website, but if you want a custom domain ( you need to register the domain.
yes and no.

A full own domain name (i.e. isn't free - I don't know of any provider who gives away domains for free ... anyhow the simply owning of a domain is cheap (less that $10/year).

Some providers of mail services give you subdomains like for free, if you use their services.
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