Email is at the heart of our digital lives – and of our lives, full stop. So when it comes to managing and protecting your digital presence, it’s worth making sure you are getting the very best, day in and day out.

If you want to create your own free personalised email address for personal or business use, and benefit from a range of privacy-enhancing features at the same time, this article is for you.

At Infomaniak, we provide a free email address for each domain name we manage for you. All you have to do to take advantage of this offer is to reserve or transfer a domain name to Infomaniak – and you can do it at a great price, too.

The best independent Webmail on the market – free and unlimited with your own domain

Reliability, unlimited storage, complete control of your data: discover WorkSpace, the benchmark Swiss Webmail service. This professional collaboration suite features email with unlimited storage and allows you to manage and synchronise all your emails, contacts and calendars on any device (including PCs and Android and iOS mobile phones). When you set up your free email address with Infomaniak, Switzerland’s market-leading hosting company, you are guaranteed a high-quality service and a range of other features, including:

  • unlimited storage space
  • advertising filters
  • social media filters
  • the ability to send and receive large attachments (unlimited on IMAP, up to 3 GB via WorkSpace)

And there’s more:

  • total privacy
  • no advertising
  • all data stored entirely in Switzerland by an independent company not listed on the stock market
  • carbon-neutral hosting
  • total control of your data

WorkSpace from Infomaniak is constantly developing, making it a genuine alternative to Gmail. With WorkSpace, you can check your email at any time on any device, using any mail client or through your Internet browser via Webmail.

An email address that reflects your personality and respects your privacy

Creating an email address with your own domain name has a number of advantages.

When you take control of your own domain and mail hosting, you are no longer dependent on a free email service that makes you the product (such as Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.). You keep total control over your data, no company or marketing firm has access to your emails, and you avoid any unwanted service restrictions or interruptions.

Your email address is fully customisable, making it the perfect way of showing your professional approach to your business or creating a unique private address. You can choose the ideal address format for you. Options include:

You have almost total freedom to create your perfect email address. Infomaniak offers more than 500 other extensions at highly competitive prices, including all the main extensions (.com, .fr, .be, .ch, .net, etc.) at the best prices anywhere on the market.

Do you need help to choose a domain name?

After all, it’s an important decision. Feel free to take a look at our guide, which is designed to help you choose the right domain name for you. It will tell you everything you need to know to find the perfect domain name.

So, how do you create your own free email address?

Creating a single email address

If you only need one email address, all you need to do is buy a stand-alone domain name managed by Infomaniak. To get your free email address, all you have to do is pay the annual domain rental fee for your domain name, which is just €5.40/year for a .fr domain or CHF 8.90/year for a .ch one for example.

Simply reserve your domain name to get your free email address.

When placing your order, chose Starter hosting at the bottom of the list to get 10 MB of web space and a free email address. Then go to Mail Hosting Management from your Infomaniak account (Manager) and select the domain name you want your new email address to be based on.

Here’s how to create an email address from Infomaniak Manager

All you have to do is fill in the required information and click on Attach to My WorkSpace. Your email address is now activated, and you can use it from WorkSpace immediately by going to workspace.infomaniak.com.

How to create more than one address

If you want to set up 5 email addresses or more, our comprehensive Mail Hosting package is perfect for you, and it’s available at some of the most competitive prices on the market. You can make full use of all the features of WorkSpace, for one or multiple users, for a monthly fee of just CHF 2.24 for 5 unlimited email addresses.

Mail Hosting for 5 addresses is perfect for freelancers and small companies looking to develop their businesses, as well as for families.

Reserving a domain with mail hosting services

You can create multiple email addresses with one or more Internet sites

Web + Mail Hosting is Infomaniak’s flagship solution, and is ideal for over 80% of Internet sites. It’s one of the most attractive packages on the market, and comes with all the following features:

  • 25 email addresses with unlimited storage
  • Infomaniak WorkSpace, including contacts and calendar synchronisation
  • 100 GB of SSD storage for your sites (20 sites included)
  • Over 80 professional themes for WordPress (Elegant Themes)
  • Free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt
  • Move to a Cloud server with just 1 click

And that’s not all! You can find out more about the exclusive features included in the package here.

Ordering Classic Web + Mail Hosting.

How do I import existing messages and contacts?

Importing emails and folders from a previous email address

Transferring from Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc. is really easy. Thanks to our automated wizard you can transfer all your messages to your new email address. This service is free and will copy all your folders into your new mailbox. Gmail labels will also be transferred as folders.

Our wizard will automatically transfer emails, tags and folders from your old email addresses.

All you have to do to copy the entire contents of your previous mailbox to your new one is go to this page and follow the instructions. Infomaniak also allows you to copy all your content from multiple email addresses as a bulk import.

Importing your contacts and calendars

Our specially-developed wizard can import contacts from your old mailbox to WorkSpace quickly and easily.

To see videos about other ways to import data, take a look at this guide.

WorkSpace also allows you to import your calendars. Just export your current calendar as an *.ics file and import it straight in WorkSpace, as shown in this guide.

Synchronising your contacts and calendars on your devices

WorkSpace can synchronise all your emails, contacts and calendars thanks to CardDAV and CalDAV technology. You can use the wizard for Windows, macOS and iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod), and the free Infomaniak Sync app on Android.

Change your digital life

Our priority is making sure you have the best possible user experience. That’s why Infomaniak products have been constantly developing for more than 25 years, responding to our users’ needs.

By creating your Infomaniak address, you’ll be making a big step towards a digital universe where you have total control over your data. You will also get access to the latest tools as they are developed, so you will always have the latest technology at your fingertips.

Every product you order from Infomaniak also unlocks free credit you can use to access more tools within our ecosystem, such as:

  • Guest Manager, for organising and managing invitations to your events (opening ceremonies, away-days, conferences, etc.)
  • the Newsletter tool, for a simple way of creating professional email marketing campaigns

You can also discover cutting-edge solutions like Swiss Backup, for encrypted backup from your computers, servers and mobile phones.

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