I purchased the domain, have all new emails going to my trebloc email address (via Office 2013, Outlook.com and Outlook Mobile App on Android) and I also pull into my Clear, Orcon and Snap emails into a folder and it has worked very very well
Going through some of my other Microsoft accounts today, I see I had received an email in June on my master email account for my custom domain that Outlook.com was loosing the ability to use custom domains from early April and from the end of July I can't manage the 2 accounts I have any more.
What they have of course suggested is Office 365 and included a free trial, which my availability to access expired early in the week. With the countdown on before my custom domain account become a standard Outlook.com account I have a few options
1) stick with free and hope nothing I currently need disappears
2) upgrade to Exchange Online ($5.10 a month per user, so just over $10 a month for the 2 accounts)
3) upgrade to Office 365 basic plan ($76 per year per user)
4) upgrade to a more expensive Office 365 plan that includes Office 2013
If I upgrade, I don't need to upgrade to the more expensive plan as I already have a full copy of Office 2010 and a Home Use Copy of Office 2013 via my employer.
What I am trying to figure out is if I upgrade to a paid plan, what version and what do I exactly get that I currently don't get from the free version. And are there any free version features I use that I don't get if I don't upgrade correctly