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So finally, Microsoft has also made the Free Signup for Custom domains on paid.

This is what they have on their webpage now (screenshot below):

The most important thing to worry is their following statement:

We will continue to support the ability to log in to with your existing custom domain email address, but in the future, you will no longer be able to add or remove accounts in your domain.

Anyhow, their pricing can be read here but they haven’t informed anything about the migration of the old email account to Office 365 yet.

The most used 3rd party email provider for your domains / business emails was Google apps for Business (, then ( Also zoho mail was providing email setup for your domain for free, but sadly it is also paid now.

So, what are the options left for people who do not wish to use their boring web server’s email? Please give your suggestions or post comments below.

Update added on July 07, 2014
Microsoft has finally announced the Migration Guide

SMTP/POP Settings for Email setup on for your domain

After your domain is setup on, please use the following settings to setup your email account in your email client like Microsoft Outlook, Windows Live Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc.

POP (incoming mail) server:
POP port: 995
POP SSL/TLS required: yes
POP user name: your complete email address (for example: [email protected])
POP password: your email account password
SMTP (outgoing mail) server:
SMTP port: 587
SMTP authentication required: yes
SMTP user name: your complete email address (for example: [email protected])
SMTP password: your email account password

Setup Outlook / Windows Live Mail on Mobile


On Windows Phone
On Start, flick left to the App list, tap Settings, and then tap Email & accounts.
Tap Add an account, and then tap Windows Live.
Enter your address.
Tap the Password box, and then enter your password.
Tap Sign in.

On iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch
Tap Settings, and then tap Mail, Contacts, Calendar.
Tap Add Account in the Accounts page.
Select Hotmail.
Enter your address and password.
Select the fields that you want to sync. Tap Save.

On Android
You can access on Android phones and tablets by using the Android app.
Download the app

Alternatively, you can always access through your phone’s Internet browser at

Other phones
If you have another phone that has a web browser, you can always access at


Responsive Web Design


Responsive Website Design is aimed at designing/developing ‘One website for all devices’. If you have you ever struggled to use a regular website on your mobile phone then you will appreciate the need for a new approach to web design. Responsive websites adjust automatically to any screen size which makes it more user-friendly, hence easily accessible from different devices ranging from big screen desktops to small screen smartphones.

With the remarkable growth of mobile usage (which cannot be neglected), every website should be responsive to be able to attend to every “screen size needs” either it’s a basic informative website or an interactive web portal. This will not only increase the number of visitors on your website but at the same time increase the revenue generating capacity from it.

Benefits of Responsive Website:
Cost saving
Better usability for all users
Improved SEO results
Less maintenance
No need for separate mobile websites
Reduced need for mobile apps

Responsive Web Design Testing Tool
Try our RWD Testing Tool and see how your current website looks on different screen sizes.

Gmail Exchange on iPhone

I think there is some issue with the Gmail configuration as Exchange mail on iPhone

According to Google blog Google has shutdown on all the new mobile devices.

If you have configured your Gmail account using Google Sync (exchange) and is working fine then its because you had been using it (configured it) on your mobile device before they shutdown their services.

Gmail Exchange now doesnt work on your new iphone as explained here

The way around:
Configure your Gmail as IMAP account.
Make sure IMAP is enabled for your Gmail account

Tap Settings on the iPhone Home screen.
Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
Tap Add Account under Accounts.
Choose GMAIL
Enter your name under Name.
Type your full Gmail address under Address.
Enter your Gmail password under Password.
Type “Gmail” under Description (or leave it set to the default, “Google Mail”).
Tap Next.
Make sure ON is selected for Mail.
Tap Save.
Press the Home button.

And you’ll start to see your Gmail working in iOS Mail.

Sync Google Contacts
Settings > Mail, Contact, Calendars … > Add account … > Other > Add CardDAV account

Enter as server and then your Gmail login credentials.

Save settings and goto Contacts. Click Groups on the top left and select All Google under Google. Then click the refresh button on the top left.

Thats it : ) in a few seconds all your Google contacts will show up.

This is a quick and I will update this post with screenshots soon.

Downloading iOS 6 Update

Downloading iOS 6 … Will keep you updated when done : )




Excited to see whats new exactly.


Installing Update





The new iOS 6 is cool actually. It has a lot of new features. Some features those are not listed/highlighted in the iOS 6 update log are:

No need to put your Apple ID password again and again when downloading or updating apps from App Store

New look for the dial pad

New browser features

thats all for now … will upload more screenshots with new features soon : )