Why can't I use my own email?
Due to GDPR the use of Free (Gmail/Hotmail Etc) Email services is to be discouraged. This is because they often lack security features, which are provided to us through Office 365. It also means if there was a freedom of information request, you would have to provide access to your personal emails. We are still allowed to forward them onto other email services such as 365 and GoogleWorkspace for County/Group emails already set up on them.