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Add Email »Add Email through Yahoo! Small Business

If you already had a custom email address for your domain through Yahoo! Small Business before mapping your domain at WordPress.com, you can connect that email hosting back to your account here by following the steps below.

If you registered your domain name here on WordPress.com, email hosting through Yahoo! is not currently available. However,  you can find directions for other email providers on our main Add Email page.

Step 1 – Manage your domain settings

In your WordPress.com dashboard, go to Store → My Domains to manage your domain settings.   Make sure to add your Yahoo! domain and change your primary domain before adding your email settings.

Store - My Domains menu

Step 2 – Edit your DNS records

Click on the Edit Domain button for your custom domain to edit your customize your DNS records.

domainsettings3a

Step 3 – Add your Yahoo! MX records

Click the Edit DNS section. Choose MX from the dropdown, leave the first box blank, change the priority number to 1, then paste the following in the second box:
MX-BIZ.MAIL.AM0.YAHOODNS.NET.

It should look like this example. Click Add:

dns_yahoomail

Step 4 – Save your custom DNS records

When you are done adding your Yahoo! MX records, click the Save Changes button.  Your email will begin working in a few hours.

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