Using Google Mail Professionally.

Updated: January 01, 2012


Stage One: Register for Goolge Apps for your Domain
Sign up for Google Apps for your domain with any of the domain names you currently have registered. On signing in you will be required to prove you own that Domain name by way of creating a CNAME record or an HTML file on the website. My preferred solution is to take the suggestes CNAME record provided by Google and add this to your domain name Name server records.

Stage Two: Add the Google.com CNAME record to your Domain.
You will have been provided with a meaningless string of letters which you need to add to your Domain name as a CNAME record. You will need to edit the records on the Nameservers defined with your Domain Registrar. It is possible that your are using your the Registrar provided name servers but it would be wrong to make that assumption so do check on the details.

Stage three : Configure your additional aliases.
Your email address will be your username@domain.com and you can create addtional aliases for your username under the user and groups accounts. Note however that aliases names for your account are different to Groups and also different to mail aliases you can use and by way of explaination

Aliases

Groups

mail aliases

Stage 4: Define if you want a Catch all account
Personally I am not in favour of catch-all accounts directed to an email address. They encourage Spam and increase the amount of rubbish you are going to receive in your inbox. Consider the Stage 3: you can avoid mess of email addresses this way.

Stage 5: Conigure additional domains .
You can add additional domains and each one will be delivered to that account directly.

Stage 6: Configure the MX Records.

Stage 7: Arrrange to back up your Google Apps Account
Sign up at backupify.com

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