Did you know you can create a custom email to go with your custom domain, and have it forward anywhere you’d like? (And it’s free!)
It can be tough to keep up publishing your blog, engaging with the blogging community, and staying on top of all the tools WordPress.com offers to make blogging easier (to say nothing about the parts of your life lived outside the blogosphere). To help, we’ll highlight the best things you might have missed from Hot Off the Press, the main WordPress.com news blog.
Up today? Email forwarding. Did you know that those of you with custom domains can easily set up a custom email address and have it forward anywhere you’d like? Did you know you can have five separate custom addresses? And that it’s free?:
Now, your custom domain is not just for your blog. Our new Email Forwarding feature lets you use your custom domain in an email address, so your email address can be just as memorable and unique as your blog. All your mail will be forwarded to the email address you choose.
To get started, go to Store → My Domains in your dashboard. If you already have a custom domain, you’ll see an Edit Domains link next to it. Click that, and then go to the Email tab. (If you don’t have a domain yet, you can add one now from the same page.)
Enter the new email address you want to create in the first field, and the destination email address in the second field. This way, instead of setting up a new email service, you can keep reading and writing your email like you always did. Any email sent to your new address will arrive at the address you specify.
When you started myawesomesite.com, you might have set up a free email address like email@example.com. Now, you can create the address firstname.lastname@example.org, and have it forward to your Gmail account — you get the slick custom email address, but get to use your same email client you’re used to.
Learn more on Hot Off the Press, or head to your dashboard and set up your own custom address.