WEB Anyone use Gmail to host their domain's email?

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  1. Ebtek

    Ebtek Afraid of 138

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    im reviewing the gmail/google apps pages and cant really find clear instructions on how it's done. so far it looks like i have to register the domain or transfer the domain to google? is this right? cant i just log into my gmail account, and tell it to start receiving emails on mydomain.com, then point my mx record to google/gmail?
     
  2. JesterFX

    JesterFX New Member

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    I don't usually bother with doing anything more than just setting the domain webmail to forward to my gmail account.
     
  3. Vailripper

    Vailripper Daywalkers have feelings too.

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    Yeah you just have to change some MXRecords, although you need to have the premier edition to be able to set it up.

    Your other option is to use the POP3/IMAP/SMTP settings to allow you to receive and send email as your domain. If you just forward it, when you reply it will be coming from "[email protected]"
     
  4. autox

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    does it force you to use gmails spam filter? I think it filters out too much shit
     
  5. Ebtek

    Ebtek Afraid of 138

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    sounds like the premier edition costs money.

    if i change the outgoing email address to show [email protected], and someone replies to it, im SOL, unless i have access to receive on that account too, which leads me back to the 1st question :hs:
     
  6. rwdftw

    rwdftw Guest

    you can just setup squirrel mail address for your domain([email protected]) and then in settings just have it forward the info to your gmail account

    I do this for my yahoo account, because I use yahoo instant messenger so it gives me a popup with sender/subject whenever a new email comes in
     
  7. JesterFX

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    You can set up alternate "from" emails in gmail which will respond as the set "domain". So if I have mydomain.com forward to my gmail and I reply it will show my [email protected] even though it comes from my gmail.

    It's just faster and easier, at least for me lol.
     
  8. LOLZILLA

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    It's called google apps for your domain and it's free.

    Google will be your mail server.

    All you do is change your mx records and that's basically it. It's a simply process and I do it with a lot of my domains. Greatest mail server ever.

    http://www.google.com/a/
     
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    apps, not gmail :o
     
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    my dreamhost now makes me use gmail for it
     
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    the problem with that is you will sometimes show up as "[email protected] on belaf of [email protected]"
     
  12. JesterFX

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    I haven't seen/noticed it yet but assume that could be possible. I don't know much about email headers either but assume someone that did would be able to see it as a redirect.

    But since I have been doing it, it's made it super easy for me to gather email from all my domains in one account and so far I think everyone I have had email conversations with assumed they were communicating with the specific site directly...if that makes sense lol.
     
  13. rwdftw

    rwdftw Guest

    thats why you setup forwarding, so that you can always go into your squirrelmail to send the email .
     
  14. biawokauns

    biawokauns New Member

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    squirrelmail is 98 dude

    if you set up apps properly, it will work fine. it's when you have multiple domains from one app, you get that problem. or if you forward email to a gmail account.
     
  15. maxxpower

    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    i have done this setup for 3 different businesses so far. Most are smaller shops between 10-25 users.
    I have to say that its an awesome service for businesses that dont want to manage mail and want portability.
     
  16. dawgboye

    dawgboye I'm a businessman who's commodity happens to be co

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    I have all emails I use regularly (my home construction company and my business services company) through gmail. Love it. Best thing every.
     
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    Google apps is free unless you want to pay for more space and use more than 100 accounts. All you have to do is change your MX record, it only takes a minute to set everything up.
     
  18. Ebtek

    Ebtek Afraid of 138

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    doing it now
     
  19. maxxpower

    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    Its awesome. Specially for small shops.
     
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    We use it here. GAFYD rules... just be prepared for them to data harvest all of your shit. :o
     
  21. sewid

    sewid Nissan Junkie

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    I setup Google Apps for one of my domains and it's awesome. I ended up taking it off though because I prefer to continue to use my single old school gmail account and do forwards to it purely out of convenience.
     

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