A unique and memorable custom domain is a great way to make your blog stand out. WordPress.com makes it easy to add a custom domain to your site: just go to Store → Domains in your dashboard, and enter the domain name you want.
Now, your custom domain is not just for your blog. Our new Email Forwarding feature lets you use your custom domain in your 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 → Domains in your dashboard. If you already have a custom domain, you’ll find the new Manage Emails link next to it. 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.
Email forwarding supports up to five forwarding rules. For example, you can create custom email addresses for up to five people, or create up to five custom email addresses to redirect to the same email (such as email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.) Great for a one-person business!
If you have the WordPress.com Business or WordPress.com Enterprise upgrade, you can set up as many email forwarding rules as you need — there is no limit.
Email forwarding is enabled now for all custom domains on WordPress.com, at no extra cost. Note that email forwarding only works on top-level domains (such as example.com), and not on subdomains (for example, blog.example.com). If you already set up a third party email provider on your domain, email forwarding will be disabled.
See our support site for more information about email forwarding.