Goodbye Windows Live Admin Center

Microsoft no longer allow you to use custom domains with Outlook.com. Current accounts will continue to work (for now) but will be stripped of features.

This leaves users with only Office 365 for Microsoft email with custom domains. Pricing starts at £3.30 per user per month.

Alternative providers include:

  • Google Apps (Gmail) – from $5 (around £3) per user per month
  • Zoho Mailfree for up to 20 users, then from $2 (just over £1) per user per month after that. A bit more of a dated feel than the other offerings but free!

I must stress that for most users, Outlook.com will probably continue to work just fine. However, the administration part looks as though it will disappear and setting up aliases and more accounts may become impossible. Read more at ZDNet.

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