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How to Connect Your Instantly.AI Account To Zoho

Looking for an alternative and more affordable solution to sending cold emails when working with campaigns? Look no further than Zoho! Here's how to set them up.
Updated May 10, 2023
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If you're an Instantly user, you may be exploring more budget-friendly alternatives to the $6 monthly fee and $12 domain charges associated with Google Domains and Google Workspace. At first it doesn't seem like much, but when sending emails at scale it gets expensive rather quickly.

In this search for a cost-effective solution, Zoho Mail emerges as a viable alternative. This article will guide you through the step-by-step process of connecting your Zoho Mail account with, ensuring a seamless integration for your email outreach. 

Why Zoho?

There's a few reasons. If you aren't fimilar with Zoho, they're a comprehensive suite of cloud-based software applications designed to support businesses in various functions such as sales, marketing, customer support, finance, and more.

They provide a wide array of tools and services, including CRM (Customer Relationship Management), email marketing, sales analytics, project management, and collaboration tools, among others.

When it comes to sending cold emails Zoho can be particularly useful in tons of ways. However, it is important to maintain a balanced perspective, keeping in mind that success with cold emailing also depends on factors beyond the tools being used.

While Zoho offers numerous advantages for cold emailing, it is crucial to approach this marketing technique with caution. Sending unsolicited emails may lead to potential legal issues and breaches of privacy regulations, such as the CAN-SPAM Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is advisable to familiarize oneself with these regulations before initiating cold email campaigns.

Additionally, the effectiveness of cold emailing is speculative, as it largely depends on the quality of the email content, the relevance of the target audience, and the sender's ability to establish trust. Despite the tools and features provided by Zoho, achieving success with cold emailing ultimately requires strategic planning, persistence, and a commitment to ethical practices.

Now that you know a bit more about the service, here's a step by step guide on how to connect both tools:

How to Connect Instantly.AI with Zoho

Step 1: Purchase Domains

We’re going to assume you have already purchased domains whether on NameCheap, ZoHo, GoDaddy, or even Google. If you haven’t, I recommend using Namecheap as you’ll most likely find the cheapest domains there, but be sure to purchase .com, .net, or .org.

Step 2: Create Zoho Account

You’re going to connect your domain to ZoHo, but first create your main account if you haven’t already. Go to the page here. Once you create your ZoHo mail account and have your login, you’re ready to move on to the next step. 

Create a Zoho account (registration page)

Step 3: Sign In & Click Settings

Sign into your ZoHo mail account and click settings.

Click settings on Zoho homepage

Step 4: IMAP Access

On the left side, scroll down to “@ Mail Accounts” and then on the right select “IMAP Access” if it’s unselected. 

Configure mail account IMAP access for Zoho emails

Step 5: Add New Email to Instantly

Now login into Instantly.Ai and click “Add New” under email accounts. 

Add new email account to

Step 6: Connect Email

Click “ZoHo Mail” and enter the email you want to connect and your First and Last name.

Step 7: Sign Into Email

Enter the password you used to sign in to ZoHo, and for IMAP Host, you’re going to copy and paste the text and code. Same thing for SMTP. 

IMAP zoho integration asking for username and password

Step 8: You're Done!

Your ZoHo domain should now be connected to Instantly.AI. That's it!


For Instantly users seeking a more budget-friendly option for their email outreach needs, Zoho Mail presents itself as an attractive alternative to Google Domains and Google Workspace. With its comprehensive suite of tools and services, Zoho provides numerous advantages for cold emailing campaigns while maintaining a balanced perspective on the factors that contribute to their success!

Just remember it is essential to approach cold emailing with caution, ensuring compliance with privacy regulations and prioritizing ethical practices. But regardless, by following the step-by-step guide provided above, you can successfully connect your Zoho Mail account with, paving the way for seamless integration and cost-effective email marketing campaigns! Good luck and happy emailing!

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Written by Jonathan Garces
Jonathan is a digital marketing expert. After sending hundreds of thousands of emails, Jonathan cracked the code on what gets somebody to reply – authenticity & transparency. Jonathan writes about his emailing experiences and has quickly became the go-to guy for learning about how to connect with your target audience.
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