Microsoft Pilots Premium Email Service

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Microsoft is reportedly piloting a new Premium service, which appears to give subscribers personalized email addresses with custom domain accounts thanks to a partnership with GoDaddy.

The offering was first reported by ZDNet Microsoft reporter Mary Jo Foley, who was tipped to this support page about the service by a reader. She confirmed the service with the company, sharing the following quotes a from a spokesperson:

" Premium is not an existing offering, it is an experiment that we are piloting. We're always investigating new features based on the wants and needs of our users, and we have nothing more to share at this time."

"We are evaluating interest in custom domains for At this time, we are testing with a limited number of users in the United States and will evaluate the experience over time. The previous program required the user to manage the process of purchasing a domain. We are evaluating the appeal of custom domains but with Microsoft managing the processes of procuring the domain."

On the linked support page, Microsoft says it has partnered with GoDaddy to supply the email domain names users choose to power their personalized email addresses. The domain names are therefore subject to availability and GoDaddy's terms.

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the global roll-out and removal of the preview label on the new

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