Setup Free Email For Your Domain With Migadu (Best Zoho Alternative)

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So, we heard you would like to look professional with your own company's domain email ?? You are in luck today as we have prepared a post and a video guide for you to get the best free email hosting, Migadu. Migadu may be the best alternative for Zoho's free email hosting. Yes we know, you might not have ever heard about Migadu but we are using them for a long time and its been good.

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Migadu offers so much more than other free email hosting service providers and they also are very clear about their cons as they have mentioned and pointed out themselves. You can head to Migadu's site and read about their free plan.

Migadu's free email hosting plan is very much enough for many users, who want a secure personal email address just to look professional.

Below you will find some features available on the free plan of Migadu email hosting.
If you believe these features are enough for you, you should sign up right now.
  • Free forever or you can always upgrade
  • 1 email domain per account
  • Unlimited number of mailboxes (ex: john@xdomain.com, jane@xdomain.com) 
  • 1 GB of total storage (which is enough for text & images only emails)
  • 10 out going emails per day (yeah this might be a bummer for most of you but we ain't spamming) 
  • 'Sent from Migadu' signature on every mail you sent at bottom.
If you think that these are enough and for most of us is, just sign up and setup your email right now. But also you can always upgrade to their paid plan if you need more than this or never as the free plan is free forever.

We will guide you through the process of setting up your email hosting here.

To setup Migadu all you need is access to your DNS manager of your domain. We need to add some DNS records in order to get our email working.

We will add 5 DNS records in total and setup our new free email on our own domain.

Login to your DNS manager, whatever you are using. I am using cloudflare here.

Head to Migadu's site and register a free account from here. You will need to verify your email and then login into the account.

Read Also: Setting up Free Email Hosting with Cusotm Domain Using Zoho

After logging in click on 'Add Email Domain' button. Now enter your domain that you want to setup email with.

You will be asked to add some DNS records. We will help you with that. All the records you need to add are there on your account copy and paste them.

1. Adding MX records for Migadu

The two MX records are same for all.
Priority  MX server
10        aspmx1.migadu.com
10        aspmx1.migadu.com
Select Type as MX, type @ on Name and put 10 on priority. You can leave the ttl to auto.

2. Adding SPF & DKIM records for Migadu (TXT records)


These record values are specific for each domains, so make sure you copy paste these from your own account.

For SPF,
Select type as TXT, put @ on Name and copy the content value & paste.

For DKIM,
Select type as TXT, copy the Name  and content value & paste given on your account.

3. Adding DMARC record for Migadu (TXT record)


This is the last record we need to add and this one optional but recommend to add for various security reasons.

Add this record as the SPF record, type as TXT and the Name/value should be copy pasted.

Finally your DNS records should look like this now.

configure migadu free email hosting


Now, it will take some for Migadu to detect the changes we have made to our DNS records, as DNS propagation takes time. After some time, usually above 30mins, Migadu will automatically detect the records and activate your account.

You should log into your account like every 15 minutes and check if our domain is on Migadu. After the records are detected you will get something like this.

setup migadu free email hosting successfully


We will now need to setup our mailbox, default is admin@yourdomain.com but we will have to set a new password.

Go to your domain on your Migadu account and click on Mailboxes, from there you will be able to add new mailboxes and setup new password for your mail.


At last lets log into our new mailbox. Go to Migadu Webmail Login page and enter your new mail and password.

And congrats !!! You have successfully configured your free Email Hosting On Migadu.

Faced any issue or need to say something ?? Just comment below, we would love to here about it.

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    greats,
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