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Setting up free custom mails for your startup

Sharing my experience on what i could have done better.

So i bought some domains early january, building my startup stickerkeen, but for a standardized startup, you need a custom mail to get things done, so people would be doubting your mail or application validity.

Didnt give it a second thought, i signed up for the Namecheap Private mail, tried thier starter plan free trial.

when trial period was up? i was required to pay 14/year to keep the mail up else, i will loose it.

That rush, you know, i funded my namecheap and paid for the bill.

Fast forward, i noticed i need more custom mails so as to seperate things.

Well namecheap gave the option to create alias mails, i.e i can create but every mail sent to will come to the inbox of

Doesnt looks cool enough, you wont be able to send mail directly as but you can recieve mails.

That led me to creating another private mail and subscribing another 14/year.

Yes, i later discovered i can increase the mailboxes but it was too late. so i no have two mail operating on $14/year each.

Now i registered another domain for an open source project that i am working on with some collegues, (Flipify, Simple, fast, and fun switch between hosting providers, third party integrations, and more)

And for a founding team more than 5, namecheap isnt an option, we dont have the bills.

That led to the digging of ZohoMail, their free plan grants you access to the following:

  • 5 user accounts
  • 5GB storage/user
  • Email attachments up to 25MB
  • Email hosting for a single domain
  • Two factor authentication

You get yours up to, follow ZohoMail setup guide.