Finding a free email provider to point MX registers

A few years ago, I bought a domain plus hosting on a Spanish provider. Now I don't need the hosting, but I want to keep the domain. The problem is that the provider doesn't allow me to use mail services without hosting. 😕

My goal last week was to redirect the webmail to Gmail: ⇒

To redirect all the mail traffic, I needed to change the MX registers. Process:

  1. Find a mail provider.
  2. Point MX registers to the mail provider.
  3. Configure mail redirection to Gmail.

I found ImprovMX (not sponsored), which do a great job and the configuration took less than 5 minutes. The best part of it is that it's free for one domain.

Hi, I'm Erik, an engineer from Barcelona. If you like the post or have any comments, say hi.