Quickstart: How to add Azure Managed Domains to Email Communication Service

In this quick start, you learn about how to provision the Azure Managed domain in Azure Communication Services to send email.


Azure Managed Domains vs. Custom Domains

Before provisioning an Azure Managed Domain, review the following table to determine which domain type is most appropriate for your particular use case.

Azure Managed Domains Custom Domains
Pros: - Setup is quick & easy
- No domain verification required
- Emails are sent from your own domain
Cons: - Sender domain is not personalized and cannot be changed - Requires verification of domain records
- Longer setup for verification

Provision Azure Managed Domain

  1. Go the overview page of the Email Communications Service resource that you created earlier.

  2. Create the Azure Managed Domain.

    • (Option 1) Click the 1-click add button under Add a free Azure subdomain. Move to the next step.

    Screenshot that highlights the adding a free Azure Managed Domain.

    • (Option 2) Click Provision Domains on the left navigation panel.

    Screenshot that shows the Provision Domains navigation page.

    • Click Add domain on the upper navigation bar.
    • Select Azure domain from the dropdown.
  3. Wait for the deployment to complete.

    Screenshot that shows the Deployment Progress.

  4. After domain creation is completed, you'll see a list view with the created domain.

    Screenshot that shows the list of provisioned email domains.

  5. Click the name of the provisioned domain, which navigates you to the overview page for the domain resource type.

    Screenshot that shows Azure Managed Domain overview page.

Sender authentication for Azure Managed Domain

Azure communication Services Email automatically configures the required email authentication protocols to set proper authentication for the email as detailed in Email Authentication best practices.

Changing MailFrom and FROM display name for Azure Managed Domain

You can optionally configure your MailFrom address to be something other than the default DoNotReply, and also add more than one sender username to your domain. To understand how to configure your sender address, see how to add multiple sender addresses.

Your email domain is now ready to send emails.

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